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Petechial Rash

Petechial Rash

Petechial rash is a skin infection which is caused due to hemorrhagebelow the skin. This condition leads to formation of rashes in the form of spots. Petechial rash usually appears in clusters. It could be in different colors like red, purple or brown.These...
Itchy Belly Button

Itchy Belly Button

The belly button is a warm and moist area of the body. Hence, it is vulnerable to the growth of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes which thrive in such conditions. One of the most common signs of an infected belly button is an itchy belly button. Microbial...
Malar Rash

Malar Rash

Malar rash is a skin infection. It affects people of all ages. It results in blisters or reddish bumps. These blisters cause itchiness and prickly feeling. Children are more prone to such rash especially during the hot climate. Malar rash is also termed...
Sun Allergy Rash

Sun Allergy Rash

A sun allergy rash refers to a reddish rash on skin that occurs after being exposed to sunlight. It is an allergic reaction to the sunrays and generally accompanied by itchiness. There are different types of sun allergieswhich causedifferent allergic...
Epidermis – Function, Layers

Epidermis – Function, Layers

The epidermis functions as the body’s covering.  It is the outermost layer of the skin that serves the body’s appearance as well as provides protection against the harsh environment. It also works in sustaining normal body temperatures. The structure...
Warts

Warts

Warts are unsightly skin growths that develop because of the human papillomavirus or HPV. These growths are made up of hardened skin that feels rough to the touch. They appear in different sizes, shapes and colors on any part of the body, like the face,...
Shingles Rash

Shingles Rash

Shingles rash also known as herpes zoster is a painful skin rash, which is caused by varicella zoster virus. The rash is characterized by a band or strip. It may also appear as a small area on one side of body or face. This condition manifests in older...
Poison Oak Rash

Poison Oak Rash

Contact dermatitis occurs when the skin becomes inflamed, red, sore and irritating after coming in contact with a substance. Contact dermatitis may occur when the skin comes in contact with the sap of Poison oak plant. This is an allergic reaction and...
Itchy Ankles

Itchy Ankles

Itchy ankles can come about for a variety of reasons and are often accompanied by an assortment of symptoms. This condition usually comes with visible rashes as well as swelling and numbness. People with very sensitive skin and those who live in the western...
Dermatophagia

Dermatophagia

Dermatophagia pertains to the habitual, compulsive biting of the skin, specifically that which surrounds the nails. This condition often leads to skin discoloration, calluses, skin damage and bleeding. For those who are afflicted by it, it is but normal...
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