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…

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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…

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Bumps on Skin

Bumps on Skin There are literally hundreds of different kinds of lumps, bumps and cysts associated with the skin. Fortunately, the vast majority of these are harmless and painless. The chart below provides a guide for some of the most common forms of bumps on skin. Dermatofibromas Characteristics Red, brown or purple growth; generally benign…

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Eczema (Dermatitis)

Eczema (Dermatitis) Eczema is a general term used to describe an inflammation of the skin. In fact, eczema is a series of chronic skin conditions that produce itchy rashes; scaly, dry and leathery areas; skin redness; or inflammation around blisters. It can be located anywhere on the body, but most frequently appears in the creases…

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