Lentigo maligna melanoma: Causes, symptoms, pictures, and outlook

Lentigo maligna melanoma is a relatively rare type of skin cancer, which tends to affect older people. It develops from lentigo maligna, also…

Intense pulsed light (IPL): What to know

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a skin treatment of a cosmetic nature. It may be used by people to reduce signs of aging…

Psoriasis lotions, creams and ointments

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory disease causing skin cells to overgrow. The white, scaly inflamed skin plaques are hallmarks of this disease. The…

Oral medications for psoriasis: List and side effects

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease causing skin to become red, itchy, scaly to sore. Some people treat it with topical medicines which directly…

What you need to know about Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition which causes the rapid development of cells on the skin. This overgrowth can result in dense, scaly plaques,…

What is molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum contagiosum is an infection of the viral skin which is normal and contagious. This causes the skin to have nodules or papules…

What you need to know about scabies

Scabies is one of a number of skin conditions which can trigger itching and rashes. It is a dermatological condition caused by eight-legged…

How to treat a wart

A wart is a small growth with a rough texture that can show up on the body anywhere. It may look like a…

What is HPV (Human Papillomavirus)?

The commonest sexually transmitted infection is human papillomavirus. Most sexually active men and women who are at some point during their lifetime exposed…

What to know about genital warts

Genital warts are contagious, fleshy genital or anal growths. They are among the most prevalent types of sexually transmitted infection. They are also…

Indoor tanning: Are studies funded by the industry biased?

Although national and international officials have long agreed that indoor tanning is a top risk factor for cancer and a number of skin…

What’s causing penis sores?

A lump or cut is a painful sore. Sores may show up on any part of the skin, including the penis. Penis sores…

What to know about the Norwood scale and male pattern baldness

The Norwood Scale helps to rate male pattern baldness stages on a scale of 1 to 7. Individuals with male pattern baldness tend…

What you need to know about Penile melanosis

Penile melanosis is a rare condition that causes the head and shaft of the penis to have discoloured areas of the skin. These…

Why is the keto diet causing rash to the skin?

Sometimes a red, itchy skin rash can be caused after a ketogenic diet, which people commonly refer to as keto rash. For keto…