Acne is the most common of all skin diseases. It is a condition that produces blocked pores (whiteheads and blackheads), "pimples".
The name may be unfamiliar, but the appearance is commonplace. Anyone who spends time in the sun runs a high risk of developing one or more.
The word alopecia means hair loss. Hair loss develops when there are more hairs being lost as compared to the number of hairs growing in.
Dermatitis is often acute and refers to an area of irritation usually because of contact with some type of allergen.
Fungal infections are caused by fungi. Fungi are widespread in our environment and come from spore bearing plants that have no chlorophyll.
Herpes is an umbrella term for a group of several contagious viral infections. The most common types are known as herpes simplex Type 1 and herpes simplex Type 2.
The same virus that causes chicken pox causes herpes zoster or shingles. Once the virus is contracted, it remains in the nerve cells in what is called a resting phase.
Psoriasis a complicated and persistent skin disease that got its name from the Greek word for "itch." The skin can become inflamed, with thickened red, areas with shiny scales.
Warts are a common skin infection. They are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). This virus gains entry to the skin through tiny breaks in the skin and lives in the outermost layer of the skin.