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Collagen Deficiency

Collagen deficiency can bring about collagen vascular diseases, which is a group of disease that affect connective tissue. Collagen is a protein connective tissue that helps hold up your skin, bones, muscles and ligaments together. Connective tissue diseases is the other name that is given to collagen vascular disease. Collagen deficiency and the resultant disease […]

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Verrucous Keratosis

Verrucuos keratosis refers to a skin disease affecting the epidermis. Verrucous means growths resembling warts, while keratinocytes mean the growths forming on your outermost layer of the skin. The illness causes overgrowths on the skin that look like warts. The condition is also referred to as seborrheic keratosis. The only slight difference between the two […]

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Keratin Horn

Keratin or cutaneous horn is a projectile conical shaped growth, which extends from base of skin and resembles the horn of animals. The cutaneous horn is made up of compacted keratin. Keratin is a structural material or fibrous structural protein that makes up the outer layer of skin. It is also the structural component of […]

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Tinea versicolor

Tinea versicolor is a type of fungal skin infection caused by a yeast species that naturally occurs on the human skin. The skin disease, identified by an abnormal rash on skin, is caused due to uncontrolled growth of the yeast. Tinea versicolor is also known as pityriasis versicolor. The fungus hampers normal skin pigmentation leading […]

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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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A carbuncle is a skin disorder characterized by formation of pus-filled bumps or clusters of boils. It often causes pain. Bacterial infection of hair follicles and subsequent inflammation result in development of carbuncles beneath the skin’s surface. Furuncles or boils first arise as reddish tender bumps. They quickly fill with pus and keep becoming bigger […]

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Dermatitis Herpetiformis

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Dermatitis herpetiformis is a skin condition characterized by a blistery, itching, and burning skin rash. The condition is also referred to as gluten rash or Duhring’s disease. The rash typically occurs on the knees, elbows, back, scalp, and buttocks. The rash is also a possible symptom of a more severe underlying disorder, i.e. gluten allergy. […]

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Insect Bite Identification – Pictures

Insect bite is a common occurrence throughout the world. Insect bite identification will help in understanding the type of bite based on which treatment can be suggested. Generally, these bites do not need treatment unless infection or allergic reaction occurs. Insects may be small but most have their weapon of defense which they use to […]

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Deer Tick Bite – Pictures, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

A deer tick bite is one of the most misdiagnosed bites which resemble a mosquito bite. The deer tick is responsible for the spread of Lyme Disease as well as other diseases like babesiosis and human anaplasmosis. Bites from a deer tick causes bulls- eye rashes as well as headache, fever and fatigue. The symptoms […]

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Hot Tub Rash

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What is hot tub rash? Hot tub rash or hot tub dermatitis/folliculitis is a skin infection caused by germ Pseudomonas aeruginosa which is commonly found in water and soil. It also spreads if chlorine, bromine and pH levels of hot tub or spa are not maintained at optimum level. Unhygienic conditions and poor maintenance of […]

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