Wrinkles

Wrinkle Treatment Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. They occur most frequently in areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, back of the hands and forearms. Over time, skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic. Ultimately, this causes wrinkles – either fine lines or deep furrows. In addition to…

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treatment Considered a severe form of acne, hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin inflammation that usually occurs deep in the skin in areas of the body with sweat glands, such as the groin or armpits. It is characterized by a combination of blackheads and red lesions that break open and drain pus, which…

Hives (Urticaria)

Hives Treatment Hives are characterized as itchy red, raised welts (also known as wheals) on the skin’s surface that can spread or join together and form larger areas of raised lesions. They are generally triggered by exposure to an allergen or chemical irritant. They tend to appear suddenly and often disappear equally as suddenly. Hives…

Keratosis Pilaris Treatment

Keratosis Pilaris Also known as follicular keratosis, this is a hereditary skin disorder that causes goosebump-like lesions on the back of the arms, thighs or buttocks. The patches of bumps tend to get dry and itchy, particularly during the winter months. Keratosis pilaris occurs at any age. Because it is hereditary, there is no method…

Scleroderma

Scleroderma Scleroderma occurs in roughly 300,000 people in the United States. This chronic connective tissue disease results from an over-production of collagen in the skin and other organs. The condition usually appears in people between the ages of 25 and 55 while women get the condition more often than men. The disease worsens slowly over…

Lichen Simplex Chronicus

Lichen Simplex Chronicus Lichen Simplex Chronicus – also known as neurodermatitis or scratch dermatitis, this condition is caused by a chronic cycle of scratching and itching an area of skin that becomes rough or leathery. While it is not dangerous, Lichen Simplex Chronicus can be a difficult cycle to break because of the severity of…

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac Poison Ivy Treatment Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac are plants that produce an oil (urushiol) that causes an allergic reaction among humans. The inflammation is a reaction to contact with any part of the plant, which leads to burning, itching, redness and blisters. The inflammation is a…

Pruritus

Pruritus Treatment Pruritus refers to the sensation of itching on the skin. It can be caused by a wide range of skin conditions, including dry skin, infection, fungus, other skin diseases and, rarely, cancer. While anyone can experience pruritus, it is more commonly seen among the elderly, diabetics, people with suppressed immune systems and those…

Vitiligo

Vitiligo Symptoms Vitiligo refers to the development of white patches anywhere on the skin. With this condition, pigment-forming cells (known as melanocytes) are destroyed by the immune system causing the loss of pigmentation in the skin. Vitiligo usually develops between the ages of 10 and 40. It affects both men and women and appears to…

Blisters

Blisters A blister is a soft area of skin filled with a clear fluid. They may form in response to an irritant. Frequently, they are caused from friction, such as a coarse fabric rubbing repeatedly against a person’s skin. In other cases, blisters form in response to a chemical or allergic irritant, which is known…