Category: Skin Care 2

Hyperelastic skin as the name suggests is a type of skin that can be stretched more than its normal limit. When your skin is well hydrated and healthy, you can stretch it to some extent. Your skin returns to its …

 Polymorphic light eruption (PLE) is one of the most common skin complaints especially among women living in temperate climate. This condition is caused due to exposure to sunlight. PLE is characterized by raised tiny red itchy and burning rash on …

Skin is an important organ of the body. Most of us know the structure of skin but its functions are less widely understood. Besides all the physiological functions, skin personifies an individual. It makes an individual’s appearance more appreciable. Especially …

Finding wrinkles on fingers and toes is not uncommon after staying for long in water. Almost everyone will agree that they have wrinkles on their finger tips and toes after spending prolonged time in water. The most surprising aspect is …

Warfarin induced skin necrosis (WISN) is a rare but well recognized complication of warfarin treatment. Warfarin is a drug that has ability to dissolve blood clots and prevent further clotting in the vessels. Blood clots can cause heart attack, stroke …

Scabies is a skin disease caused by itch mites sarcoptes scabi. It is a contagious disease causing severe itching. Scabies symptoms typically involve finger webs, wrist, armpits, groin area, elbow, ankle, nipple and areola in females. The scabies mite feed …

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 …