Definition Stretch marks (striae or striae distensae) is a form of scarring on the skin with a pinkish or whitish hue that appears when your skin stretches or shrinks quickly. Collagen is a protein underneath your skin that makes it more elastic and supports your skin. Your skin tries to …Read More »
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) – Causes, Symptoms and Prevention
Definition Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin disease which causes painful, boil-like lumps that form under the skin and often secrete pus and blood. HS occurs most often in areas where skin rubs together, such as the armpits, groin, and under the breasts. Symptoms usually begin after puberty. The …Read More »
Keloid scars – Pathophysiology, Causes, Symptoms and Complications
Definition Keloid scars are simply means your skin has suffered a wound. This is most often caused by an injury or through surgery. There are tissues in your body called fibrous tissue. These tissues are also known as scar tissues and they will form scars right over a wound. Sometimes …Read More »
Ichthyosis – Causes, Risk factors, and Treatment.
Definition – Ichthyosis Ichthyosis is a generalized, mostly genetic disorder of the skin. All types of ichthyosis have dry, thickened, scaly or flaky skin. There is no cure, but symptoms are usually mild and manageable with a daily skincare routine. The severity of symptoms can vary extremely, from the mildest …Read More »
Peeling skin syndrome- Definition, Treatment and Prevention
Definition Peeling skin syndrome is a group of rare inherited skin disorders characterized by painless, continual, spontaneous skin peeling (exfoliation) due to a separation of the outermost layer of the epidermis (stratum corneum) from the underlying layers. Other findings may include blistering and/or reddening of the skin(erythema) and itching (pruritus). …Read More »
Vitiligo- Definition, Symptoms and Prevention
Definition Vitiligo is a skin disease in which white patches appear on different parts of the body. These white patches can develop anywhere, the pigment is found. It can turn hair white or some people can lose color inside the mouth or even effect eyes. When the pigment (color) producing …Read More »
Hyperkeratosis- Types, Causes, and Treatment
Definition Hyperkeratosis is when the outer layer of the skin is thickened. The outer layer of the skin will contain keratin, which is a protective protein. It is a form of keratosis, which is a skin disorder caused by overproduction of keratin. It occurs most often on skin that has …Read More »
Psoriasis – Causes, Risk Factors, Treatment, and Prevention.
Definition Psoriasis is a noncontagious, chronic skin condition that produces plaques of thickened, scaling skin. The dry flakes of skin scales result from the excessively rapid proliferation of skin cells. It typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp, though it can appear in any location. Some people …Read More »