Dermatology Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

The Facts You Need About Skin Infections Near Nails
Paronychia is an infection of the skin around the nails that is common in people who bite their nails or children who suck their fingers. Learn more.

Tips for taking care of chapped winter skin
Dry flaky skin is a common complaint especially during the wintertime. Learn about the ways to prevent and treat this dryness and flaking.

Cutaneous Larva Currens
Cutaneous larva currens is an infectious disease by the roundworm parasite Strongyloides stercoralis endemic to tropical and sub-tropical regions.

Hand Foot And Mouth Disease Dermatologic Findings
Hand Foot Mouth Disease is a viral illness caused by the Coxsackie viruses. Learn the basics of this disease.​

Pyoderma Gangrenosum
Pyoderma gangrenosum is an inflammatory condition which may be associated with inflammatory bowel disease. It is often leads to breakdown of the skin called ulceration. This condition may be difficult to treat, and corticosteroid medications are often used for its initial treatment.

What is a Club Hair?
What is a club hair? This is a hair that has stopped actively growing from its base, has formed a hard root knob and will be shed within a few months.

Telogen Effluvium Causes Hair Loss—Learn How and Why
Telogen effluvium is the second most common cause of hair loss and can be caused by stressful events—Learn how the condition is diagnosed and treated.

Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Skin
Squamous cell carcinomas are most commonly diagnosed through a skin biopsy, and there are several different methods for treating these cancers.

Ear Piercing Safety Tips - Dermatologist Ear Piercing
Learn the basics of ear piercing and what to know before you get your ears pierced, including why you might want a dermatologist ear piercing.

Split Earlobe Surgery - How to Fix a Partially Split Earlobe
Split earlobes and stretched ear piercings can be fixed. Here's what you need to know about the causes, split earlobe surgery and post-op care.

What Is the Fitzpatrick Classification Scale?
What is the Fitzpatrick classification scale? It groups skin types by how easily they burn or tan. Learn how much sunlight your skin can handle.

The Effects of Microdermabrasion on the Skin
Microdermabrasion is a treatment that makes skin appear more youthful. Learn the benefits and physical effects of microdermabrasion on the epidermis.

The History of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion, smoothing the skin by removing the top layers, has been around since 1500 BC, but the modern microdermabrasion machine was developed in the 1980s.

How Different Types of Microdermabrasion Machines Work
Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating skin treatment that rejuvenated the skin. Learn about the procedure and the types of microdermabrasion machines.

Eczema Treatment With Protopic or Elidel
Protopic and Elidel are steroid-free topical medications that are used to treat atopic dermatitis, or eczema.

Treatment Options for Atopic Dermatitis and Eczema
Treating atopic dermatitis often requires a combination of home measures and medications, or other treatments. Learn more about the medications that may be prescribed to treat atopic dermatitis.

Eczema Skin Care Recommendations
Skin care when you have eczema can be frustrating. Learn about how to take care of your skin to prevent or help treat flare-ups.

Facial Flushing Caused by Mastocytosis
Mastocytosis is a disease cause by too many of a certain type of immune system cells. Find out more about how mastocytosis causes facial flushing.

Treatment Regimens for Genital Herpes
Genital herpes infections can be treated with medications that reduce the symptoms and the occurrence of genital herpes.

Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention MRSA
Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as MRSA, is a bacteria that is resistant to penicillin-like antibiotics. Learn more here.

Important Information About Measles
Measles is a contagious viral infection that starts with symptoms similar to influenza. Learn more about what a rash looks like and how it's treated.

What is Molluscum Contagiosum?
Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection that can be confused with warts. Find out more about this self-limited rash that generally affects children.

Roseola - Definition & More in Dermatology
Roseola is a common viral infection that occurs in infants and children. The symptoms of roseola are distinct and striking ​but are relatively benign.

How to Treat Whiteheads, Blackheads and Other Forms of Acne
Blackheads and whiteheads are a specific type of acne called comedones. Find out what causes open and closed comedones and how to treat them.

Acne Scars Information - Treatment and Prevention
After acne heals, the skin can be left with a discoloration that may take months to heal. Find out more about what can be done to treat early scars.

An Introduction to Rubella (German Measles)
Rubella, or German measles, is a highly-contagious viral infection that most often occurs in the late winter and spring. Learn more about the disease here.

Facts You Need About the Inverse Type of Psoriasis
Inverse psoriasis is an unusual type of psoriasis that occurs in skin folds. Learn what this rash looks like and conditions it's often mistaken for.

Basal Cell Carcinoma - Overview, Risk Factors, Gallery
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. Find out more about what basal cell carcinoma looks like and who is at risk.

Chronological Aging and What Causes Wrinkles
Wrinkles are caused b a number of factors. Learn what causes wrinkles and other signs of aging, such as hormonal changes, sun damage and free radicals.

Fungal Nail Infections - Onychomycosis
A fungal infection of the nails causes thickened, discolored nails that can be painful. Find out what fungal nail infections look like and how they are diagnosed.

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Erysipelas - St. Anthony's Fire Causes and Treatment
Erysipelas, also known as St. Anthony's Fire, is an intensely red bacterial infection on the face and lower extremities. Learn the details here.

How to Use Topical Steroids
Topical steroids are used to treat many skin conditions. Learn more about dosing, skin occlusion, side effects and how to use them safely.

Topical Steroids Grouped By Strengths
Topical steroids are divided into groups based on their strengths. Find out more about the strengths of various topical steroids.

How Topical Steroids Work
Topical steroids work by reducing inflammation in the skin by several different mechanisms of action. Learn more about the how topical steroids work.

Melanoma (Skin Cancer): Risk Factors, Prevention, Signs
Melanoma is a skin cancer in pigment-producing cells in the skin. Find out more about this potentially malignant skin cancer.

How to Remove a Tick and Tick Bite Symptoms
Ticks can transmit serious diseases like Lyme disease. Learn how to remove a tick from yourself or your pet, and when you should see a doctor.

Effect of the Herpes Simplex Virus on Mother and Infant
Under certain circumstances, a pregnant woman can transmit the herpes simplex virus to her baby causing potentially deadly consequences.

Rashes in Pregnant Women - Skin Changes in Pregnancy
Pregnancy causes many changes in a woman's body. Find out more about how the skin changes during pregnancy.

