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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a rare disorder of the skin and mucus membranes- usually a reaction to a medication or infection. It is regarded as a kind of toxic epidermal necrolysis, in simpler terms, a condition in which dying cells cause the epidermis to separate from the dermis. It is often thought to arise from a […]

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What is Deodorant Rash?

Deodorant rash refers to an itchy, red, inflammatory skin rash which develops at the place where deodorant is applied. Sometimes, the rash may be bumpy and elicit flaking, peeling, oozing, and blistering. Most cases of deodorant rash are caused as part of allergic reactions of increased skin sensitivity. Medical ailments like sweat glands blockage and […]

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Heat Rash in a Newborn

Heat rash which is also known as prickly rash may manifest in form of tiny red bumps that normally occur in newborn babies. This happens because their sweat glands are not fully developed. Therefore, when the baby sweats too much, sweat gets trapped in their pores since they have tiny pores. Heat rash is very […]

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Zika Rash

Zika virus is a virus belonging to the family of Flavivirus, which causes mild illness in the human body. This term ‘Zika’ bears its origin to the Zika Forest in Uganda, where the virus was first discovered. It was known to be confined to Africa till 2007, when a case was reported outside Africa. This […]

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Zika Fever

Zika fever is caused by the zika virus, which belongs to the family of the same virus which causes dengue, the Flavivirus. Therefore it shows similar symptoms as that of dengue and other closely related alphavirus family disease, chikungunya. The main symptoms are similar to dengue, but in a very milder form. These include mild […]

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Hay Fever Rash

More than one tenth of the American population suffers from Hay fever, of which the rash is a common symptom. Hay fever is also known as allergic rhinitis used to denote symptoms of cold. The fever affects people differently. For some the fever could be seasonal and for others it’s seasonal. So is the case […]

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Ebola Rash

Ebola is often a fatal disease of humans and other primates caused by ebola viruses. Ebola is undoubtedly the most deadly of all diseases, causing deaths of almost 25 to 90 percent of the patients with an average of more than 50 percent. Ebola can occur among humans as well as other primates such as gorillas […]

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Indian Fire Rash

Indian fire rash is one of the most communicable skin infections, usually found among infants and children.  The rashes look like reddish sores on the face, especially near the nose and mouth. It is mainly caused because of bacterial attack on the body as they enter through skin scratches or insect bites. However they can […]

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Gluten Allergy Rash

Gluten is a protein that is found in food containing wheat and related grains such as rye, barley and oats. It is normally innocent in otherwise normal individuals though may trigger an immune reaction in hypersensitive individuals. In these people, the immune hypersensitivity results in destruction of cells lining the gastrointestinal tract. The absorptive surface […]

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Dermatomyositis

Also referred to as heliotrope rash, dermatomyositis is an uncommon inflammatory disorder wherein patients suffer from distinctive rashes on skin as well as muscular weakness. In the medical world, it is classified as a chronic inflammatory myopathy and regarded as 1 of three such conditions. Dermatomyositis can affect both adults and children. However, children between […]

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