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Lichen planus is a relatively common skin disease. The Latin name, lichen planus, means red, flat rash. It is unknown what causes the disease, but it is most common for people between 30 and 60 years and is not contagious.
Skin abscesses are collections of pus in the skin and are caused by a response from your body’s defenses. It is triggered when your immune system tries to kill germs that get under the skin or in the oil glands.
Acne vulgaris, often called “acne,” is common but harmless and treatable. It is an inflammation of the oil glands around hair follicles.
Actinic keratosis, also known as solar keratosis, is a superficial skin lesion caused by repeated exposure to UV rays.
An angioma is a benign growth of blood vessels in the skin. Two common forms are spider angiomas and cherry angiomas.
Atopic eczema can be caused by sensitivity to certain food, such as dairy products, eggs or fish. Infants with food allergies often have hives in the eczema. The child also may also experience atopic symptoms from the respiratory system (asthma) and stomach discomfort.
Balanitis is an inflammation of the penis, foreskin or glans and is a common problem among men, especially young boys. It is a bacterial infection in the space between the glans and the foreskin.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. More than two million cases of this skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year.
Birthmarks are spots on the skin caused by an accumulation of either small blood vessels (red marks) or pigmentation (brown spots). They can be seen from the time of birth, but they may also develop later.
Café-au-lait spots are smooth, often irregular, brown spots on the skin. Even though the spots are harmless themselves, they are usually the earliest sign for neurofibromatosis.
Candidiasis is a general term for fungal infections marked by redness and itching around the mouth or genitals.
A chalazion is a common condition affecting the eyelid. It appears a small swollen lump that is filled with fluids. The condition is never malignant or contagious.
Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis is a lesion on the top part (helix) of the ear. The condition is more common in men over the age of 40. Only 10-35% of cases involve women.
Comedones are clogged pores, either resulting in a blackhead or a whitehead pimples. This process most often occurs in adolescents when their increase in hormone levels increases oil production.
Contact dermatitis is a rash or irritation of the skin caused by contact with a foreign substance. Common causes are poison oak, latex, perfumes, detergents, and certain foods. UV light can also be a cause.
Cradle cap is the thick, yellow-brownish spots that often appear on the scalp in babies. It is sometimes known as milk crust, because the affected skin can feel crusty, and comes off in small, dandruff-like flakes.
A dermatofibroma is a firm, small, lightly pigmented benign growth of the dermis (deeper layer of the skin) which is harmless. The growth may be elevated after insect bites or a splinter.
ermographism means “writing on the skin” and is a chronic form of urticaria (hives). Symptomatic dermographism may limit activity and thus reduce quality of life.
Diaper rashes are bright red, irritated spots on a baby’s buttocks. They are common in babies (4-15 months old). Babies have very delicate skin, and sometimes despite a parent’s best effort, diaper rash still occurs.
Digital myxoid cysts, or mucous cysts, are solitary, fluid-filled growths on fingers or toes. They are caused by dying tissue, often related to osteoarthritis.
Dyshidrotic eczema, also known as dyshidrosis, appears as blisters on the hands and feet. The condition is rare and not contagious.
Erythema multiforme is a self-limited but recurring allergic reaction or infection. The condition is often associated with viral or bacterial infections or reactions to medication.
Folliculitis is inflammation around the hair follicle. This may occur from rubbing against clothing or shaving, which may damage or block the hair follicles.
Visible sebaceous glands, also known as Fordyce spots or Tyson glands, are skin glands that wet the skin.