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma - Information
Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer. Learn about what squamous cell carcinoma looks like and how to treat this cancer.

The Best Creams and Treatments for Chicken Pox
Want tips on what the best creams and treatments are for chicken pox? Find the help you need to treat this common viral infection with this list.

How to Use Tretinoin (Retin-A)
Tretinoin, or Retin-A, is a very effective medication used to treat blackheads, whiteheads, and wrinkles. Here's how to use it to get the full benefits.

Dry Skin and Water Benefits
Does water dry skin out? Water is good for the skin, but after a shower it strips away moisture. Avoid dry skin by controlling your exposure to water.

Skin Care - Eczema Treatment - Ceramides
Learn more about the role ceramides play in eczema and psoriasis and new moisturizer technology that improves the skin's ability to retain water.

What Are Dark Spots and How to Get Rid of Them ?
What are dark spots? They appear as we age and are caused by several factors, some of which are preventable. Learn how to get rid of dark spots.

The Link Between Acne and the Pilosebaceous Unit
Improve your understanding of the definition of the pilosebaceous unit and why a disorder of this unit is what causes acne to develop.

What Is an Abscess? About Boils & Indurated Abscesses
Abscesses, or boils, are little bumps that contain pus. Learn what causes an indurated abscess, abscess treatment and how to prevent them.

Definition of Auspitz Sign Bleeding
The Auspitz sign is simply bleeding that occurs after psoriasis scales have been removed. Auspitz sign is also found in other scaling disorders such as Darier's disease and actinic keratoses.

What Is the Definition of a Dermatofibroma?
Learn the definition of a dermatofibroma and how to distinguish this benign skin bump from a mole with this review and description of the condition.

Immunosuppression: Medications and a Weak Immune System
The definition of immunosuppression is an impaired ability of immune systems to fight infection or diseases, learn why this happens and how to treat.

Healthy Immune System: What Being Immunocompetent Means
The definition of immunocompetent is simply that the immune system is working properly. The body can mount an appropriate immune response to pathogens

Sebaceous Glands, Sebum & What Causes Acne
Sebaceous glands exist almost everywhere on the body. Learn their functions, the importance of sebum production and what causes acne to develop.

Information About Subungual Melanoma
Subungual melanoma is a specific type of melanoma that occurs under the nail bed more commonly in dark-skinned people. Learn about the signs and symptoms.

Sunblock & SPF Factor - Practicing Sun Safety
Practice sun safety. Read on for the difference between sunblock and sunscreen, different types of suncare and how to choose the best sunblock.

Von Zumbusch Psoriasis: Symptoms, Triggers, Treatment
von Zumbusch psoriasis is rare but it can be deadly. Learn the symptoms and many triggers of this severe form of generalized pustular skin condition.

Mederma for Treating Scars - Product Review
Using Mederma for treatment for scars is not any better than simply using petroleum jelly. Find out why in this product review.

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Look for Your Rash in These Rash Pictures
Do you have a rash and you want to find out what's causing it? Take a look at these pictures of common rashes and see if you can find yours.

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Pictures of Skin Infections
Often when someone gets a rash, they worry that it's an infection. Take a look at these pictures of rashes caused by various infections.

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About Scabies - Pictures of Scabies on Legs & Body
Scabies is an itchy skin rash caused by a mite under the skin. This gallery show scabies on legs and between fingers, and explains scabies treatments.

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10 Biggest Myths About Your Skin
Learn about the top 10 skin myths and the truth behind them.

Best Medicated Shampoos for Seborrheic Dermatitis
Dandruff is a side effect of seborrheic dermatitis, an dry skin condition. Treat your scalp & get rid of dandruff with seborrheic dermatitis shampoo.

Eczema Skin Care Tips - Best Lotion for Eczema
If you have eczema, you need a moisturizer that replenishes the skin's natural oils without causing irritation. Find out the best lotion for eczema.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids for Wrinkles and Aging Skin
Alpha hydroxy acids, such as glycolic acid and lactic acid, have been used for centuries for skin rejuvenation. Find out more about them.

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Pityriasis Pictures - About Pityriasis Rosea
Pityriasis rosea is a common, itchy rash that heals on its own. These pityriasis pictures show the phases and characteristics of pityriasis rosea.

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How to Apply Sunscreen - Proper Sunscreen Application
You're probably not applying sunscreen the right way. Learn when and how to apply sunscreen, including how much product you should be using.

KOH Prep Test: Diagnosing Fungal Infections of the Skin
A potassium hydroxide (KOH) test is used to diagnose and treat fungal infections of the skin. Learn more about why and how the procedure is conducted.

Vellus Hair - Peach Fuzz & Puberty Hair Growth
Vellus hair is fine, light colored hair that covers most of the body. It becomes terminal hair during puberty. Learn about hair follicles and growth.

Melanocytes Definition - Melanin Production & Skin Pigment
Melanocytes are skin cells that produce melanin, or skin pigment. Learn how skin pigment is created and how melanocytes protect the body from sunburn.

Topical Steroid Side Effects - Effects of Common Steroids
Topical steroids reduce inflammation and cure skin issues, but they aren't entirely risk-free. Learn more about topical steroid side effects.

Fingernail & Toenail Anatomy - Nail Structure & Growth
Nail anatomy is more than what meets the eye. Learn about nail function, the structure of fingernails and toenails and how fast nails grow.

Why Seborrheic Dermatitis Causes Red Flaky Skin
Seborrheic dermatitis, also known as seborrhea or dandruff, causes red flaky skin on the nose, rest of the face and scalp. Get tips on treatment.

Seborrheic Dermatitis and AIDS - Cause & Treatment
The majority of people infected with HIV develop seborrheic dermatitis. Find out more about the relationship between seborrhea and AIDS.

Symptoms, Treatments, and Transmission of Smallpox
Smallpox is a highly contagious and potentially deadly virus that was last reported in 1977. It was declared eradicated through vaccination in 1980.

Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. Find out more about how basal cell carcinoma is treated.

Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis Information
Atopic dermatitis is a form of eczema that comes and goes. Find out more about what the rash looks like.

Irritant Contact Dermatitis Skin Rash
Irritant contact dermatitis occurs when the skin comes in contact with a substance that acts as an irritant. Find out more about appearance and treatment.

