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    • Acne

      Detailed information on acne, including causes, symptoms, and different types of treatment such as medication, dermabrasion, chemical peels, collagen injections, laser resurfacing, punch grafts, phototherapy/blue light therapy, and autologous fat transfer

    • Acne Scar Removal

      Detailed information on different techniques for acne scar removal, including dermabrasion, chemical peels, collagen injections, laser resurfacing, punch grafts, and autologous fat transfer

    • Anatomy of the Skin

      The skin is the body's largest organ. It serves as a protective shield against heat, light, injury, and infection.

    • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

      Atopic dermatitis is a hereditary and chronic skin disorder that mostly affects infants and young children, but may last until a child reaches adolescence or adulthood.

    • Bacterial Skin Infections

      Detailed information on the most common bacterial skin infections, including cellulitis, folliculitis, boils, carbuncles, and staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

    • Baldness (Alopecia)

      Baldness is usually most noticeable on the scalp, but can occur anywhere on the body where hair grows. The condition is more common in men than in women.

    • Bed Sores

      Detailed information on bed sores, including causes, prevention, and treatment

    • Birthmarks

      Detailed information on birthmarks and the different types, including vascular birthmarks, hemangiomas, and port-wine stains

    • Blisters

      Detailed information on blisters, including cause, first-aid, and treatment

    • Calluses and Corns

      Detailed information on calluses and corns

    • Candidiasis (Yeast Infection)

      Candidiasis is an infection caused by yeast on the skin and/or mucous membranes. The symptoms vary depending on the location of the infection.

    • Cellulitis

      Detailed information on cellulitis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Chemical Peel

      Detailed information on chemical peels, including potential complications and what substances are used for chemical peels

    • Cold Sores

      Detailed information on cold sores, including symptoms and treatment

    • Common Dermatological Procedures

      Detailed information on common dermatological procedures, including acne scar removal, chemical peels, dermabrasion, dermaplaning, and laser skin surgery

    • Common Skin Disorders

      Detailed information on common skin disorders, including acne, bed sore, dry skin, calluses, corns, keratosis pilaris, psoriasis, pityriasis rosea, rosacea, and sebaceous cysts

    • Contact Dermatitis

      Detailed information on contact dermatitis, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Creeping Eruption

      Detailed information on creeping eruption, including symptoms and treatment

    • Dermatitis

      Detailed information on dermatitis, including the different types of dermatitis such as atopic dermatitis (eczema), contact dermatitis, dermatitis herpetiformis, generalized exfoliative dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, localized scratch dermatitis, numm

    • Dermatitis Herpetiformis

      Detailed information on dermatitis herpetiformis, including symptoms, triggers, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Describing a Skin Condition

      Detailed information on questions a physician may ask you in describing your dermatological condition and its location

    • Drug Rashes

      Detailed information on different types of drug rashes, including acne, exfoliative dermatitis, fixed drug eruption, hives, morbiliform/maculopapular rash, purpuric eruptions, Stevens-Johnson syndrome

    • Dry Skin

      Detailed information on dry skin, including treatment

    • Erythema Multiforme

      Detailed information on erythema multiforme, including symptoms and treatment

    • Erythema Nodosum

      Detailed information on erythema nodosum, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Excessive Hairiness (Hirsutism)

      Detailed information on excessive hairiness, including causes, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Excessive Sweating

      Detailed information on excessive sweating, including symptoms and treatment

    • Folliculitis, Boils, and Carbuncles

      Detailed information on folliculitis, boils, and carbuncles

    • Fungal Infections of the Skin

      Detailed information on fungal infections of the skin, including candidiasis (yeast infection), tinea infection (ringworm), and tinea versicolor

    • Generalized Exfoliative Dermatitis

      Detailed information on generalized exfoliative dermatitis, including symptoms, causes, and treatment

    • Glossary - Dermatology

      Glossary of terms relating to dermatology and common skin conditions for patients and consumers

    • Granuloma Annulare

      Detailed information on granuloma annulare, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Hair Problems

      Detailed information on hair problems, including baldness (alopecia), excessive hairiness (hirsutism), and ingrown hairs

    • Home Page - Dermatology

      Detailed information on dermatology and common skin conditions

    • How Wounds Heal

      Wound healing sounds simple, but it's actually quite complicated and involves a long series of chemical signals. Certain factors can slow or prevent healing entirely.

