Skin Diseases & Disorders

Find information on skin diseases, rashes, acne and other disorders of the skin. Read articles on conditions such as leg ulcers, psoriasis, rosacea, cold sores, cellulitus and many others. Are you exhibiting symptoms of a skin disorder? If you have a rash, itchy or red skin, sores or swelling, check your symtpoms here and find out more. We'll also discuss diagnosis, causes, prevention and treatment.

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  • Medications That Increase the Risk of Pressure Ulcer Development
    Pressure ulcers can develop quickly and should be attended to immediately. These ulcers consist of red, blistered, and broken skin. Some become quite deep, exposing underlying muscle or bone. Medications that increase the risk of pressure ulcers include anti-inflammatory drugs and beta-blockers.
  • Oral Antibiotics to Treat Acne
    Can I use oral antibiotics for acne? Here we will answer this question and provide information on this topic.
  • An Overview of Traction Alopecia and Scarring Alopecia
    Traction alopecia refers to alopecia that occurs as the result of damage to the hair follicles. Scarring alopecia results from damage to the scalp. Learn about these conditions and how your hair styling habits may be causing your hair loss.
  • Diseases That Cause Alopecia
    Alopecia refers to the loss of hair from the head or other parts of the body. In some cases, medical conditions cause hair loss. Learn about the diseases that cause alopecia by reading this article.
  • What Causes Decubitus Ulcers?
    Decubitus ulcers, also known as pressure ulcers, occur in those who are unable to move for extended periods of time. Learn what causes decubitus ulcers so you can take steps to prevent them.
  • Hospital Admission Due to Pressure Ulcer History
    What does pressure ulcer history and hospital admission have in common? Can pressure sores or ulcers cause severe health risks? How do you know if you have a pressure sore? Find out the answers to these questions and more.
  • Pressure Ulcers With the Use of CPAP Masks
    CPAP masks help millions of people live with sleep apnea. The mask delivers pressurized air to the person’s airway in order to keep it open during the night while they sleep. However, there are some problems regarding CPAP masks and pressure ulcers.
  • Best Treatment Options for Decubitus Ulcers
    Do you know what a decubitus ulcer is and best treatment for decubitus ulcers is? This article gives you all you need to know, including information on how deadly a decubitus ulcer can be and how to dress the ulcers.
  • An Overview of Stage 1 Decubitus Ulcer
    Do you know what a stage 1 decubitus ulcer is? A decubitus ulcer is another name for pressure ulcer. The treatment for this stage of ulcer is different for the other stages of pressure ulcers. Learn how to avoid and what treatment is available for a decubitus ulcer.
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