What Is a Carbuncle? - Skin Condition
A carbuncle is a collection of multiple infected hair follicles. Find out more about what a carbuncle looks like and how it's treated.

Postherpetic Neuralgia and Pain After Shingles
Postherpetic neuralgia causes severe pain pain after shingles has subsided. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment of shingles pain.

Soap Side Effects - What Harsh Cleansers Do to Skin
Cleansers are meant to keep skin clean, but some are harmful. Learn how cleansers and surfactants work, and the skin side effects of soap.

Acne Treatment With Topical Retinoids
Topical retinoids have been a mainstay acne treatment for years, with the most popular being Retin-A. But there are newer and less irritating options.

Tinea Capitis - Ringworm on the Scalp
Tinea capitis, or ringworm on the scalp, is a common fungal infection in children. Find out what tinea capitis looks like and how it's treated.

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Alopecia Areata
Alopecia Areata is an unpredictable, non-scarring, patchy hair loss condition that usually resolves on its own. Find out about causes and treatment.

Genital Herpes Symptoms in Women
Even though the herpes simplex virus can infect men and women, the pattern of infection is different in women. Learn more about women's symptoms.

Antibiotics Used to Treat Acne
Antibiotics are frequently used to treat acne. And, all acne antibiotics are not the same. Find out which one works for your acne type.

What Are the Causes of Dry Skin?
Dry skin affects people in varying degrees, but what causes dry, flaky skin? Learn about the products, weather and medications that cause dry skin.

Best Skin Care Soaps for Eczema
It is important for people with eczema to use a mild soap that will also moisturize the skin. This article lists the best soaps for people with eczema.

Bacterial, Viral, Tissue & Fungal Culture Tests
In dermatology, a culture test is used identify a rash caused by infection. Learn about what's in a culture and the types of culture tests.

How to Heal Dry Skin With Emollients
Emollients make skin soft, smooth and supple. This comprehensive definition of emollient explains the different types of emollients and more.

Different Types of Topical Steroid Bases
A topical steroid vehicle refers to the type of base in which the medication is contained. The most common vehicles are creams and ointments.

The Science of Botox: How It Works
Even though Botox injections are so popular, there are still misconceptions about how Botox works. Find out more about the science of Botox.

Shingles - List of Common Complications
Shingles are a painful rash that is caused by a reactivation of the chickenpox virus. Learn more about potentially severe complications.

Best Soaps for Washing Your Face If You Have Dry Skin
Find out what type of soap you should use on your face if you have dry skin. This list includes products from Dove, Olay, pHisoDerm, Neutrogena, and more.

Best Skin Care Soaps for Dry Skin
It is important for people with dry skin to use a mild soap that will also moisturize the skin. Learn which are the best soaps for people with dry skin.

Common Rashes With Blisters
Do you have a rash with blisters? Do you know what type of rash it is? Learn about common rashes that cause blisters.

The Best Ceramide Moisturizers for Eczema and Dry Skin
Ceramide moisturizers are a group of moisturizers that replace the skin's natural oils. Read more about which moisturizers fall into this category.

Comedones and Acne: What You Need to Know
Learn about comedones, clogged pores that cause blackheads, whiteheads, and, if they progress, more serious forms of acne.

Most Common Types of Itchy Skin Rashes
Rashes are common - some itch, and some don't. Learn more about common itchy rashes, and see if you can determine which one you might have.

Skincare Basics: Dermatologist Recommended Products
A good skincare routine is essential. Learn the skincare basics, how to practice sun safety and which are the best dermatologist skincare products.

How to Treat a Skin Infection With a Warm Soak
Hot soaks are often recommended to help treat infections. Find out how to treat a skin infection with a warm soak using detoxifying Epsom salts.

What You Need to Know About Spotting and Treating Warts
Warts are actually benign tumors of the epidermis caused by a virus. Find what you need to know about this annoying and unsightly skin condition.

Eczema Atopic Dermatitis Information
Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema. Learn about atopic dermatitis with our quick guide.

What Causes Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that affects 1% to 3% of the world's population. Learn about what causes it.

Different Types of Bar Soap
Soap can really irritate the skin. Learn about the chemical makeup of different types of bar soaps, including syndet bars and superfatted soap.

What Is the Glogau Classification of Photoaging?
Learn about the Glogau classification system, which helps grade the severity of wrinkles.

What Are the Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Hives?
Hives, also known as urticaria, is a common allergic skin condition. Find out what causes hives and how to treat hives with this review.

Hair Removal Methods That Keep Hair from Growing Back
Learn how to remove hair for good with waxing, sugaring, lasers and more. These hair removal methods will teach you how to make hair not grow back.

Tinea Versicolor Skin Infection
Tinea versicolor is a fungal skin infection. Learn more about causes, symptoms and OTC and prescription treatment.

Overview of Hair Biology, Structure and Function
What is hair made of? It's more complicated than meets the eye. Learn more about hair follicle and hair shaft structures, growth and function.

Subcutaneous Tissue - Skin Anatomy & Functions
Subcutaneous tissue, or the hypodermis, is the innermost layer of skin. Learn about skin anatomy, functions, and composition of subcutaneous tissue.

How to Choose a Soap to Wash Your Face
With all the options, it's easy to get confused about something that seems so simple. Cut through the hype and learn about choosing a facial cleanser.

Overview of Common Skin Diseases and Treatment
Learn more about common and uncommon skin conditions and how they are typically treated in our comprehensive overview.

Skin Rash - Pityraisis Rosea
Pityriasis rosea is a common, self-limited rash that can be very itchy. Find out more about the appearance and treatment of pityriasis rosea.

Basic Skin Care Information and Steps
Confused about all the skin care advice you read about or see on TV? Get the straight talk about skin care basics here.

Skin Anatomy: Layers of the Skin and Functions
The skin is the body's largest organ, and arguably the most complex. Learn about skin anatomy, including the layers of skin, its functions and more.

Shingles Treatment Options
Shingles is a painful rash caused by the chickenpox virus. Learn what shingles treatments, including antivirals and corticosteroids, relieve symptoms.

Dyshidrotic Dermatitis - Pompholyx
Find out more about dyshidrotic dermatitis, also known as pompholyx, an intensely itchy rash that occurs on the hands and feet.

