Medical Skin Problems

Medical skin problems can be serious and life-threatening. Understanding medical skin problems is extremely helpful in diagnosing them early. This section covers everything to do with medical skin problems.

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Why does acne cause dark spots on your skin?

As if the scourge of acne wasn't enough to deal with, those of us afflicted with breakouts often have to deal with its more lasting effects: scarring and dark spots. What's going on with your skin to make it change color?


Quick Tips: Help for Acne

Acne isn't just for teenagers. Anyone can be affected! Learn acne basics plus easy ways to prevent and treat unwanted pimples.

5 Common Skin Parasites

Whether you like it or not, certain critters may see you as a meal. Learn how to avoid common skin parasites like bedbugs, fleas, and lice

5 Treatments for Scalp Psoriasis

Psoriasis affects more than 7.5 million Americans and can lead to unsightly flare-ups anywhere on the body, including the scalp. We teach you how to successful treat scalp psoriasis.

5 Things to Know About Chicken Pox

Chicken pox is one of the most feared infections – who wants to be covered with itchy spots? Spot and treat chicken pox using our helpful guide.

Quick Tips: Moles and Cancer

How can I tell if the new moles developing on my skin are cancerous? Read on to learn about identifying cancerous moles from benign marks.

Do you know the signs of skin cancer?

Do you know the signs of skin cancer or think that skin cancer isn't a problem? See the signs of skin cancer to protect yourself and get informed.

Do you have a mole that doesn't look right?

Not all mole changes signal melanoma, but it's important to have any changes checked out early. Learn what you should do if you have a mole that doesn't look right.

Skin Cancer Q&A

In 1938, 1 in 10,000 people got melanoma. Today, it's 1 in 93. See skin cancer Q&A with dermatologist Nicholas Perricone to learn about risk factors and tips for prevention.

The Basics of Skin Fungus

For many, the mere idea of a fungus living in one's skin is repulsive. But if you can distance yourself from the disgust, fungus is actually pretty fascinating.

10 Causes and Treatments for Cold Sores

Cold sores are many things, and, unfortunately, they're caused by a virus that those infected will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Let's look at the causes and some treatments.