Skin Diseases Information Center

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...

Sebaceous Cyst: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Prognosis

What is a Sebaceous Cyst? Sebaceous cysts are noncancerous cysts, which develop from sebaceous glands. They are commonly found on neck, face and torso. The...

Warts: Causes, Symptoms, Investigations, Treatment- Conservative, Cryotherapy, Prevention

Warts are small growths on the skin, which are grainy in texture and appearance. They occur commonly on hands or fingers. Warts usually have...

Diaper Rash or Irritant Diaper Dermatitis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Home Remedies

Diaper Rash or Irritant Diaper Dermatitis, as the name itself indicates, is a rash, or in scientific terms, inflamed skin, which commonly occurs on...

Acne or Acne Vulgaris: Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Treatment, Home Remedies

Acne or Acne Vulgaris is a medical condition affecting the skin when the hair follicles get plugged or blocked by dead skin cells and...

Measles or Rubeola: Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Stages, Treatment, Home Remedies

Measles or Rubeola is a viral infection occurring in childhood. It used to be a common disease; however, it can now be prevented with...

Fifth’s Disease or Slapped Cheek Disease or Parvovirus Infection: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Fifth's disease is also called as Slapped Cheek Disease, Parvovirus infection and erythema infectiosum. Fifth's disease is recognized by the name Fifth's disease, because it...

Darken Skin or Hyperpigmentation: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment- Daily Exercise, Medication

Skin darkening is a skin disease secondary to hyperpigmentation. It is either local or generalized. Melanin pigment is present in normal skin in different...

Dermatomyositis: Types, Epidemiology, Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Treatment, Investigations

Dermatomyositis is a rare inflammatory disorder usually characterized by a distinctive skin rash and muscle weakness. Children and adults both get affected with dermatomyositis. Dermatomyositis...

CREST Syndrome or Systemic Sclerosis: Types, Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Treatment

CREST syndrome is also known as systemic sclerosis, morphea-linear, mixed connective disease, progressive systemic sclerosis, limited scleroderma and localized scleroderma. CREST syndrome is a subtype...

Melanoma: Causes, Risk Factors, Signs, Symptoms, Investigations, Stages, Treatment, Prevention

Melanoma is one of a serious type of skin cancer. It starts in the melanocytes, which are the cells that produce melanin. Melanin is...

Q and A On Dysesthesia: Types- Somatic, Visceral, Cutaneous, Occlusive, Symptoms, Causes

What Is Dysesthesia? Dysesthesia means unpleasant or abnormal sensation. The word dysesthesia comes from two word dys and esthesia. "Dys" means unpleasant or abnormal and...

Panniculitis: Classification, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment- NSAIDs, Tetracycline

Sometimes, we come across people who have thickened skin in their hands or feet. If you touch it, it feels like you are touching...
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