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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Filiform Warts Overview

Filiform warts form on the delicate tissue of the face, neck, eyelids and lips. And given how much time we spend gazing into one another's eyes, these cosmetic blemishes can be a real drag to live with.

Flat Warts Overview

Flat warts are benign growths and don't cause you any pain. But even if they're just a cosmetic problem, you probably want them to go away. Can you shake them for good?

Heat Rash Overview

Most people love being outside when the weather is hot -- having barbecues, going to the beach, riding bikes and taking long walks. But all this outdoor activity can put you at a greater risk for developing heat rash.

Hives Overview

Having hives can make you feel like you've been the all-you-can-eat buffet for a group of really hungry mosquitoes. And, as if having really itchy welts isn't bad enough, hives can burn and sting. Just what makes these nasty bumps appear?

Impetigo Overview

Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria that normally live on your skin without causing harm. So what causes these bacteria to suddenly cause the itchy rash of impetigo?

Ingrown Hair Basics

Dante Rosario, tight end for the Carolina Panthers, was once hospitalized for an infection caused by an ingrown hair. While such infections are rare, ingrown hairs can be unsightly and painful, so how can you prevent them?

Jaundice Overview

Jaundice technically isn't a disease, but the yellowish tint it casts upon the skin can be a sign of a variety of serious illnesses. Depending on the patient's age, jaundice itself can be harmless -- or deadly.

Melasma Overview

When brownish patches appear on their skin, many people don't even realize they have melasma. Without targeted treatment, will this common skin condition vanish on its own?

What are the different types of warts?

Contrary to popular belief, warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They're generally harmless, but they can be a nuisance if left untreated.

Adult Acne Overview

Although acne is typically associated with the teenage years, many adults also find themselves fighting breakouts. Find out what's behind adult acne and what treatment options are available.

All About Acne

A giant zit on the tip of your nose can ruin your day -- especially since acne loves to show up right before a first date. What's the best way to deal with it?

Herpes 101

It's safe to say that no one's a big fan of herpes. But there's an extremely good chance that you have at least one of the eight types. Don't worry, chicken pox is one of them.

7 Ways to Get Rid of Cold Sores

While you can't do much about the way a cold sore looks, you can do a few things to help decrease discomfort, speed healing and keep it from coming back.

How Albinism Works

Despite some stigma affecting those who have it, albinism isn't a disease. It's a genetic condition marked by the body's inability to produce melanin.

Hyperhidrosis Overview

Though some people might not sweat the small stuff, those with hyperhidrosis sweat the small stuff, the large stuff and everything between. Is there any way to prevent or cure excessive sweating?

How Chicken Pox Works

Chicken pox causes you to sprout blisters and scratch like crazy. Why did parents intentionally expose their children to this itchy illness before routine vaccinations became available?

Understanding Skin Allergies

Your skin is an important defender against invaders. It usually fends off trouble quite successfully. Sometimes, however, an allergen gets the best of your skin, causing a reaction.

How does acne work?

It's the bane of countless teenagers and a frustrating surprise for many adults too. Do doctors know what causes acne?

Understanding Scleroderma and Raynaud's

Scleroderma is a fairly common skin condition that affects the blood vessels, immune system and connective tissue. Learn more about this disease and what steps you can do to avoid this disorder.

Rosacea and Your Skin

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What Is Rosacea?

Are looking for information on rosacea? Check out what we have gathered for you here about rosacea.

What Is That Lesion?

Do you know what a lesion is and how they form? Find out the answers to these questions and more with the help of the information inside this article.


Psoriasis is an inherited disorder of the skin, which causes red, scaling bumps and patches on the skin. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for psoriasis.