Acne is the most common condition in the United States that causes blocked pores (whiteheads and blackheads), pimples, cysts and other lesions on the skin. Acne may occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Not everyone’s acne symptoms are the same.
Age spots, also known as liver spots and solar lentigines, are flat tan, brown or black spots. They vary in size and usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders, and arms – areas most exposed to the sun.
Moles are a common type of growth on the skin. They often appear as small, dark brown spots and are caused by clusters of pigmented cells. Moles generally appear during childhood and adolescence.
Skin rashes can occur from a variety of factors, including infections, heat, allergens, immune system disorders and medications.
Seborrheic keratosis (SKs) are common, non-cancerous skin growths. SKs can occur almost anywhere on the skin. While some people get just one SK, it is not unusual to have many of them. SKs are often associated with older age.
Actinic keratosis (AKs) are considered the earliest stage in the development of skin cancer.
Eczema also known as atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin condition that involves irritated and itchy patches of skin. It is common in childhood, but may not manifest until later years.
Molluscum contagiosum is a viral disease caused by a poxvirus that infects only the skin. Small pink or flesh-colored bumps harboring the virus appear on the skin.
Rosacea is a common skin disease that frequently begins as a tendency to flush or blush easily on the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin. This redness becomes more visible and persistent as rosacea progresses.
Non-melanoma skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are the most common types of cancer around the world. Fortunately, they are also the most curable. Melanoma is more dangerous and is becoming more frequent.
Hair loss can be an emotionally difficult condition for both men and women. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks itself, in this case, the hair follicles. The exact cause of hair loss in unknown.
Athletes Foot, known medically as tinea pedis, is a contagious fungal infection that affects the skin on the feet and can spread to the toenails. Anyone can get athlete’s foot, but it is commonly found in athletes.
Psoriasis is a chronic condition. It is not contagious, but it is lifelong. Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease in the United States, affecting approximately 7.5 million people.
Scabies is a common skin condition caused by the human itch mite. This eight-legged bug is so small that you cannot see it on the skin. People get scabies when the mite burrows into the top layer of skin to live and feed.
Warts are non-cancerous skin growths that appear when a virus (human papilloma virus) infects the top layer of skin.