How Acne Forms and Treatment for Each Stage
Go through illustrations of the progression of acne lesions - from a normal pore, to blackheads and whiteheads, to pimples, and nodular cysts.

Acne - How Acne Forms
This illustration shows an early acne lesion called a microcomedone.

Acne - How Acne Forms - Whiteheads
This illustration shows how a whitehead, or closed comedone, is formed.

Acne - How Acne Forms - Blackheads
This illustration shows how a blackhead, or open comedone, forms.

How Acne Forms- Information and Treatment Options
This illustration shows how an acne pimple, or inflammatory papule, is formed and details treatment options and medications. Page 5.

Acne - How Acne Forms - Pustules
This illustration shows how an acne pustule is formed. Page 6.

Acne - How Acne Forms - Cystic Acne
This illustration shows how cystic acne is formed.

Hot Tub Folliculitis Treatment and Prevention
Hot tub folliculitis is a skin infection caused by contact with contaminated water. Learn more about hot tub rash symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Facts and Symptoms
Find out more about Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, the characteristic rash that helps aids in diagnosis, and the treatment options.

What's the Best Treatment for Tinea Versicolor?
Find out more about the most effective treatment options for tinea versicolor, a fungal infection caused by a yeast that normally inhabits the skin.

Cellulitis Information - Bacterial Skin Infection
Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the deeper layers of the skin. Find out what this infection looks like and how it's treated.

Beta Hydroxy Acid for Aging Skin and Wrinkles
Beta hydroxy acid is a topical exfoliant that appears to reverse some of the effects of photoaging such as fine wrinkles and discolored skin.

Skin Infections - Folliculitis, Furuncles & Carbuncles
Bacterial skin infections are common and some are self-limited. Learn about several types of bacterial skin infections and their treatment.

Athlete's Foot Types and Treatment
Athlete's foot, or tinea pedis, is a very common fungal infection experienced by up to 70% of the population at some time in their life.

Keratosis Pilaris - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
Do you have a rash that doesn't itch? It may not be eczema, but keratosis pilaris. Learn about the causes, treatments, and appearance here.

Choosing the Best Facial Cleanser For Your Skin
Soaps for the face are different than soaps for your body. Find out why your face deserves its own soap and get help choosing the best soap for your face.

Facial Skin Care - Face Cleaning Tools
There are several tools to clean your face. Some can dry your skin and others can get it cleaner without a lot of irritation. Learn which is right for you.

Allergic Contact Dermatitis or Skin Rash
Allergic contact dermatitis is a delayed hypersensitivity reaction that occurs after contact with an allergen. Find out more about contact dermatitis.

All About Shingles Rash - Chickenpox Virus
Shingles is a painful rash caused by reactivation of the chickenpox virus. Learn more about how shingles is contracted and what the rash looks like.

Overview of Psoriasis and Treatment Options
Learn about what causes psoriasis, what it looks like, and how it's treated with our comprehensive overview of this condition.

The Effects of the Sun on Your Skin
UV radiation from sun exposure causes changes in many vital skin structures. Find out more about the changes that go on at the cellular level.

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Medication and Treatment for the 3 Eczema Stages
The three eczema stages are all different. Learn about the changes in the stages of eczema, including appearance, symptoms, and treatment.

Fungal and Yeast Infections Symptoms and Treatment
Find out more about fungal infections of the skin including causes and treatment.

Fever Blisters and Cold Sores - Herpes Simplex
Find out more about cold sores, also known as fever blisters or herpes labialis, which are recurrent infections caused by the herpes simplex virus.

Pyogenic Granuloma
A pyogenic granuloma is a rapidly growing lesion that bleeds easily. Learn more about what this lesion looks like and how it is treated.

How Atopic Dermatitis is Diagnosed
Find out more about how atopic dermatitis is diagnosed using the major and minor features of atopic dermatitis.

Doctor's Overview of Genital Herpes
Get good information about genital herpes from a doctor. Learn more about genital herpes symptoms and treatment.

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Chronic plaque psoriasis is the most common type of psoriasis. Find out more about the appearance and diagnosis of this type of psoriasis

Dermographism or Skin Writing - Information
Dermographism is a form of hives caused by stroking the skin with an object. Find out more about this common type of hives.

Skin Disorder: Pityriasis Alba - Description, Treatment
Pityriasis alba is a chronic skin disorder that affects some children. Find out more about this light colored rash on the face.

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Zovirax for Cold Sores: Antiviral Medications Explained
Zovirax is a treatment for cold sores, but other antiviral medication drugs like Valtrex and Famvir also work to treat the Herpes Virus, learn more.

Actinic keratosis/ actinic keratoses
Actinic keratoses are pre-cancerous growths of the skin. A fraction of these growths turn into squamous cell carcinomas of the skin if left untreated.

Psoriasis Types - Scalp Psoriasis
The scalp is a common site for people to have psoriasis. Learn more about what scalp psoriasis looks like and other rashes it can be confused with.

Learn About Shingles With These Shingles Pictures
Shingles is a painful rash that has some distinct characteristics. This photo gallery shows various shingles rashes on different people.

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Genital Herpes Treatment Options and Medication
Learn about how genital herpes infections can be treated with medications that reduce the symptoms of genital herpes and reduce the occurrence of genital herpes.

Ingrown Nails - Causes and Treatments
An ingrown toenail is when the skin on one or both sides of the nail grows over the edges of the nail, or when a nail grows into the skin.

Scabies Rash and Scabies Treatment
Scabies is a very itchy skin rash that is caused by a mite. Learn more about what the scabies rash looks like and how it is treated.

Sebaceous Cyst On the Skin Surface
A sebaceous cyst is also known as an epidermal cyst. Learn more about this type of cyst and if it needs to be removed with this glossary definition.

Information About Causes of Hives
There are many different hives causes including foods, drugs, infections, and diseases. If you or someone you know has hives, this is the place to go to find out what might be causing it.

Hives Causes - Foods That Cause Hives
Page 4. Foods and food additives are actually not a common cause of hives. Some foods cross-react with proteins in latex causing hives in the latex-allergic person.

Hives Causes - Medications That Cause Hives
Many medications can cause hives but only about 10% of hives are caused by medications. Find out which medications are more likely to cause hives. Page 2.

Hives Causes - Diseases That Cause Hives
Viral upper respiratory infections are a common cause of hives. Find out more about other diseases that can cause hives. Page 3.

