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Excessive Underarm Sweating Treatment
BOTOXÂ® is approved for excessive underarm sweating when topical agents don't work.
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Find psoriasis treatment information. Learn about the causes of psoriasis and see pictures of psoriasis. Join support groups, ask an expert and get tips and advice for living with psoriasis.
Stevens Johnson Syndrome
Stevens Johnson Syndrome a side effect, including care, causes, risks, symptoms and treatments. We provide a complete library of articles including experts scientist - researchers concerning the serious systemic (bodywide) allergic reaction to drugs, medicine or prescriptions called Stevens Johnson Syndrome. Being informed about cause & treatment are important medically and legally. Our law firm works with doctors who specialize in the treatment of SJS and TEN (burn surgeons, eye surgeons, dermatologists)
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Acanthosis nigricans is a disorder that causes light-brown-to-black, velvety, rough areas or increased skin markings usually on the back and sides of the neck. The condition can also at times occur under the arms and in the groin.
Actinic Keratosis Preskin Cancer Solar Keratosis Precancerous Skin
A solar or actinic keratosis is a precancerous skin growth caused by sun damage. Solar keratoses are difficult to see, they feel rough and are sometimes scaly. Solar keratoses are not skin cancer, but if left untreated they can turn into skin cancer.
Actinomycosis : Article by Talib Najjar, DMD, MDS, PhD
Actinomycosis - Many infectious and inflammatory diseases affect the skin and the oral mucosa. Actinomycosis is one such characteristic and persistent infection. It is a subacute, chronic, cellulitic invasion of the soft tissues that causes the formation of external sinus tracts that discharge sulfur granules. This process spreads unimpeded by traditional anatomic barriers after the endogenous oral commensal organisms invade the tissues of the face and neck. The infection may spread to the pulmonary and gastrointestinal systems as well (Schaal, ...
Adiposis Dolorosa : Article by Nada Macaron, MD
Adiposis Dolorosa - First described in 1892 by the American neurologist Francis Xavier Dercum at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa, Dercum disease is an unusual progressive syndrome of unknown etiology characterized by multiple painful lipomas that arise in adult life most often affecting obese postmenopausal women (Dercum, 1982). The onset is insidious, and the pain is out of proportion to the physical findings and often is described by the patients as “all fat hurts”. The pain increases with the increase ...
Advancement Flaps : Article by Anthony P Sclafani, MD
Advancement Flaps - Skin defects created by trauma or excision of benign or malignant lesions may be repaired by numerous methods. Techniques include healing by secondary intention, full or partial-thickness skin grafts, or local skin flaps (ie, rotation, advancement flaps). More substantial defects, or those that also involve soft tissue, bone, and nerve, usually are repaired with axial pattern flaps, regional flaps, or revascularized free flaps.Many variables determine the type of repair chosen. Variables include defect size, functional deficit, ...
Age Spots Sun Spots Lentigine
Sun spots (age spots), also known as lentigines, arore harmless, flat, brown discolations of the skin which usually occur on the back of the hands, neck and face of people older than 40 years of age. These spots more than anything else, give away a person's age. Sun spots are caused by the skin being exposed to the sun over many years and are a sign of sun damage.
Ainhum : Article by Samuel Selden, MD
Ainhum - Ainhum is the autoamputation of a digit, usually of the fifth toe bilaterally and as a result of a constricting scar in the form of a band or groove. Pseudoainhum is a similar condition that occurs as a secondary event resulting from certain hereditary and nonhereditary diseases that lead to annular constriction of digits.Ainhum predominantly affects black patients in tropical regions. Although it has been reported in temperate areas, ainhum appears to be increasingly less common ...
Albinism : Article by Raymond E Boissy, PhD
Albinism - The classification of congenital hypopigmentary diseases that result from a defect in the production of pigment (melanin) due to dysfunction of pigment cells (melanocytes) in the skin, eyes, and/or ears consists of the following:Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) type 1, 2, and 3 Ocular albinism (OA) Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS) Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS) CHS and HPS also present with extrapigmentary defects consisting of leukocyte, platelet, and reticular cell dysfunction as described ...
Allergic Contact Dermatitis Skin Allergy
Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when your skin comes in contact with an allergen that your skin is sensitive or allergic to. The reaction usually appears within 48 hours after the initial exposure to the allergen. Symptoms that are commonly seen include the following: redness, swelling, blistering, itching, and weeping. The allergen can be a substance in a product that you have used for many years; it does not have to be a new product. Allergic contact dermatitis occurs more commonly in adults. The most common types of allergic contact dermatitis are allergy to poison ivy and poison oak.
