April, 2016

Scleroderma

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Scleroderma is not a disease but rather a symptom of a group of diseases associated with abnormal growth of collagen in the body’s connective tissue. This excess of collagen hardens the skin causing it to become stiff and immobile. Scleroderma is more common in women than men. There are many different types of scleroderma, but...  read more

Black Heel

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Black heel, or calcaneal petechiae, is a trauma-induced darkening of the back or sides of the heel. Dermatologists often see black heel in adolescent and young adult athletes. Sometimes called talon noir, black heel is painless and harmless. It is most often seen in players who engage in active sports such as basketball football, lacrosse...  read more

Polymorphous Light Eruption

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Polymorphous light eruption is a skin rash that develops on areas of the body that have been exposed to sunlight. The condition is sometimes referred to as “sun allergy.” It is seen most often in women with fair skin and often develops between the ages of 20 to 40 years. Individuals with polymorphous light eruption...  read more

Styes

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Styes are boils that develop on the eyelid. They occur when an eyelash follicle becomes infected and fills with pus. Most styes form along the edge of the eyelid. A red lump appears and may be accompanied by pain, swelling and tearing in the affected eye. Sometimes chalazions can be mistaken for styes since the...  read more

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