Warts are an increase of skin cell growth caused by forms of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and easily treated. Most warts are relatively harmless; however they are highly contagious and can be uncomfortable or embarrassing.
Acne is a skin condition where hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells and oil. It can range from mild acne with just minor red spots to severe acne with hundreds of painful red bumps covering the entire body.
Eczema, or atomic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition that causes the skin to become dry, irritated, inflamed, and itchy. In severe cases, the skin may crack, become chapped, and develop small red bumps.
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that appears as patches of thick, discolored skin cells that build up rapidly. They often become very itchy and tender.
Blisters are fluid-filled bumps that are typically caused by allergic reactions, infections, or frictions and burns.
Dry skin can range from rough, scaly patches to tight, itchy skin and is typically found on the lower legs, arms, hands, and elbows. If untreated, it may turn into eczema or dermatitis.
Melasma is a skin condition that commonly affects women. It causes gray, brown, or tan discoloration to the face. Usually the condition improves when there is a hormonal change.
Rashes are an inflammation of the skin, and while some may go away on their own, others require medical attention. They can be caused by numerous irritants including allergic reactions to plants, medications, bites, cosmetics, and more.
Chickenpox is usually contracted in the early years of life. Once contracted, the patient is at risk to develop shingles later. Shingles is an infection that causes painful, burning, itchy blisters that can cover your body. Other symptoms may include flu-like symptoms such as headache and light sensitivity.
Actinic keratosis is a precancerous skin condition that causes rough, scaly spots on the upper body, particularly face, hands, arms, and scalp.
Cherry angiomas are red or purple skin growths caused by the clustering of capillaries under the skin. They usually range from one to three millimeters, and can enlarge over time.
Moles are typically noncancerous and harmless; however, some have the potential to develop into melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or basal cell carcinoma. If a mole becomes painful, or changes size, shape, or color, it can indicate a more serious condition.
An easily flushed or red face may be an indication of rosacea. It is a chronic skin disease that causes red, inflamed skin on the face or forehead. Severe cases can lead to rhinophyma, a condition where the tissue of the nose permanently thickens.
Light patches or the loss of pigmentation of the skin on all parts of the body are called vitiligo. While the exact cause is unknown, the condition is not life threatening or contagious.
While many people are born with typically harmless birthmarks, some may increase in size or darken over time. Usually harmless, some moles may need to be removed due to rapid growth, growth on an organ, or in relation to another medical issue.
Cold sores are clusters of blisters that appear on the lip and around the mouth. They are extremely contagious and very painful.
Left untreated, a fungal nail infection can cause nails to change color, become very thick, or even break away from the skin. Common causes include walking barefoot in public places such as a pool or shower, where moisture is high.
Scabies are caused by tiny mites that bury under your skin, particularly in areas that are warmer, and have creases or folds. They are extremely contagious, but very easy to treat.