Scabies

Scabies What is scabies? Scabies is a very itchy rash caused by a parasitic mite that burrows in the skin surface   Sarcoptes scabiei What causes scabies? Scabies is nearly always acquired by skin-to-skin contact with someone else with scabies. The contact may be quite brief such as holding hands with an infested child. It…

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TYPES of SKIN CANCER

Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells. It most often develops on areas of the skin exposed to the sun’s rays. Skin cancer affects people of all colors and races, although those with light skin who sunburn easily have a higher risk. What does skin cancer look like? Actinic Keratoses (AK)    These dry,…

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Rosacea

What Is Rosacea? Rosacea is a common but poorly understood disorder of the facial skin that is estimated to affect well over 16 million Americans — and most of them don’t know it. In fact, while rosacea is becoming increasingly widespread as the populous baby boom generation enters the most susceptible ages, a National Rosacea…

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Alopecia

What is alopecia areata? The term alopecia means hair loss. In alopecia areata, one or more round bald patches appear suddenly, most often on the scalp. Alopecia areata is also called autoimmune alopecia. Who gets alopecia areata? Alopecia areata can affect males and females at any age. It starts in childhood in about 50%, and…

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