Topical Medication Options To Treat Psoriasis
While there is no cure for psoriasis, there are several treatments available to relieve its symptoms.

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Common Causes of Allergic & Irritant Contact Dermatitis
Contact dermatitis is a rash that occurs after the skin comes into contact with an offending agent.

Pressure Urticaria: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Delayed pressure urticaria is a type of chronic hives that occurs due to pressure stimuli. Learn more about causes, symptoms and treatment.

Skin Cancer Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
This is a good place to start to learn more about skin cancer including general facts, types, treatments, and prevention.

Zostavax Vaccine for Shingles
The Zostavax vaccine can reduce your chance of developing shingles. Learn more about the shingles vaccine and who should and shouldn't receive it.

Types of Treatments for Keloids
Keloids are scars that are larger than normal, expanding beyond the borders of the original wound. Several treatments do exist.

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Treatment of Acne With Isotretinoin, Formerly Accutane
Isotretinoin, trade name Accutane has revolutionized the treatment of acne. Find out more about how it works and some common side effects.

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UV Radiation - Skin Cancer & Exposure to UV Light
Exposure to UV radiation accounts for 90& of premature skin again and cancer. Learn the differences between UVA and UVB rays and how they cause damage.

The Facts You Need About Spotting and Treating MRSA
MRSA is a bacteria that's resistant to standard antibiotics that kill S. aureus (staph); learn more about the symptoms and treatment of the infection.

Pros and Cons of UVB Sunscreen Ingredients
These chemicals are common sunscreen ingredients that absorb UVB radiation. Learn the pros and cons of cinnamates, salicylates and PABA sunscreens.

Serious Drug Rashes: DRESS, SJS, and TEN
Two types of drug-caused rashes with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN).

How to Understand the UV Index
Before you spend any time in the sun, do you check your local UV Index? Do you know what a UV Index is? How do you find it?

An Overview of Lichen Planus
Several different forms of lichen planus exist, but the rash commonly presents as itchy purple bumps on the skin. Learn more.

Koebner's Phenomenon
Koebner's Phenomenon occurs when trauma to the skin causes a skin lesion. The amount of trauma required can be very small -- sometimes just rubbing the skin can cause a lesion.

Treatment for Dry Flaky Scalp
A variety of over the counter and prescription treatments can be used to help control this condition.

Pediatric Rubella & Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Disease


The First Genital Herpes Outbreak - What to Expect
The first outbreak of genital herpes is worse than recurrent infections. Read about how the herpes simplex virus causes the first genital herpes outbreak.

How Herpes Works and What Causes a Recurrence
Herpes simplex virus causes genital and oral herpes. Learn more about symptoms, transmission, how herpes works and what causes a recurrence.

What You Should Know About Impetigo
Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection commonly found in children between the ages of two and six. Learn about its symptoms and treatment.

How Severe Is My Acne- Quiz
Take this quiz to learn how severe your acne is and learn which questions and treatments to ask about when you visit a dermatologist for a diagnosis.

Chicken Pox Complications (Shingles, Infections, and More)
Approximately 14,000 people are hospitalized in the US each year due to chicken pox. Learn more about its potentially life-threatening complications.

What Are Humectants? How Humectant Moisturizers Work
A humectant is a key ingredient in moisturizers and cleansers, but it can actually dry out the skin. Learn about the different types of humectants.

Prevent and Treat Poison Ivy - Rhus Dermatitis
The rash caused by poison ivy and it's relatives causes itchy red blisters. What is Rhus dermatitis, and how can it be prevented and treated?

Hives - Cholinergic Urticaria Description
Cholinergic urticaria is a form of hives that causes hives to form after exercise. Find out more about this form of hives and how it can be treated.

Facial Flushing Caused by Menopause
Find out more about how menopause causes facial flushing.

Acne Treatment With Topical Antibiotics
Topical antibiotics are a common and effective type of acne treatment. Find out more about acne treatment with topical antibiotics.

Skin Rash - Do I Need a Dermatologist?
Do you need a dermatologist or should you see your regular provider? This article helps clarify the types of providers who take care of skin diseases.

How Valtrex Works as a Treatment for Cold Sores
Valtrex can treat cold sores, recurrent infections caused by the herpes virus. Learn why people get cold sores and the best treatment for them.

Chicken Pox in Pregnancy
A pregnant woman who gets a primary chicken pox infection has a greater risk of serious complications and of having an infant with birth defects or serious infection. Learn more about the effects of chicken pox in pregnant women.

What is an Exanthem?
What is an exanthem rash? This is the term for a wide spread skin eruption that appears suddenly, often with a fever or other systemic symptoms.

Electrodessication and Curettage (ED&C, EDC, ED+C)
Electrodessication and curettage is a procedure performed in the office setting by dermatologists for treatment of pre-cancers and skin cancers.

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Chickenpox Pictures During All Stages
Chickenpox is a common infection caused by the varicella virus. This gallery shows pictures of chickenpox lesions in various stages and on different types of skin.

5 Common Skin Diseases and Conditions
Get the facts about common skin diseases and conditions. Some of these conditions can be treated at home while others require a doctor's visit.

Top 4 Common Extensor Surface Skin Conditions
An extensor surface is the opposite side of a joint, like the outer arm. These are the most common skin conditions associated with extensor surfaces.

9 Common Bacterial Skin Infections That Cause Rashes
Bacterial skin infections are very common, but they can range from slightly annoying to deadly. Learn more about these infections and their causes.

What Does the SPF Number on Your Sunscreen Really Mean?
What does SPF stand for? Learn about how the sun protection factor is measured, why higher isn't always better, and the SPF and UPF of clothing.

Skin Cancer Pictures - Picture of Normal Mole Color
Step by step pictures of normal moles and melanoma.

Skin Cancer Pictures - Picture of Melanoma Color
Step by step pictures of normal moles and melanoma.

How to Tell a Mole From Melanoma Skin Cancer
How to tell a mole from melanoma using the ABCD's of melanoma with pictures of normal moles and melanoma to illustrate each feature.

Skin Cancer Pictues - Picture of Melanoma Asymmetry
Step by step pictures of normal moles and melanoma.

Skin Cancer Pictures - Picture of Normal Mole Borders
Step by step pictures of normal moles and melanoma.

