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Rashes are a common problem and are often harmless. But it’s often hard to figure out what type of rash you have and how to treat it.
Warts are small, rough, rounded growths on the top layer of the skin. They may appear alone or in clusters. Common warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are contagious through direct contact. Warts, although benign, can easily spread to other parts of the body without treatment.
It’s not unusual for your skin to feel cold and clammy if you’re sweating a lot on a hot day or if you have a fever. But in some cases, this sensation can be a sign of a serious health condition, such as a heart attack.
Your skin can hurt from migraines, diabetes, and other pain conditions. Relief can come from creams, medications, good blood sugar control, and other pain treatments.
Itchy rashes can be caused by a variety of environmental and lifestyle factors. Or even from medications. They often go away on their own, but your doctor may need to examine and treat you before you get real relief.
Dry skin symptoms cause the skin to become scaly, rough & flaky. Every part of the body can be affected by dry skin including the penis, eyes & face. Learn more.
Causes for light red bumps on the skin range from common conditions that you can treat at home to more serious causes that require a doctor's visit. Read more below to learn about red bumps on skin and what they mean for you.
Mosquito bites are bites from flying insects that feed on blood. They are common during the summer or in warmer climates, at dawn or dusk, and near bodies of water.
Post-inflammatory erythema describes the pink or red marks left on your skin after you experience a condition like acne. There are many ways to help fade them, ranging from over-the-counter creams to procedures such as chemical peels and laser therapy.
Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin and the soft tissue beneath the skin. Cellulitis usually occurs when bacteria enter the skin through small cuts or scrapes. It causes a painful, red, swollen rash and needs to be treated with antibiotics.
Shingles is a painful rash that results from reactivation of the virus that causes the chickenpox. Symptoms include small, fluid-filled blisters that form over a few days that then dry up and heal over several weeks. Pain or strange skin sensations may persist for longer.
Body temperature is regulated by various mechanisms in the body and brain. When skin temperature fluctuates, or skin stays cold after trying to warm up, it may mean that something is wrong with one of these systems.
Many people have naturally pale skin, but if your skin has recently turned pale or people have commented on it, it may be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as anemia.
Blue or bluish colored skin may be caused by a problem with oxygen flow in the body. Blue skin may also be from certain medications or supplements. Your other symptoms can help a doctor figure out the cause of blue skin.
Moles are often benign skin changes; however, any alarming changes should be evaluated. They may appear as flat “stains” or raised clusters, as small irregularities that can be a variety of shapes or colors, flaps of skin attached on only one side, or dark, fibrous scar tissue.
When should you worry about a mole? Become knowledgeable about the moles that you have and monitor their color, size, & shape with our comprehensive guide!
A blister is a small bubble on the skin that could be filled with fluid and is usually caused by forceful friction, burning, freezing, chemical exposure, or infection.
Are you feeling itchy or tingling all over the body? You may be experiencing a skin-related issue like dermatitis or eczema, an allergic reaction from a certain food or plant, or you may be having a symptom of anxiety or depression. Unexplained itching all over the body can also be caused by kidney disease or scabies.
Burns happen when skin comes too close to a high-heat source. They hurt and can be serious. Skin burns fall into three categories of seriousness: First, Second, and Third Degree. Each kind requires different care to help skin heal without permanent damage.
Lichen sclerosus is an itchy or painful skin condition that usually shows up on your anus or genitals. It looks like white shiny patches, sometimes with bruising. Lichen sclerosus can be treated with a cream, oral medications, or ultraviolet light—but leaving it untreated can cause pain while urinating or having a bowel movement, pain during sex, scarring of the skin, and rarely cancer.
Dermatofibromas are harmless, noncancerous skin bumps. They are usually small, firm, pink to light brown and often develop on legs. They are caused by an overgrowth of skin cells called fibroblasts. They do not go away on their own, but can be removed by a doctor if troublesome.
This article will review the symptoms, causes, and management of partial thickness burns. Symptoms include redness, swelling, and blisters as well as a risk of dehydration and hypothermia. Pain may also be mild, moderate, or severe depending on the severity of the burn.