Conditions: Skin, hair and nails (including wounds)

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Acne is a common disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands with a number of causes and symptoms. The disorder typically leads to the development of pimples and cysts...


Actinic keratosis, also known as a solar keratosis, is a precancerous condition of the skin that causes a scaly or crusty bump to arise on the surface of the skin...


Bed sores (also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers) can occur when a person is bedridden, unconscious, unable to sense pain or immobile. Bed sores are ulcers that occur on areas of the skin that are under pressure from lying in bed, sitting in a wheelchair and/or wearing a cast for a prolonged period of time...


Benign skin growths are essentially a mass of cells that appear as a growth on the skin and come in a wide variety of forms. Alterations in the normal genetic growth and function of the skin also present in other ways such as discoloration or skin pigmentation disorders...


A blister is a bubble on the skin containing fluid. Blisters are usually circular in shape. The fluid that forms underneath the skin can be bloody or clear...


Burns are a type of traumatic injury caused by thermal, electrical, chemical or electromagnetic energy. Smoking and open flames are the leading causes of burn injury for older adults, while scalding is the leading cause of burn injury for children...


Surgeons use skin grafting and skin flaps to close or cover wounds. A skin graft is the transfer of a portion of the skin, without its blood supply, to a wound...


Atopic dermatitis, also called eczema, is a hereditary and chronic skin disorder that mostly affects infants or very young children. Most children who suffer eczema symptoms ?" more than half ?" are often over the condition by the time they reach puberty...


Excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis, can affect the entire body, but usually occurs in the palms, soles, armpits, and/or groin area. Excessive sweating is normal when a person is anxious or has a fever, which is at intermittent periods, however it can become an issue for those who suffer from chronic excessive sweating...


Gangrene is a medical term used to describe the death of an area of the body. It develops when the blood supply is cut off to the affected part as a result of various causes...