Actinic keratosis is a skin growth that appears as a rough, scaly patch. Left untreated, skin cancer sometimes develops.
Age spots tell more than your age. They also indicate how much time you've spent in the sun.
Most cases of basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer, can usually be prevented. Learn how.
Henoch-Schonlein purpura causes inflammation of small blood vessels (vasculitis) and often a purplish rash. It's most common in children ages 2 to 6.
Krabbe disease is a rare, inherited disorder — most often affecting infants — that impairs functioning of the central nervous system and usually leads to early death.
Lichen planus is an inflammatory disorder that results in lesions on the skin or mucous membranes.
Polymorphous light eruption is a sun-induced skin rash affecting people who develop a sensitivity to sunlight.
Though psoriasis can be uncomfortable and sometimes painful, you can take steps to improve your symptoms.
Stubborn, itchy dandruff can be a sign of seborrheic dermatitis. Find out what you can do to treat this flaky skin condition.
Older adults often have at least one seborrheic keratosis. Find out if you need to be concerned about this common skin growth.
Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a disorder of the skin and mucous membranes. Often, this severe adverse reaction is caused by medication or an infection.
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