Seborrheic keratosis is skin growth which appears similar to a mole or a wart. It is considered a common skin growth mostly occurring in older people over the age of 40 or 50 years. Seborrheic keratosis can occur anywhere on …

An epidermal nevus is a non cancerous overgrowth of the epidermis. Human skin has three layers, epidermis is the outermost layer. At least in 50 percent of cases the lesion develops at birth or may develop later usually in the …

Livedo reticularis is a condition characterized by typical net like blotchy reddish blue to purple net like pattern on skin. Livedo reticularis is of two types; primary or idiopathic and secondary. The symptoms of both these types are similar. The …

Lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology involving the skin and mucus membrane. The cutaneous and mucus membrane variety is most common. The typical skin rash commonly appears on the flexor surface of hands and legs and …

There are three different types of sweat glands in human body, namely the apocrine gland, eccrine gland and sebaceous glands. Hidradenoma of skin is a tumor originating from apocrine or eccrine sweat gland of skin. It is a benign solitary …

Pityriasis lichenoides chronica is mild but chronic rare skin disease characterized by persistent red papular eruptive lesions with white scales. It is a benign skin lesion of unknown etiology. The scaling eruptions of pityriasis lichenoides chronica develop slowly and stay …

Epidermal inclusion cyst is a cyst formed due to injury to the epidermis layer of the skin. Epidermis is the uppermost skin surface. A cyst is small sac like structure that is filled with fluid or semi solid material. Epidermal …

Dilated pore of Winer is nothing but a giant solitary blackhead arising from a dilated hair follicle. It was first described by Winer in 1954 hence it is called as dilated pore of Winer. This giant comedo predominantly affects middle …

A nevus is benign pigmented skin lesion that may develop in any part of the body. This skin condition is commonly observed in many people. The pigmentation covers large area of the body. In most cases nevus spilus appears on …

Notalgia paresthetica is an itchy skin condition of upper back. Itching occurs typically in one half between the two shoulder blades. Thus it is also called interscapular itching. Although common, the condition is not well recognized. The exact cause of …

When your skin is healthy and well hydrated it appears fresh, smooth and supple. A dehydrated skin appears rough and dull, sometimes even cracked. It is very important to keep your skin moisturized since skin acts as a barrier against …

Airborne irritant contact dermatitis is exclusive type of contact dermatitis. It typically is caused by dust, pollen, fumes and volatile chemicals that are present in air. In this skin condition the person does not directly handle this allergen but his …

Lymphomatoid papulosis is a skin disease manifesting as self healing papules and nodules which erupt and regress suddenly. It is a rare skin disorder. Only one out of one million people may suffer from this condition. The lesions of lymphomatoid …

Since last few decades the role of radiation therapy has become well recognized as a treatment for many types of cancers. Its application can be curative or palliative. In this therapy, the patient is subjected to precise dose of radiation …

Schamberg disease is a skin condition in which there is patchy discoloration of skin, usually in the lower legs. It is a chronic and progressive skin disease manifesting into macules and papules. The lesions spread slowly from lower extremity upwards. …

Everyone desires to have radiant and glowing face because it makes you look younger. However, dead skin cells on face can affect your natural complexion. It can make your skin appear dull, trigger breakouts with enlarged pores. Normally the dead …

Nobody exactly knows the history of shoes and when it was created first. We all know originally shoes were meant to keep our feet warm. However, with changing time people have started wearing different types of shoes to give an …

Most people take care and pay more attention of their face and hair. But they often neglect their hands which is the second most exposed and noticed part of the body after face. People apply different types of sun screen …

Jojoba oil is extracted from the seeds of a shrub like plant. Its scientific name is Simmondsia Chinensis. This shrubby tree grows wildly in hot and arid areas of California, Mexico and Arizona. Jojoba oil is actually liquid wax, which …

Since olden days humans are exposed to silver and its compounds. The exposure can be through environment, industry, or with silver used in medicines. Argyria is a rare skin condition in which the skin turns blue due to deposition of …