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Cicatricial Alopecia Overview
Cicatricial alopecia, also called scarring alopecia, refers to a group of rare disorders that destroy hair follicles. The follicles are replaced with scar tissue, causing permanent hair loss
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Handout on Health: Atopic Dermatitis (A type of eczema)
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that affects the skin. It is not contagious; it cannot be passed from one person to another. The word “dermatitis” means inflammation of the skin.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Ichthyosis Overview
Ichthyosis is a family of disorders characterized by dry or scaly and thickened skin. Ichthy comes from the Greek word for fish. This condition is called ichthyosis because the thickened skin sometimes has the appearance of fish scales.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Acne
Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples. Pimples form when hair follicles under your skin clog up. Most pimples form on the face, neck, back, chest, ...
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Hair Loss
You lose up to 100 hairs from your scalp every day. That's normal, and in most people, those hairs grow back. But many men -- and some women -- lose hair as they ...
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Moles
Moles are growths on the skin. They happen when pigment cells in the skin, called melanocytes, grow in clusters. Moles are very common. Most people have between ...
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Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. You usually get the patches on your elbows, knees, scalp, ...
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Skin Aging
Your skin changes as you age. You might notice wrinkles, age spots and dryness. Your skin also becomes thinner and loses fat, making it less plump and smooth. ...
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Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types are basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer. They usually ...
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Skin Infections
Your skin helps protect you from germs, but sometimes it can get infected by them. Some common types of skin infections are Bacterial: Cellulitis and impetigo. ...
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Skin Pigmentation Disorders
Pigmentation means coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Your skin gets its color from a pigment called melanin. Special cells in the ...
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Vitiligo
Vitiligo causes white patches on your skin. It can also affect your eyes, mouth, and nose. It occurs when the cells that give your skin its color are destroyed. ...
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