Skin Cancer Pictures - Picture of Melanoma Borders
Step by step pictures of normal moles and melanoma.

Skin Cancer Pictures - Picture of Normal Mole Diameter
Step by step pictures of normal moles and melanoma.

Skin Cancer Pictures - Picture of Melanoma Diameter
Step by step pictures of normal moles and melanoma.

Best Lotion for Scaly Skin & Eczema
Moisturizers that contain alpha hydroxy acids provide major eczema relief. Learn how AHAs like urea work and find the best lotion for scaly skin.

What Does Healthy and Unhealthy Skin Look Like?
What does healthy skin look like? Learning the difference between healthy and unhealthy skin is the first step to knowing your best skin care regimen.

Symptoms and Treatment of Seborrheic Keratosis
Seborrheic keratosis, sometimes called barnacles, may look dangerous but are actually benign. Learn to identify and remove these skin growths.

Treatment for the Skin Condition Intertrigo
Intertrigo is a yeast infection that occurs in skin folds; find out more about what this yeast infection looks like and the treatment for it.

Signs and Treatment of Epidermoid Cysts
Epidermoid cysts are the most common type of skin cyst. Also called sebaceous cysts, they tend to occur more often on the face and upper trunk.

Rules to Follow When You Have a Skin Rash
What do you do when you have a skin rash and don't know what it is or how long it will last? This article outlines skin rash rules to follow.

Sebum Definition: Sebaceous Glands & Oily Skin
Sebum is an oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands. This sebum definition includes details on sebum production & how to fix dry or oily skin.

Best Soap and Facial Cleaners for Oily Skin
Treating oily skin is a challenge, but there are products that work. Find the best cleansers, the best scrubs and the best soap for oily skin.

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Photo Gallery of Common Warts
Warts are very common, especially in children and young adults. They are actually benign tumors that are located only in the top layer of the skin, the epidermis. Warts can occur anywhere on the body and look different depending on their location. Take a look at various types of warts.

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The Facts You Need About the Chicken Pox Vaccine
Varivax is the vaccine for chicken pox. Find out about how it works, side effects, controversies surrounding it and who should be vaccinated.

Soaps and Cleansers for Acne-Prone Skin
It can be hard to find the perfect cleanser if you have acne-prone skin, so what's the best soap for acne? These are the six best acne cleansers.

What Is the Anagen Phase of Hair Growth?
What is the anagen phase of hair growth, and how does it relate to the catagen and telogen phases? It determines how long your hair can grow.

What Is the Dermis? - Dermis Definition
What is the dermis? The dermis is the second, most important layer of skin. This dermis definition explains its composition and the roles it plays.

PUPPs During Pregnancy? The Low Down on That Skin Rash
Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP), also known as PUPPs, is an itchy rash associated with stretch marks on pregnant women.

Longitudinal Melanonychia - Dark Nail Streak
Dark stripes the length of your fingernails or toenails are longitudinal melanonychia. They have a variety of causes, benign as well as malignant.

Definition of Id Reaction With Photo
Short for interface dermatitis reaction, and also known as autoeczematization, an ID reaction is a sign that something is invading your body. Here's what you should know.

What is a Halo Nevus?
A halo nevus is a skin mole that has a lighter-colored outline, a halo. They are usually benign, and you can have one or more of them on your body.

What Is Scaling Skin? - Scales Skin Condition
Skin scales are a sign of dry skin and skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Read on for the causes of scaly skin and how to treat dry skin.

When The Skin Comes In Contact With Water Hives Develop
Water urticaria, or aquagenic urticaria, is a rare medical condition that causes hives when the skin is exposed to water.

What Is a Vesicle? Vesicle Dermatology Definition
This vesicle dermatology definition explains the appearance and causes of vesicular lesions, as well as how to treat blisters and vesicle prevention.

The Tanning Controversy with Vitamin D and Sunscreen
The main source of Vitamin D for humans is sunlight, but UV exposure increases the risk for skin cancer. This article defines the controversy between getting Vitamin D from sunlight vs. using sunscreen regularly.

Vibratory Angioedema: When Vibrations Cause Skin Hives
Vibratory Angioedema is a form of hives caused by vibrating stimuli. Learn more about which occupations are more likley to cause this weird skin rash.

Ingredients in Sunscreens That Block UVA Radiation
The following chemicals are used in sunscreens to absorb UVA radiation.

About Skin Plaques & Psoriasis - Plaque Dermatology
Plaque is a dermatology term for a lesion that appears on the skin due to plaque psoriasis & more. Learn the causes of plaques & how they're treated.

What Are the Signs and Treatment of Hives (Urticaria)?
Urticaria, or hives, is a common allergic skin condition. It can be acute or chronic. Get the facts about the symptoms of hives and the treatment.

Psoriasis Information - Nail Psoriasis
Psoriasis often affects the nails causing characteristic nail changes. Learn more about the nail changes seen with psoriasis.

The Effects of Different Types of Psoriasis on the Body
There are several types of psoriasis, and some don't even affect the skin. Find out more about the various kinds of psoriasis and how they're treated.

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Moles - Information and Pictures of Moles
Everyone gets moles, and almost everyone worries that their mole may be or turn into skin cancer. Take a look at these pictures of normal moles and you will see the wide variation in what normal moles look like.

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About Measles - Measles Photos & Koplik Spots Images
Measles is a highly contagious, yet preventable viral infection. These pictures show the characteristics & symptoms of measles & Koplik spots images.

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What Are the Symptoms and Causes of Jock Itch?
Jock itch is a common fungal infection that affects more men than women. Find out more about jock itch and what can be done to treat the condition.

The History of Smallpox
The history of smallpox is a success story for immunization and public health. Find out more about the rise and fall of smallpox.

What Is Terminal Hair? Hair Growth in Puberty
Terminal hair appears during puberty. Learn about hair follicles, terminal hair growth, the stages of puberty and what affects hair growth.

The Telogen Phase of the Hair Cycle
Learn about the resting, or telogen, phase of the hair cycle and how it can result in different types of hair loss.

About the Skin Condition Impetigo Herpetiformis
Find out more about impetigo herpetiformis, a rare condition similar to pustular psoriasis, that affects some pregnant women.

Common Skin Condition Treatment - Dermatology Treatment
New products are great, but nothing beats science. These common skin condition treatments will help you get rid of a cold sore, cure your acne & more.

