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Mondor's cord

Mondor’s disease is a temporary condition where a vein within the chest or abdominal wall gets inflamed. It’s visible below, on or above the breast, and varies in length and intensity. Women at highest risk include those who have undergone breast augmentation or have breast cancer. In most cases, Mondor’s disease is very painful. Mondor’s disease -- also known as…

Oral Thrush

The most common source of yeast infections of the face is Candida albicans, a species of fungus that normally resides in the mouth, skin, and gut. Candidiasis infection occurs when the Candida fungus is allowed to overgrow -- in the face, this may cause oral thrush or perleche. Candidiasis is generally treated with antifungal medications, although a number of over-the-counter…

Melanonychia

Melanonychia is defined by a dark line on the fingernails or toenails. It can be the sign of a more serious illness, which is why getting a proper diagnosis is essential. A microscopic examination or biopsy is sometimes necessary to determine the cause and treatment options. Finding the root cause of melanonychia is quite a complex process. Most cases are…

Pediatric Melanoma

Melanoma is a form of cancer caused by the mutation or pigment-producing cells in the skin. Pediatric melanoma is the most common skin cancer in children. The symptoms for pediatric melanoma differ from those found in adults. Melanoma is curable if caught early enough, which is why regular examinations and preventative measures are key. Most moles appear as skin marks…

Carpe Lotion

Carpe lotion is a fast-acting and inexpensive cream for treating sweaty hands and feet. It can be used as needed but works best when applied overnight on clean skin. Portability and effectiveness make Carpe a practical option for busy people with palmar hyperhidrosis. Imagine being so worried about your sweaty palms that you cancel a date, avoid a work presentation,…

Bell's Palsy

Bell’s palsy is the number one cause of facial paralysis in the United States. The condition affects the nerve that controls movement of muscles in the face. Most people with Bell’s Palsy make a complete recovery. About 10% of patients only recover partially while 5% require surgical intervention. Bell’s palsy is the most common cause of facial paralysis, affecting around…

Cutis verticis gyrata

Cutis verticis gyrata (CVG) is a rare medical condition that causes the scalp to take on a wrinkled appearance. Proper hygiene can reduce the risk of pruritus (severe itching), secondary infections and an unpleasant scalp odor. If treatment of underlying conditions does not resolve the issue, surgery may be the only option to remove these wrinkles. As we age, detecting wrinkles…

psoriatic arthritis

Up to one in four people with psoriasis suffers from a painful inflammation of the joints called psoriatic arthritis. Conventional treatments include drugs that reduce overactive immune response, pain, and joint damage. Alternative therapies can be added to fight inflammation, while lifestyle changes boost treatment response. When people think of psoriasis, they usually imagine skin covered in red, scaly patches.…

Ringworm

Despite its name, ringworm is actually a highly contagious fungal infection. Many natural and over-the-counter remedies are available to treat this condition. Proper hygiene can help prevent the spread of ringworm to other parts of the body and to other people. Ringworm affects animals and people. Though it’s more likely to catch ringworm from another person, it is still possible…

Skin Tests for allergies

Although skin tests are widely used and generally effective, identifying allergy triggers can be tricky. These tests involve applying minute amounts of allergens to the skin and observing the reactions over time. Allergy tests may generate false results or not be suitable for patients suffering from certain medical conditions. Although allergies are fairly common and affects millions of Americans, diagnosing…

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