People with the skin condition psoriasis have a higher risk of developing other serious medical conditions, especially those linked with the body's immune system and inflammation.
Lipomas are usually pea-sized harmless soft lumps of fat that can form under the skin – referred to as subcutaneous.
Itchy ears are common but that doesn't make them any less irritating. What causes itchy ears?
Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is a rare, very itchy, skin rash linked to the digestive disorder coeliac disease.
Prurigo describes a group of skin conditions causing itchy spots or bumps and discomfort. The bumps may also be called nodules or papules.
Keloid scars are made up of scar tissue that, for some unknown reason, grows excessively on the site of a wound.
If you have a food allergy, the food you eat or touch can have an adverse reaction on your skin, but not all food-related skin reactions are triggered by a food allergy.
Cryotherapy is a medical technique that uses extreme cold to destroy cells.
Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare skin condition that can begin suddenly causing a pimple, bump, or blood blister that then develops into a painful ulcer.
Here are 5 facts about psoriasis to help give you a better understanding of the condition – and to dispel the myths.
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a group of rare inherited conditions making skin very fragile that are characterised by blisters forming after friction or trauma.
If the outermost layer of the skin known as the epidermis comes away, it is referred to as desquamation or peeling skin.
Some people get an allergic skin reaction to the herpes simplex virus called erythema multiforme minor.
Polymorphic light eruption causes red papules in a rash on the skin after even brief exposure to sunlight, or in some cases after exposure to artificial fluorescent light.
If you have a fungal infection, such as thrush, athlete's foot or nail infections, antifungal medication may be recommended.
Itching, or itchy skin (the medical name is pruritus), is a common symptom of a wide range of conditions. It may occur in one area of the body (localised) or all over (generalised). There may be a rash or spot where the itching occurs.
Learn about the symptoms of a cold sore.
You can't stop being infected with the virus that causes cold sores, but thgere are steps that can be taken to avoid cold sores recurring.
Treatments can only help to ease the symptoms of a cold sore outbreak and may speed up healing of the sores. They will not get rid of the herpes simplex virus, which causes cold sores.
As cold sore may be triggered by tiredness, stress or too much alcohol they often appear at the party season when you want to look your best. Here are some tips to help you disguise a cold sore.
Get tips on avoiding infection other people with your cold sore.
Reddening of the face can have a number of causes, the most common being blushing and rosacea.
Morgellons is a term that has been used to describe an unexplained constellation of symptoms, with the main signs involving the skin.
Having an itchy bottom means having discomfort where you want to scratch an itch around the anus.
Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of leg ulcers.
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