Furuncle – Definition, Symptoms and Treatment

Definition of Furuncle An infected HAIR follicle, commonly called a boil. A furuncle develops when BACTERIAnormally present on the surface of the SKIN (typically staphylococcus) causes a collection of dead cells and fluid (pus) to block the follicle. The blocked follicle becomes reddened, inflamed, enlarged, and usually quite painful. Furuncles are most likely to develop in the underarm area, groin, hairline […]

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Miliaria – Small Bumps Skin – Definition

Definition of Miliaria Miliaria are small bumps that form on the SKIN in environmental conditions of high heat and humidity, when the body produces much sweat that cannot evaporate and instead pools on the surface of the skin. The bumps may be red (miliaria rubra) or clear and filled with fluid (miliaria crystallina). Clothing may further inhibit sweat […]

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Psoriasis – Types, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Definition of Psoriasis Psoriasis i a common, chronic SKIN condition in which the dermis produces keratinocytes at an accelerated rate. This causes immature keratinocytes, which are still soft, to reach the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin). The excess keratinocytes form lesions, typically scaly plaques, that itch (PRURITUS) or hurt. The accelerated turnover of keratinocytes creates an […]

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Wart – Definition, Causes, Symptoms and Removal

Definition of Warts and Causes Wart is a growth, typically rough and raised, that appears on the SKIN. The HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV), which has numerous strains, causes common warts as well as variations including genital warts (a common sexually transmitted disease) and plantar warts which appear on the soles (plantar surfaces) of the feet. Because common warts are […]

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