Alopecia Areata – Causes, Types, Symptoms & Treatment

Hair Loss

What is Alopecia Areata? Alopecia areata is a recurring type of hair loss that can affect any area of hair. Clinically, alopecia areata can occur in many different forms. Although medically this is considered as a benign condition, alopecia areata can cause tremendous emotional and psychosocial distress in the affected patients and their families. Alopecia areata is hair loss in one or more round...

Psoriasis – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment


What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a common chronic skin disease. It is characterized by forming silvery-whitish scales covering the red and inflamed skin. The plates are round or oval, often itchy, and are positioned mainly on the forearms, lower legs, trunk, and scalp, but also affecting other parts of the body. The most typical areas where plaques form are knees and elbows. Psoriasis is not...

Atopic dermatitis (Eczema)


What is Atopic Dermatitis? Atopic dermatitis (commonly known as eczema) is an inherited, chronic inflammatory skin condition that usually appears in early childhood. Characteristics of eczema include: parts of the skin are inflamed, causing itching, redness, rashes, often blisters containing clear fluid. The explanation for the occurrence of eczema is a deficiency or absence of a specific protein...

Cold sores: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Cold Sore

What are Cold Sores? Herpes labialis (cold sores) is a viral infection that is caused by Herpes simplex virus, type 1 Herpes viruses are double-stranded DNA viruses. They relate to the types Herpesviridae. Herpesviridae contains 8 types of herpes viruses that cause various diseases in humans. Causes Cold sores (herpes labialis) is caused by the human herpesvirus type 1 – Herpes simplex...

Vitiligo: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment


What is Vitiligo? Vitiligo is a relatively common disease, causing abnormal pigmentation of the skin. Vitiligo disease is manifested by the presence of well-defined bright spots on the skin. The formation of these spots on the skin is the result of destruction (damage) dysfunction or inactivity of melanocytes. Melanocytes are cells that produce the skin pigment. Melanocytes are the cells that...

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