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Cellulitis is a spreading bacterial infection of the skin and tissues beneath the skin.
Staphylococcus and Streptococcus are the types of bacteria that are usually responsible for cellulitis, although many types of bacteria can cause the condition.
Sometimes cellulitis appears in areas where the skin has broken open, such as the skin near ulcers or surgical wounds.
Symptoms and signs include Read More
Chilblains (CHILL-blayns) are the painful inflammation of small blood vessels in your skin that occur in response to repeated exposure to cold but not freezing air. Also known as pernio, chilblains can cause itching, red patches, swelling and blistering on your hands and feet.
Chilblains usually clear up within one to three weeks, especially if the weather gets warmer. You may have recurrences seasonally for years. Treatment involves p 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
- Cutis laxa
Cutis laxa encompasses a group of rare disorders that occur in several inherited congenital forms or are acquired at some point during life -acquired cutis laxa. Cutis laxa involves a wide spectrum of symptoms that result from defects in connective tissue found throughout the body - in muscles, joints, skin and other organs.The treatment of Cutis laxa focuses on managing the symptoms and treating other conditions. Read More
Cysts are non-cancerous abnormal growth that causes pain and swelling. A person may develop various kinds of cysts anywhere in the body. However, it is curable.The treatment and cure of the cyst:The procedure of removing the cyst depends on the type, size, and area in which it occurred. For instance, if the cyst is really large, the medical expert will perform surgery on it.Sometimes, the docto Read More
Atopic dermatitis or eczema may last for years. To control it, you might need to try a variety of medications over the course of months or years. Additionally, even after successful therapy, signs and symptoms could come back (flare).Early diagnosis of the illness is crucial in order to begin treatment. Your doctor might advise one or more of the following therapies if routine moisturizing and other self-care pract Read More
- Erythema nodosum
The main symptom is red, painful bumps on the lower part of your legs. Sometimes these bumps can also appear on your thighs, arms, torso, and face.
The lumps can be one-half inch up to 4 inches. You may have anywhere from two to 50 of them.
Erythema nodosum bumps are painful and they may feel hot. They start out red, and then turn purple, looking like bruises as they heal. They also flatten out while healing.
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- Erythropoietic protoporphyria
Most forms of erythropoietic protoporphyria are inherited.The risk factors of erythropoietic protoporphyria include:Porphyria can occur if you inherit a defective gene from one of your parents (autosomal dominant pattern) or inherit a defective gene from both parents (autosomal recessive pattern).Environmental factors may also trigger the development of signs and symptoms in porphyria.Trig Read More
Damaged tissue from gangrene cannot be saved. However, medication is available to help avoid gangrene from worsening. The sooner you receive therapy, the greater your chances of recovery.Gangrene treatment may comprise one or more of the following: Medication: Antibiotics are administered intravenously or orally to treat bacterial infections. To alleviate discomfort, pain medicines may be admini Read More
- Hives, giant
The most common symptom of angioedema is swelling with a red colored rash beneath the surface of the skin. It may occur in a localized area on or near the feet, hands, eyes, or lips.
In more severe cases, the swelling can spread to other parts of the body. Angioedema may or may not be accompanied by swelling and welts on the surface of the skin.
Additional symptoms of angioedema may include abdominal cramping. In rare cases, pe Read More
- Necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease)
Necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease) progresses rapidly and can result in death hence an early diagnosis and providing appropriate treatment is of utmost importance.Early medical treatment is often presumptive; antibiotics should be started as soon as this condition is suspected.Surgical debridement is the standard treatment for necrotizing fasciitis.Aggressive Necrotizing fasciitis should Read More
- Sebaceous cyst
Commonly found on the face, neck, upper back, and chest, sebaceous cysts are small lump or bump under the skin. If the condition starts to get worse, it is advisable to consult a doctor. Regular checkups are encouraged to keep it from spreading and causing infection.Risk factorsA sebaceous cyst could result in the following: -Unfavorable effects of treatment- There are no permanent effects o Read More
- Staph infection
The type of infection individuals have, its severity, and its location on or in the body will all affect the treatment options for a Staph Infection. Along with several skin infections, staph can also infect the blood, bones, joints, heart, and lungs.AntibioticsThe Staph Infection causing the infection may be found with testing by the doctor. This can aid your doctor in selecting the antibiotic that will serv Read More
- Urticaria, papular
Papular urticaria is an allergic reaction caused by insect bites, sensitivity to drugs, or other environmental causes.The risk of this disease is on 1-6-year-old children, Fleas and mosquito are the insects that are associated with this type of disease, and other insects also creates skin infections.As a result of this disease, large numbers of itchy red bumps come and disappear for a period of a month, si Read More
- Urticaria, physical
The most common symptoms of physical urticaria are itching (pruritus) and hives consisting of red rings around white ridges (wheals). Sensitivity to cold is usually manifested by these eruptions on the skin, itching, and swelling under the skin (angioedema). These symptoms develop most typically after exposure to cold is terminated and during or after swimming or bathing. Contraction of the muscles around the bronchi (bronchospasm) and even hi 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