Top Layer of the Epidermis - Stratum Corneum Anatomy - The Corneocyte
The stratum corneum is the outermost of the 5 layers of the epidermis and is largely responsible for the vital barrier function of the skin. This illustration shows how the corneocyte plays a role in this barrier function.

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Hives Pictures and Information
Hives, also know as urticaria, are a common cause of itchy rashes. Find out what hives looks like in these hives pictures.

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Herpes Pictures and Cold Sores Pictures
The herpes virus causes a typical rash in the genital area and also causes fever blisters (cold sores). This gallery shows pictures of typical herpes rashes.

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What Is Ringworm? - About Tinea Corporis
Ringworm, or tinea corporis, is a fungal skin infection. Find out the characteristics of ringworm, what it looks like, diagnosis and treatment.

Head Lice Identification and Treatment
Head lice are parasitic insects found most commonly behind the ears and near the neckline at the back of the neck. Learn more about what head lice and the nits (eggs) look like, how head lice is spread, and how head lice is treated.

Hair Follicle Structure & Hair Growth Cycle
The hair follicle is a simple structure, but it's functions are quite complex. Learn about the structure of hair follicles and the hair growth cycle.

Rashes of the Armpit
There are many different causes of rashes in the armpits. These include allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, intertrigo, erythrasma, tinea corporis and acanthosis nigricans.

6 Common Triggers of Psoriasis Flare-Ups
Psoriasis is complicated. Learn what triggers flare-ups, including skin injury, stress and what happens if you stop taking prednisone for psoriasis.

Pruritic Folliculitis of Pregnancy
Pruritic folliculitis of pregnancy affects some women in the second half of pregnancy. Find out more about this rash.

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Pictures of Psoriasis on Elbows, Trunk, and More
Psoriasis is characterized by an itchy rash and red, scaly patches of skin. These photos show psoriasis on elbows, the trunk and psoriatic arthritis.

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The Causes and Treatment of Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
Review the causes and treatment of frontal fibrosing alopecia, an increasingly recognized form of hair loss that's categorized as a scarring alopecia.

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How to Describe a Rash - Primary Lesions
A primary lesion is the basic lesion that makes up a rash. Identifying the primary lesion of a rash is the first step towards identifying the rash.

What Is the Skin Condition Dermatitis?
What is dermatitis? The condition is often thought of as eczema, but that's not exactly true. Dermatitis describes a type of rash with many causes.

What Is Photoaging?
Photoaging is skin damage caused by prolonged sun exposure. Learn how the sun ages your skin, how to skin damage, and better yet, how to prevent it.

Onycholysis: Separated Nail Plate From the Nail Bed
Onycholysis is the separation of the nail plate from the nail bed which can occur for a variety of reasons. Read more about the causes and treatments.

Chicken Pox Varicella Virus Infection
Chicken pox is a common, usually self-limited, infection caused by the varicella virus. Learn more about the varicella virus, what the chicken pox rash looks like, and how chicken pox is diagnosed.

What Is the Erythrasma Skin Infection?
Erythrasma is a skin infection that is often confused with jock itch. Find out more about erythrasma and how you can tell it apart from jock itch.

Skin Maceration - Wound Care & Infection Prevention
Skin maceration occurs when the skin is exposed to moisture for extended periods of time. Learn the causes of maceration, wound care and treatment.

Rosacea Facts, Causes, Symptoms and Concerns
Rosacea occurs in adults and causes a red face, big nose, and adult acne. Find out more about who gets rosacea and rosacea treatments.

Skin Care - Liquid Body Cleansers
Liquid cleansers are better for the skin than bar soaps. Find out why in this article about the types of liquid cleansers and their effect on the skin.

Lichen Simplex Chronicus (LSC) - Habitual Scratching
Lichen Simplex Chronicus (LSC) is a condition created by the habitual scratching of a certain area such as the neck or legs. Find out more about what causes this condition and how it can be treated.

Langerhans Cells: How Your Skin Protects You From Harm
Langerhans cells, located in your skin, help protect your body from foreign invaders. Learn more about how LCs are your body's first line of defense.

Pemphigoid Gestationis—Autoimmune Rash During Pregnancy
Pemphigoid gestationis, also known as herpes gestationis, is an autoimmune disorder that affects some women in the 2nd or 3rd trimesters of pregnancy.

Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, or ICP, is a condition caused when bile is backed up in the liver. Find out more about this condition that can be harmful to the unborn baby.

Incision and Drainage: A Simple Procedure to Treat Abscesses
Learn about incision and drainage, a simple, safe and effective procedure performed to drain a skin abscess and help it heal.

Vitamin D Information - Foods Fortified with Vitamin D
You can get vitamin D from a variety of sources, including foods, supplements in pill and liquid form and sunshine. Find out which foods are fortified with vitamin D.

Facts About Vitamin D Sources
You can get vitamin D from a variety of sources, including foods, supplements in pill and liquid form and sunshine. Save yourself from skin cancer, and get your vitamin D from one of these dietary sources.

Vitamin D Information - How Much Vitamin D Do You Need?
You can get vitamin D from a variety of sources, including foods, supplements in pill and liquid form and sunshine. Find out how much vitamin D you need.

Vitamin D Information - Foods with Vitamin D
You can get vitamin D from a variety of sources, including foods, supplements in pill and liquid form and sunshine. Save yourself from skin cancer, and get your vitamin D from one of these dietary sources.

Vitamin D Information - Vitamin D Supplements
Save yourself from skin cancer, and get your vitamin D from a dietary supplement. Find out more about what supplements are available.

Vitamin D Information - Vitamin D Article Sources
You can get vitamin D from a variety of sources, including foods, supplements in pill and liquid form and sunshine. These are the sources used to write this article.

Moisturizing - Anti Aging Skin Care
Moisturizing is one of the key components to a good skin care regimen, but what makes a good moisturizer? This article explores the anatomy of a moisturizer, outlining the key moisturizer ingredients and their function on the skin.

Moisturizing - Skin Care - Skin - Anti Aging
Moisturizers are an important part of a good skin-care regimen. Humectants are the ingredients in moisturizers that attract water into the skin. Learn how to read your moisturizer ingredient label.

