Many different bacteria live on our skin and in its upper layer. Most are harmless. Some may be helpful. A few become harmful under certain conditions.
Impetigo is a debilitating skin disease that affects both children and adults. Learn about its symptoms, causes, types, diagnosis, complications, treatments, and remedies.
Chilblains are painful red bumps that appear after chilled skin has been rewarmed. A boil and a carbuncle are painful skin abscesses formed by a bacterial infection.
Accutane is a powerful drug with some serious side effects. It is mainly used in the treatment of severe cases of acne. The article summarises everything you need to know about Accutane and acne.
In this article I share what worked for me in terms of treating athlete's foot. I also discuss treatments for toenail fungus.
Scabies is a nasty condition and is usually extremely itchy. Sadly, treatment is not instantaneous, and the condition can get worse before it gets better. Here are some tips to help you cope.
Spotting fordyce spots for the first time can be very distressing and can make people think of cancer. This article aims to provide some reassurance and explain what is really going on.
Acne is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit, which is made up of the sebaceous gland, hair, and hair follicle. Today, almost all types of acne and acne scars are treatable if correctly recognized.
Vitiligo is a skin disorder involving loss of melanin, the pigment that colors skin. It's most likely an autoimmune condition. A variety of potentially helpful treatments are available.
When you book extra hitchhikers into your jail! Learn about ways to treat your inmates and prevent the lice from spreading.
With proper management and some patience, you can overcome molluscum contagiosum. This article will teach you how to manage the condition to minimise its impact on your life.
Stress is one of the most common causes of adult acne today. In this article, we'll see how stress causes acne, how it worsens your acne, how you can manage your stress-acne, and other triggering factors.
Have you ever had a wound that took time to heal? Later on it progressed and caused a massive inflammation of your whole leg? Learn more about these disease with a case review of a 4 year old patient.
Skin that bruises easily can be caused by a number of factors, including some medications. Here are some self-help ideas to help improve skin that is thin, easily bruised, or torn.
Scabies mites burrow under the surface of the skin, causing a very itchy disease. Demodex skin mites are often harmless but may cause rosacea or blepharitis.
When we touch objects, our hands are contaminated by bacteria on the surfaces of the objects. It's very important to wash hands regularly to prevent infections.