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Viral Warts

Medical Dermatology

Warts are tumours or growths of the skin caused by a virus. They can occur on any part of the body and have a rough surface on which tiny, black dots can often be seen. Warts are common...

Skin Cancers

Medical Dermatology

Skin cancer refers to the abnormal, uncontrolled growth of skin cells. One in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Although the risk is lower in Asians, skin cancers...

Urticaria

Medical Dermatology

Urticaria, also known as “hives”, are red, itchy, swollen areas of the skin that can range in size and appear anywhere on the body. It is a common condition that can affect any person of any race at...

Psoriasis

Medical Dermatology

Psoriasis is a common skin disorder worldwide. It is estimated that about 0.1% to 3% of people around the world suffer from psoriasis. Psoriasis affects all races, sexes, children, men and women. Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition...

Nail Problems

Medical Dermatology

Nail Problems affect people of all ages. Common causes of nail problems include trauma, infection and various skin diseases, such as eczema and psoriasis. Diet is generally not responsible for abnormal nail changes, unless the person is suffering...

Moles

Medical Dermatology

Moles can be round, oval, flat, or raised. They can occur singly or in clusters on any part of the body. Most moles are brown, but colors can range from pinkish flesh tones to yellow, dark blue, or...

Keloids

Medical Dermatology

What is a Keloids? Keloids are raised overgrowths of scar tissue that occur at the site of a skin injury and grow beyond the area of initial injury. They occur where trauma, surgery, blisters, vaccinations, acne or body...

Hair Loss

Medical Dermatology

Hair loss can affect both men and women. In men, the common hormonal pattern of hair loss occurs with gradual thinning of hair over the crown and recession of frontal hairline (M-shaped), which can progress to baldness at...

Fungal Infections

Medical Dermatology

Fungal Infections is most commonly caused by a type of fungus called a dermophyte that infects the top layer of the skin, hair or nails. Dermatophyte infection of the skin is known as ringworm (tinea). There are many...

Eczema

Medical Dermatology

Between 10 and 20 percent of people worldwide develop atopic Eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis), making it the most common type of Eczema. For an estimated 65 percent‚ atopic dermatitis begins during their first year of life,...