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- Black tongue
Black tongue, in most cases, resolves by regularly brushing your tongue with a toothbrush.Medications:Your doctor may also prescribe a topical retinoid medication to help increase cell turnover on your tongue.For stubborn elongated papillae, a doctor can remove them using carbon dioxide laser burning or electrodesiccation, which simultaneously cuts and seals the papillae.Cure throu Read More
Patients with chilblains are generally prescribed OTC medications purchased at a pharmacy. The condition is treated symptomatically using certain medications.During the diagnostic process, your doctor will diagnose or examine your skin condition.Further tests like skin biopsy may be suggested to rule out other causes for your signs and symptoms.The first line of treatment includes measures to keep Read More
- Contact dermatitis
Contact dermatitis usually occurs on areas of your body that have been directly exposed to the reaction-causing substance — for example, along a calf that brushed against poison ivy or under a watchband. The rash usually develops within minutes to hours of exposure and can last two to four weeks.
Signs and symptoms of contact dermatitis include:
A red rash
Itching, which may be severe
Dry, crack Read More
- Erythropoietic protoporphyria
Erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) is a rare inherited metabolic disorder characterized by a deficiency of the enzyme ferrochelatase (FECH). Due to abnormally low levels of this enzyme, excessive amounts of protoporphyrin accumulate in the bone marrow, blood plasma, and red blood cells. The major symptom of this disorder is hypersensitivity of the skin to sunlight and some types of artificial light, such as fluorescent lights (photosensitivit Read More
- Fabry disease
A parent can pass on the faulty gene that causes Fabry disease to a child.Fabry Disease, Anderson-Fabry disease or lysosomal storage disease is an inherited disorder.Children inherit a mutated galactosidase alpha -GLA gene on the X chromosome from a parent.The GLA gene produces an alpha-GAL enzyme that helps break down fatty substances -sphingolipids.People who inherit a defective GLA Read More
- Glycolipid lipidosis
Glycolipid lipidosis is known as Fabry disease. It is caused by mutation or deficiency in galaactosidase-GLA located in X- Chromosomes and by abnormal accumulations of neutral glycolipids in blood vessel cells.This is a generic disorder that passes through gene mutation from parents, males with X-chromosomes linked by Fabry disease that passes GLA gene to all their Daughters but never to sons.But Females h Read More
Intertrigo is a dermatitis that only affects skin folds.
Intertrigo is caused when skin is irritated by friction, which is enhanced by moisture and heat.
Risk factors for intertrigo include obesity, heat, and humidity.
Intertrigo patients complain of redness, burning, and itching in the skin folds. Occasionally, long-standing intertrigo may produce a musty smell.
Intertrigo is diagnosed by visual in Read More
- Mucha habermann disease
The onset of Mucha-Habermann disease is usually sudden and is marked by the development of a recurrent rash consisting of rounded, elevated lesions (papules or macules) that may be itchy and burning. These lesions are usually reddish-purple to reddish-brown and may progress to develop a blackish-brown crust, tissue death (necrosis) and bleeding (hemorrhaging). The lesions eventually blister, often causing scarring or temporary discoloration up Read More
- Scalp psoriasis (psoriasis of the scalp)
Scalp psoriasis is a form of plaque psoriasis, which causes silvery-red or purplish scaly patches (known as plaques). Plaque psoriasis is the most common psoriasis type. It can affect any part of the body.
Scalp psoriasis may also spread to — and cause plaques to appear on — the:
back of the neck
back of the ears
In addition to plaques, scalp pso Read More
- Wells' syndrome
Wells' syndrome, also named eosinophilic cellulitis, is a skin disease that is very rare. There occur rashes on the skin that are so painful that the touch may feel burning, raised, red, or swollen on the skin.The person affected by this skin condition may be because of bites from spiders, fleas, bees, mites, or ticks, i.e., arthropods.But the actual and exact cause is not yet known.The sympto Read More