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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Urticaria

Urticaria, also known as hives or welts, is common skin reaction to one of many triggers.  It appears as raised, red, and intensely itchy wheals that usually recede within hours or days.

Rarely these lesions persist beyond six weeks, in which case they are defined […]

Actinic Cheilitis

Actinic cheilitis is an inflammation of the lip brought on by chronic sun exposure. It almost always only affects the lower lip as its location causes it to catch a proportionally larger amount of UV radiation than the upper lip, and the corners of […]

Ulcer

An ulcer is an open sore in the skin or mucous membrane that is resistant to healing. This reduced healing is generally due to a decrease in circulation to the area.

They can range in severity from a simple erosion of the epidermis to a […]

Ichthyosis Vulgaris

Ichthyosis vulgaris is a genetic disorder of the skin that results in chronically dry, cracked, and scaly skin that resembles fish scales. Though it is inherited persons with the causative mutation are born with normal skin – this disease tends to develop between three […]

Pyogenic Granuloma

A pyogenic granuloma is a common and benign cutaneous tumor. Its formation is typically triggered by minor trauma, bacterial infection, or hormonal changes. This lesion first appears as a small (less than 1 millimeter) red/pink/purple bump that rapidly grows over the course of a […]

April 19, 2018