Skin Diseases Information Center

Vitiligo: Types, Causes, Symptoms, Investigations, Treatment, Surgery, Self Measures

Vitiligo is a medical condition of the skin where there is loss or absence of melanin, a pigment, which is responsible for the color...

Seborrheic Dermatitis or Seborrheic Eczema: Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Treatment, Remedies

Seborrheic Dermatitis or Seborrheic Eczema is a skin condition, which is quite common and it primarily affects the scalp, producing itchy, scaly, red skin...

Decubitus Ulcer or Pressure Ulcer or Bedsores: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Surgery

Continuous and prolonged pressure to the skin causes injury to the skin and its underlying tissue resulting in Decubitus Ulcer or Pressure Ulcer or...

Boils and Carbuncles: Causes, Risk Factors, Signs, Symptoms, Treatment, Home Remedies

Carbuncles and boils are pus filled bumps, which develop under the skin and can be quite painful. The cause of this is bacterial infection...

Lichen Planus: Causes, Risk Factors, Signs, Symptoms, Investigations, Treatment

Lichen planus is a non-contagious medical condition where the skin develops rashes or lesions. This is thought to occur as an immune system response...

Rosacea: Causes, Risk Factors, Signs, Symptoms, Treatment- Medications, Surgery, Home Remedies

Rosacea is a skin condition, which is quite common, and is characterized by facial redness and also red, small, pus-filled bumps. Middle-aged women with...

Pilonidal Cyst or Pilonidal Abscess: Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention

Formation of an abnormal pocket in the skin, commonly containing skin debris and hair, is known as Pilonidal Cyst or Pilonidal Abscess. It is...

Scabies: Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Investigations, Treatment, Home Remedies, Prevention

Scabies is a contagious skin condition, in which the patient experiences severe itching. The cause of this is a very small burrowing mite known...

Ichthyosis Vulgaris or Fish Skin Disease or Fish Scale Disease: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Ichthyosis Vulgaris is a skin condition, which is commonly inherited, and is characterized by accumulation of dead skin cells resulting in thick and dry...

Tinea Versicolor or Pityriasis Versicolor: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Home Remedies

Tinea Versicolor or Pityriasis Versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin, which is quite common. Tinea Versicolor is characterized by small, discolored rashes...

Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Home Remedies, Prevention

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is an inflammation of the skin which is chronic in nature. Patients having this condition have severe itching...

Hirsutism: Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Investigations, Treatment, Home Remedies

Hirsutism is a medical condition where women experience unwanted hair growth in a manner, such as seen in men. In this condition women have...

Melasma or Chloasma or Mask of Pregnancy: Causes, Location, Types, Treatment, Prevention

Melasma or Chloasma or Mask of Pregnancy is a common skin discoloration, which appears as a brown/ tan or bluish to grayish patches usually...

Calluses and Corns: Causes, Investigations, Treatment, Home Remedies

When there is any friction or pressure against the skin, it protects itself by producing a layer of thick and hard skin; which are...

Contact Dermatitis: Types, Causes, Symptoms, Investigations, Treatment

Contact dermatitis occurs when a person breaks out into rashes when it comes in contact with certain substances. Irritation or allergic reaction of the skin...
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