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Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples. Pimples form when hair follicles under your skin clog up. Most pimples form on the face, neck, back, chest,...
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Athlete's foot is a common infection caused by a fungus. It most often affects the space between the toes. Symptoms include itching, burning, and cracked, scaly...
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Behcet's syndrome is a disease that involves inflammation of the blood vessels. It causes problems in many parts of the body. The most common symptoms are Sores...
Pre-Op Questions (Surgery Questions)
for moles. Treatment for vascular birthmarks includes laser surgery. Most birthmarks are not serious, and some go...
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It's the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning...
Allergy, Skin Test (Skin Test For Allergy)
culture from your skin or do a blood test to identify the bacteria causing infection. Treatment is with antibiotics. They may be oral in mild cases, or intravenous (through the vein) for more severe cases. NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...
Allergy Shots
Chickenpox is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Most cases are in children under age 15, but older children and adults can get it. It spreads very...
Plastic Surgery (Cosmetic Surgery)
Cosmetics are products you apply to your body to clean it, make it more attractive, or change the way it looks. They include Hair dyes Makeup Perfumes Skin-care...
Allergy, Skin Test (Skin Test For Allergy)
Fifth disease is a viral infection caused by parvovirus B19. The virus only infects humans; it's not the same parvovirus that dogs and cats can get. Fifth...
Allergy, Skin Test (Skin Test For Allergy)
If you have ever had athlete's foot or a yeast infection, you can blame a fungus. A fungus is a primitive organism. Mushrooms, mold and mildew are examples....
Vaginal Douche (Douching)
When you cough or sneeze, you send tiny germ-filled droplets into the air. Colds and flu usually spread that way. You can help stop the spread of germs by...
Brachytherapy
You lose up to 100 hairs from your scalp every day. That's normal, and in most people, those hairs grow back. But many men -- and some women -- lose hair as they...
Hair Removal
The average person has 5 million hairs. Hair grows all over your body except on your lips, palms, and the soles of your feet. It takes about a month for...
Brachytherapy
Kaposi's sarcoma is a cancer that causes patches of abnormal tissue to grow under the skin, in the lining of the mouth, nose, and throat or in other organs. The...
Bone Marrow
internal organs such as the spleen, liver, and bone marrow. People with this form usually have fever, weight...
Allergy Shots
Measles is an infectious disease caused by a virus. It spreads easily from person to person. The main symptom of measles is an itchy skin rash. The rash often...
Biological Therapy
Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Often the first sign of melanoma is a change in the size, shape, color, or feel of a mole. Most melanomas have...
Hair Removal
Moles are growths on the skin. They happen when pigment cells in the skin, called melanocytes, grow in clusters. Moles are very common. Most people have between...
Dental Surgery (Oral Surgery)
Piercings and tattoos are body decorations that go back to ancient times. Body piercing involves making a hole in the skin so that you can insert jewelry. This...
Tattoo Removal
Piercings and tattoos are body decorations that go back to ancient times. Body piercing involves making a hole in the skin so that you can insert jewelry. This...
C-Reactive Protein Test (Crp)
Polymyalgia rheumatica is a disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness in your neck, shoulders, and hips. It is most common in women and almost always occurs...
Blood Test, Ferritin (Ferritin Blood Test)
to diagnose. It requires blood, urine, and stool tests. Each type of porphyria is treated differently. Treatment may involve avoiding triggers, receiving heme through a vein, taking medicines to relieve symptoms, or having blood drawn to reduce iron in the body. People who have severe attacks...
Colostomy
Pressure sores are areas of damaged skin caused by staying in one position for too long. They commonly form where your bones are close to your skin, such as your...
Allergy Shots
Rubella is an infection caused by a virus. It is usually mild with fever and a rash. About half of the people who get rubella do not have symptoms. If you do...
Breast Reduction
A scar is a permanent patch of skin that grows over a wound. It forms when your body heals itself after a cut, scrape, burn, or sore. You can also get...
Allergy, Skin Test (Skin Test For Allergy)
Shingles is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you have chickenpox, the virus stays in your body. It...
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Your skin changes as you age. You might notice wrinkles, age spots and dryness. Your skin also becomes thinner and loses fat, making it less plump and smooth....
Biological Therapy
other tissues and organs. Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and biologic therapy. PDT uses a drug...
Cryotherapy
Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Your skin Holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration Keeps harmful microbes out,...
Allergy, Skin Test (Skin Test For Allergy)
Your skin helps protect you from germs, but sometimes it can get infected by them. Some common types of skin infections are Bacterial: Cellulitis and impetigo....
Chemical Peel
Pigmentation means coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Your skin gets its color from a pigment called melanin. Special cells in the...
Allergy, Skin Test (Skin Test For Allergy)
Tinea is the name of a group of diseases caused by a fungus. Types of tinea include ringworm, athlete's foot and jock itch. These infections are usually not...
Permanent Makeup (Micropigmentation)
Vitiligo causes white patches on your skin. It can also affect your eyes, mouth, and nose. It occurs when the cells that give your skin its color are destroyed....
Cryotherapy
Warts are growths on your skin caused by an infection with humanpapilloma virus, or HPV. Types of warts include Common warts, which often appear on your fingers...