Moisturizing - Skin Care - Skin - Anti Aging
Moisturizers are an important part of a good skin-care regimen. Miscellaneous ingredients create a special effect on the skin. Learn how to read your moisturizer ingredient label.

Moisturizing - Skin Care - Skin - Anti Aging
Moisturizers are an important part of a good skin-care regimen. Occlusives are ingredients that slow the evaporation of water from the skin. Learn how to read your moisturizer ingredient label.

Moisturizing - Skin Care - Skin - Anti Aging
Moisturizers are an important part of a good skin-care regimen. Emollients replace the oils in the skin that are lost with cleansing. Learn how to read your moisturizer ingredient label.

Treatments for Atopic Dermatitis
Learn more about how atopic dermatitis is treated - from measures you can take at home to medications you may need to use.

What Are the Signs of a Maculopapular Rash?
What are the defining features of a maculopapular rash? Learn how to tell if you've developed such a rash and the common causes of the condition.

Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal
Medications used to treat head lice are called pediculicides. Find out more about the effective treatments of head lice and which nits need to be removed. Page 2.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Definition - Dermatology
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic, progressive skin condition that affects the sweat glands. Find out more about what causes hidradenitis suppurativa and what can be done to treat it.

Skin Cancer Pictures - Picture of Normal Mole Symmetry
Step by step pictures of normal moles and melanoma.

Your Guide to Genital Skin Conditions
Genital skin conditions can be painful and embarrassing, but they're common. Here is your basic guide to skin disorders that affect the genitals.

Stratum Corneum Anatomy - Desquamation Process
The stratum corneum is the outermost of the 5 layers of the epidermis and is largely responsible for the vital barrier function of the skin. This illustration shows how the exfoliation process plays a role in this barrier function.

Top Layer of the Epidermis - Stratum Corneum Anatomy - Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF)
The stratum corneum is the outermost of the 5 layers of the epidermis and is largely responsible for the vital barrier function of the skin. This illustration shows how the natural moisturizing factor (NMF) compounds play a role in this barrier function.

Top Layer of the Epidermis - Stratum Corneum Anatomy - Lamellar Bodies
The stratum corneum is the outermost of the 5 layers of the epidermis and is largely responsible for the vital barrier function of the skin. This illustration shows how the lamellar bodies play a role in this barrier function.

Stratum Corneum Anatomy - Cornified Envelope Lipids
The stratum corneum is the outermost of the 5 layers of the epidermis and is largely responsible for the vital barrier function of the skin. This illustration shows how the cornified envelope lipids play a role in this barrier function.

Stratum Corneum Anatomy - Corneodesmosomes
The stratum corneum is the outermost of the 5 layers of the epidermis and is largely responsible for the vital barrier function of the skin. This illustration shows how the corneodesmosomes play a role in this barrier function.

Top Layer of the Epidermis - Stratum Corneum Anatomy - Intercellular Lipids
The stratum corneum is the outermost of the 5 layers of the epidermis and is largely responsible for the vital barrier function of the skin. This illustration shows how the intercellular lipids play a role in this barrier function.

Top Layer of the Epidermis - Stratum Corneum Anatomy - Cornified Envelope
The stratum corneum is the outermost of the 5 layers of the epidermis and is largely responsible for the vital barrier function of the skin. This illustration shows how the cornified envelope plays a role in this barrier function.

Stratum Corneum the Top Layer of the Epidermis
The stratum corneum is the outermost of the 5 layers of the epidermis and is largely responsible for the vital barrier function of the skin. These illustrations will take you through the important components of the stratum corneum that perform this complex barrier function.

Exfoliating the Face With Face Cloths
The face cloths are one of the newer types of facial cleansers. There are several different types of face cloths that can be used for different types of skin.

Facial Flushing Caused by Alcohol: Causes and Symptoms
Find out more about how alcohol causes red cheeks and other symptoms known as facial flushing or Asian Glow—a syndrome where a key enzyme is missing.

Facial Flush: How Carcinoid Syndrome Affects Your Skin
Learn about how facial flushing is treated when it is a symptom of carcinoid syndrome, a rare systemic disease caused by a hormone secreting tumor.

Anatomy of the Epidermis
Illustrations showing the maturation of cells from the bottom layer of the epidermis to the top layer.

Epidermis Anatomy - Stratum Basale Layer
Illustrations showing the maturation of cells from the bottom layer of the epidermis to the top layer. The basal layer is the bottom layer of cells in the epidermis.

Epidermis Anatomy - Stratum Spinosum Layer
Illustrations showing the maturation of cells from the bottom layer of the epidermis to the top layer. The stratum spinosum is the second layer of the epidermis.

Epidermis Anatomy - Stratum Lucidum Layer
Illustrations showing the maturation of cells from the bottom layer of the epidermis to the top layer. The stratum lucidum is only present in thick skin.

Epidermis Anatomy - Stratum Corneum Layer
Illustrations showing the maturation of cells from the bottom layer of the epidermis to the top layer. The stratum cornuem is the top layer of the epidermis.

Epidermis Anatomy - Stratum Granulosum Layer
Illustrations showing the maturation of cells from the bottom layer of the epidermis to the top layer. The stratum granulosum is the third layer.

Epidermis Anatomy - Stratum Corneum Close-Up
Illustrations showing the maturation of cells from the bottom layer of the epidermis to the top layer.

Skin Anatomy: The Epidermis Layers of the Skin
The epidermis is the outermost layer of our skin. Learn about skin anatomy, including the layers of the epidermis and the three layers of the skin.

Skin Care Products
Find out how skin care products like soaps, cleansers, toners, and moisturizers work from a doctor's perspective.

Chicken Pox Pictures - Pictures of Chicken Pox, Varicella Virus Infections
Chicken pox is a common infection caused by the varicella virus. This gallery shows pictures of chicken pox lesions in various stages and on different types of skin. Page 2.

Chicken Pox Pictures - Pictures of Chicken Pox, Varicella Virus Infections
Chicken pox is a common infection caused by the varicella virus. This gallery shows pictures of chicken pox lesions in various stages and on different types of skin. Page 15.

Chicken Pox Pictures - Pictures of Chicken Pox, Varicella Virus Infections
Chicken pox is a common infection caused by the varicella virus. This gallery shows pictures of chicken pox lesions in various stages and on different types of skin. Page 10.