Category Archives: Dermatology

Itching Between Legs: Causes and Remedies

So many things from irritation from sweating and chafing to a fungal infection can cause itching between thighs or legs. That itching sensation can be very strong, but scratching in the area can be quite embarrassing. Therefore, it is important to determine the exact cause of itching and eliminate it to resolve the issue. Sometimes,… Read More »

Calcium Deposits on Skin: Symptom, Cause and Treatment

When calcium phosphate is deposited in abnormal amounts in the soft tissue, calcinosis or calcification develops. Calcium deposits under the skin are white or yellowish lumps, often appearing in clusters. These calcium deposits also vary in size and quantity as well. When punctured, calcium deposits leak a white liquid, a paste like substance. Calcium deposits commonly… Read More »

Itchy Breasts During Pregnancy

Various changes occur in the body when you are pregnant. Apart from weight gain, expectant mothers are also likely to experience itchy breasts during pregnancy. Most women feel embarrassed about it and are unwilling to discuss it with their doctors or loved ones. In this article, we will talk about the occurrence of itchy breasts… Read More »

What Is Steven Johnson Syndrome?

Steven Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare and severe condition that affects a person’s skin and mucus membranes and can cause a person to loose around 10 % of the outer skin layer. It is estimated that around 90% cases of SJS are misdiagnosed as other skin conditions, such as chicken pox. This should not… Read More »

Coconut Oil for Stretch Marks

Sudden stretching of your skin will make stretch marks to appear. You see those marks because the lower layer of your skin gets ripped due to that stretch of the skin – the scarring takes place in your dermis layer. Since the scarring is a bit deeper, no cream is going to heal the issue… Read More »

How to Prevent Blackheads

When the skin becomes too dirty, the pores may be clogged with bacteria, oils and dead skin cells, leading to the development of blackheads which look like small black dots and are mostly found on the face. This can happen to anyone at any age, but those in their teenage years are more prone to… Read More »

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

SCC or Squamous Cell Carcinoma refers to the growth of abnormal cells in the squamous cells, which make up the epidermis (upper skin layers). In most cases, SCC will appear as open sores, scaly red patches, and raised growths with a depression at the center, warts that bleed, or crust. Squamous cell carcinoma is viewed… Read More »

Erysipelas vs. Cellulitis

Erysipelas and cellulitis are skin infections that develop as a result of bacterial entry through breaches in the skin, and even a medical professional finds it difficult to determine the differences of erysipelas vs. cellulitis. Erysipelas is a slight infection involving the skin and upper subcutaneous tissues, whereas cellulitis is a non-contagious infection of the… Read More »

Causes and Treatments of Hyperpigmentation Around Mouth

Dark pigmentation around mouth surely is an uncomfortable condition, especially if you’re a woman and it makes you appear as if you have a mustache. And sometimes even a concealer cannot hide it. In this condition, you might want to consider taking different methods that actually work to deal with this problem. Causes of Hyperpigmentation Around Mouth… Read More »

How to Remove Spots from Face: Natural and Medical Ways

Most spots located in the face, excluding those we were born with, are due to an excess of sun exposure without any kind of protection. Other common causes include diseases, certain medications or skin products, pregnancy and stress. If you feel uncomfortable with having them, there are many natural remedies you can try. However, if… Read More »