Archive for the ‘Skin Conditions’ Category

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Acne

What is it? Acne may also be called cystic acne or can be referred to by its medical name: acne vulgaris. It is a common disease of human skin. WebMD says that acne starts when dead skin cells and oil clog up an individual’s pores.

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Alopecia

What is it? Alopecia is the term generally used to describe hair loss on the body. Most often caused by the body attacking hair follicles out of confusion, alopecia can be caused by a variety of diseases and procedures, including but not limited to diabetes,

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Deep Vein Thrombosis

What is it? Deep vein thrombosis is a condition where a blood clot appears in the deep vein. The blood clot is most likely to occur inside the legs of the sufferer. WebMD urges the importance of seeking medical attention immediately if you think you

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Hives

What is it? Hives are a skin condition that leaves swollen bumps, similar to goosebumps that are red and itchy. Hives are also known as Urticaria. Hives may occur only on certain areas of the body, or all over. These bumps occur suddenly as the

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Psoriasis

What is it? Psoriasis is a skin disease caused by the body mistaking skin cells for harmful pathogens. Although there is still no cure for such a disease, there are many methods used to cope with it. Psoriasis comes from the greek word for “itching

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Shingles

What is it? Shingles medical name is herpes zoster. It is a viral disease. WebMD says that shingles is a skin rash that is quite painful and targets aged adults and individuals with immune systems that have been weakened – due to injury, stress, certain

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