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Skin conditions or otherwise known as cutaneous or dermatologic disorders are conditions that irritate, clog or inflame the skin and can cause a wide variety of symptoms ranging from redness, and swelling to burning and itching. Skin conditions can be triggered by allergies, irritants, genetics as well as other immune disorders. Aside from the physical discomfort, skin conditions can cause patients to suffer psychologically as well.

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What is actinic keratosis?


Actinic keratoses, also known as solar keratosis, are rough, scaly patches on the skin that have a reddish or brown color. Actinic keratoses take years to develop and occur on areas that are expos...

What is alopecia areata?


Alopecia areata is an inflammatory disease of hair follicles that rapidly causes patches of hair loss on the scalp and may continue to expand to other areas of the skin. Alopecia areata is conside...

What is atopic dermatitis (eczema)?


Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a chronic skin condition that causes patches of dry, scaly skin and is often extremely itchy. Eczema causes the outermost layers of the skin (epidermis) to turn very ...

What is contact dermatitis?


Contact dermatitis is a generic medical term that refers to skin inflammation caused by any type of irritant. Upon direct contact with the irritant, the skin ...

What is psoriasis?


Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that forms scaly patches on the skin. Psoriasis lesions have well-defined borders with a pink-red base that are loosely covered by silver scales. Psoriasis com...

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