In-depth

Athlete's foot

Showers, locker rooms and swimming pools can spread athlete's foot from person to person. Find out how you can prevent this common fungal infection.

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a superficial infection of the skin. But if severe or if left untreated, it can spread into your lymph nodes and bloodstream.

Chilblains

How to identify, treat and prevent chilblains.

Cold sore

Cold sores are common and annoying. You can't cure or prevent them, but you can take steps to lessen their frequency and duration.

Frostbite

Frostbite — Comprehensive overview covers causes, symptoms and treatments of this cold injury.

Itchy skin (pruritus)

Whether it affects a small or large area of your body, itchy skin can be uncomfortable and persistent. Here's how to stop the itch.

Lichen planus

Lichen planus is an inflammatory disorder that results in lesions on the skin or mucous membranes.

Lichen sclerosus

Lichen sclerosus is an uncommon skin condition characterized by white, blotchy patches of thinning skin. This skin disease predominantly affects postmenopausal women.

Nickel allergy

Nickel allergy is a condition in which contact with items containing nickel causes an itchy, red rash usually at the site of contact.

Polymorphous light eruption

Polymorphous light eruption is a sun-induced skin rash affecting people who develop a sensitivity to sunlight.

Ramsay Hunt syndrome

Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a neurological disorder caused by the chickenpox virus, often involves a rash in the ear and mouth and facial muscle weakness.

Scabies

Scabies is an intensely itchy skin condition caused by a tiny burrowing mite. Here's how to rid yourself of this parasitic pest.

Shingles

Vaccination may prevent this painful, but treatable, condition. Learn about shingles symptoms and how treatments can help.

Smallpox

Spider bites

Spider bites — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, complications, treatment of spider bites.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a disorder of the skin and mucous membranes. Often, this severe adverse reaction is caused by medication or an infection.

Sunburn: Soothing solutions

Feb. 17, 2012