Skin Problems

06 Feb Skin Problems

Cold Sores

Cold sores are red, fluid-filled blisters that form near the mouth or on other areas of the face. In rare cases, cold sores may appear on the fingers, nose, or inside the mouth. They are usually clumped together in patches. Cold sores may persist for two weeks or longer. Cold sores are red, fluid-filled blisters that form near the mouth or on other areas of the face. In rare cases, cold sores may appear on the fingers, nose, or inside the mouth. They are usually clumped together in patches. Cold sores may persist for two weeks or longer.

Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that affects more than 16 million Americans. The cause of Rosacea is still unknown, and there is no cure. However, research has allowed doctors to develop a course of treatment that effectively controls Rosacea by minimizing its symptoms.

There are four subtypes of Rosacea. Each subtype has its own set of symptoms. It is possible to have more than one subtype of Rosacea at a time.

Resaca’s trademark is small, red, pus-filled bumps on the skin that are present during flare-ups. Typically, Rosacea affects only skin on your nose, cheeks, and forehead.

Hives

Hives, also known as urticaria, are itchy, raised welts that are found on the skin. They are usually red, pink, or flesh-colored, and sometimes they sting or hurt. In most cases, hives are caused by an allergic reaction to a medication or food or a reaction to an irritant in the environment.

Warts

Warts are raised bumps on your skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts have plagued humans for thousands of years — they have been discovered on 3,000-year-old mummies and were mentioned by Shakespeare. Although warts generally aren’t dangerous, they are ugly, potentially embarrassing, and contagious. They can also be painful.

Candidiasis

 Candidiasis of the skin often causes a red, itchy rash to form, most commonly in the folds of the skin. This rash may also spread to other areas of the body. While the symptoms are often bothersome, they can usually be treated with improved hygiene and antifungal creams or powders.

Carbuncle

A carbuncle is an infection of the skin that may be filled with pus. The infection usually occurs deep within your skin and involves the hair follicles. It’s also called a staph skin infection.

Carbunculosis is the name given to more than one carbuncle. This condition can cause permanent skin scarring. It can easily infect other parts of your body and other people.

 Cutis Laxa

Your body consists of many areas of connective tissue: from your heart to your lungs to your skin. People with cutis laxa have disorders of the connective tissue, causing normally tight elastic tissue to be loose.

An estimated 1 in every 2,000,000 babies has cutis laxa. The very rare condition affects an estimated 400 families worldwide. Cutis laxa is often an inherited condition. However, some people without a family history of cutis laxa develop it later in life. This is known as acquired cutis laxa.

The information contained on this Website should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your health care provider. There may be variations in treatment that your health care provider may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.