Alopecia Areata : Article by Chantal Bolduc, MD
Alopecia Areata - Alopecia areata (AA) is a recurrent nonscarring type of hair loss that can affect any hair-bearing area. Clinically, AA can present with many different patterns. Although medically benign, AA can cause tremendous emotional and psychosocial stress in affected patients and their ...
Alopecia Areata Hair Loss
Alopecia areata is the name for a condition in which round patches of hair loss appear suddenly. The hair-growing tissue is attacked by the patient's own immune cells for unknown reasons. There are three stages: first, there is sudden hair loss, then the patches of hair loss enlarge, and last, new hair grows back. This process takes months, sometimes more than a year, but rarely does the hair never grow back.
Alopecia Mucinosa : Article by Gervaise L Gerstner, MD
Alopecia Mucinosa - Alopecia mucinosa, often referred to as follicular mucinosis, was first reported by Pinkus in 1957. The dermatologic eruptions consist of follicular papules and/or indurated plaques that demonstrate distinct histological changes in the hair follicles that lead to hair loss. The accumulation of mucinous material in the damaged hair follicles and sebaceous glands creates an inflammatory condition and subsequent degenerative process. The face, neck and scalp are the sites most frequently affected, although lesions may appear ...
Anagen Effluvium : Article by Bryan D Seiff, MD
Anagen Effluvium - Normal human hairs can be classified according to the 3 phases of their growth cycle: anagen, catagen, and telogen. Anagen hairs are in a growing phase, during which the matrix cells of the hair follicle undergo vigorous mitotic activity. These hairs have long, indented roots covered with intact inner and outer root sheaths, and they are fully pigmented.Toward the end of the anagen phase, the amount of pigment decreases at the base of the follicle, which expands ...
Androgenetic Alopecia : Article by Robert Feinstein, MD
Androgenetic Alopecia - Androgenetic alopecia is an extremely common disorder affecting both men and women. The incidence is generally considered greater in males, although some evidence suggests that the apparent differences in incidence may be a reflection of different expression in males and females. This genetically determined disorder is progressive through the gradual conversion of terminal hairs into indeterminate hairs and finally to vellus hairs. Patients have a reduction in the terminal-to-vellus hair ratio, normally at least 2:1. ...
Anetoderma : Article by Stephen C Ho, MD
Anetoderma - Anetoderma (anetos, Greek for slack) is a benign condition with focal loss of dermal elastic tissue resulting in localized areas of flaccid or herniated saclike skin. The condition has been reported under various names including macular atrophy and dermatitis atrophicans maculosa. Historically, idiopathic lesions were classified based on a clinically inflammatory (Jadassohn-Pellizzari) or noninflammatory (Schweninger-Buzzi) onset. However, both types of lesions may be found in the same patient, and they are histologically similar. Currently, ...
Angina Bullosa Hemorrhagica : Article by Roman Carlos, DDS
Angina Bullosa Hemorrhagica - Angina bullosa hemorrhagica (ABH) is the term used to describe benign and generally subepithelial oral mucosal blisters filled with blood, which are not attributable to a systemic disorder or hemostatic defect.This condition was first described in 1933 as traumatic oral hemophlyctenosis. Badham first used the currently accepted term angina bullosa hemorrhagica in 1967.The lesions may be confused with other more serious disorders (eg, mucous membrane pemphigoid, epidermolysis bullosa, linear IgA, dermatitis herpetiformis); however, the isolated ...
There are many different types of angiomas. An angioma is a benign tumor that consists of small blood vessels. These tumors can be located anywhere on the body. Some of the different types include: spider angiomas, cherry angiomas, and senile angiomas.
Information and perspectives on ankylosing spondolitis, a form of arthritis.ankylosing spondylitis, ankylosing spondylitis cause, ankylosing spondylitis diagnosis, ankylosing spondylitis help,
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Aphthous Stomatitis : Article by Ginat W Mirowski, DMD, MD
Aphthous Stomatitis - Recurrent aphthous ulcers (RAU), or canker sores, are among the most common oral mucosal lesions observed by physicians and dentists. RAU is a disorder of unknown etiology that causes significant morbidity. One to several discrete, shallow, painful ulcers are visible on the unattached mucous membranes. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. Large ulcers may last several weeks to months.Though the process is self-limited, in some individuals there is almost continuous ulcer activity. Similar ulcers ...
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