    • Ingrown Hairs

      Detailed information on ingrown hairs, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Keratosis Pilaris

      Detailed information on keratosis pilaris, including treatment

    • Laser Surgery for Skin Conditions

      Detailed information on laser surgery for skin conditions

    • Laser Surgery Overview

      Detailed information on laser surgery and what types of surgeries may be performed with lasers

    • Lice

      Detailed information on lice, including diagnosis and treatment

    • Molluscum Contagiosum

      Detailed information on molluscum contagiosum, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Online Resources - Dermatology

      List of online resources to find additional information on dermatology and common skin conditions

    • Other Bacterial Skin Infections

      Detailed information on bacterial skin infections, including erysipelas, erythrasma, impetigo, and paronychia

    • Other Benign Skin Growths

      Detailed information on benign skin growths, including dermatofibromas, dermoid cysts, freckles, keloids, keratoacanthomas, lipomas, moles (nevi), and atypical moles (dysplastic nevi)

    • Other Dermatitis Conditions

      Detailed information on the different types of dermatitis, including localized scratch dermatitis, nummular dermatitis, perioral dermatitis, and stasis dermatitis

    • Parasitic Infections of the Skin

      Detailed information on the most common parasitic infections of the skin, including creeping eruption, lice, and scabies

    • Pityriasis Rosea

      Detailed information on pityriasis rosea, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Poison Ivy / Poison Oak

      Detailed information on poison ivy/poison oak, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

    • Pressure Ulcers

      Pressure ulcers, also called bedsores or pressure sores, can develop when you are confined to a bed or chair.

    • Prickly Heat

      Detailed information on prickly heat, including symptoms and treatment

    • Psoriasis

      Detailed information on psoriasis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Rosacea

      Detailed information on the most common types of rosacea, including prerosacea, vascular rosacea, inflammatory rosacea, and rhinophyma

    • Scabies

      Detailed information on scabies, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Scars

      Detailed information on the different types of scars, including keloid scars, hypertrophic scars, contractures, and adhesions

    • Sebaceous Cysts

      Detailed information on sebaceous cyst, including treatment

    • Seborrheic Dermatitis

      Detailed information on seborrheic dermatitis, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

      Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a common viral infection of the nerves, which results in a painful rash or small blisters on an area of skin anywhere on the body.

    • Skin Cancer

      Detailed information on skin cancer, including causes, risk factors, prevention, types, and how to perform a skin self-examination

    • Skin Growths and Pigmentation Disorders

      Detailed information on skin growth and skin pigment disorders

    • Skin Infections

      Detailed information on different types of skin infections, including bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic skin infections

    • Skin Inflammation (Rashes)

      Detailed information on the most common skin inflammations (rashes), including atopic dermatitis (eczema), contact dermatitis, dermatitis herpetiformis, generalized exfoliative dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, localized scratch dermatitis, nummular derm

    • Skin Injury

      Detailed information on different types of skin injury, including blisters, burns, and sunburn

    • Skin Pigment Disorders

      Detailed information on the most common types of skin pigment disorders, including albinism, melasma, vitiligo, and skin pigment loss following sun damage

    • Skin Sweating Disorders

      Detailed information on the most common skin sweating disorders, including prickly heat and excessive sweating

    • Skin Tests

      Detailed information on the most common types of skin tests, including patch testing, skin biopsy, and skin culture

    • Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome

      Detailed information on staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Sunburn

      Detailed information sunburn, including symptoms and treatment

    • Surgical Site Infections

      Your skin is a natural barrier against infection, so any surgery that causes a break in the skin can lead to a postoperative infection. Doctors call these infections surgical site infections because they occur on the part of the body where the surgery took place.

    • Tinea Infections (Ringworm)

      Detailed information on the most common types of ringworm, including diagnosis and treatment

    • Tinea Versicolor

      Detailed information on tinea versicolor, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Topic Index - Dermatology

      Detailed information on dermatology and common skin conditions

    • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

      Detailed information on toxic epidermal necrolysis, including symptoms and treatment

    • Treating Aged or Sun-Damaged Skin

      Detailed information on treating aged or sun-damaged skin

    • Treatment for Skin Cancer

      Detailed information on the most common treatments for skin cancer, including surgery, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, electrochemotherapy, biological therapy, and photodynamic therapy

    • Venous Ulcers

      Ulcers can affect any area of the skin but commonly occur on the legs. Leg ulcers caused by circulation problems with the veins in the legs are known as venous ulcers.

    • Viral Infections of the Skin

      Detailed information on the most common viral infections of the skin, including cold sores, molluscum contagiosum, shingles (herpes zoster), and warts

    • Warts

      Detailed information on the most common types of warts, including foot warts, flat warts, genital warts, and filiform warts