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2013-06-09 21:22:36
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  1. What is Acne Rosacea?
    It is a skin problem which is chronic and involves the inflammation of nose, forehead, chin, eyelids or cheeks. It can develop as swelling, major blood vessels which are spider-like, as well as eruptions of the skin similar to acne.
  2. What is an Abdominal hernia?
    An abdominal hernia occurs when a part of an organ or tissue in the abdomen – such as the intestines or the stomach – projects out of the wall of the natural cavity which contains it. Hernias can be present as congenital defects but can also occur later on in life due to weaknesses in the muscle or fascia that physically encase the organs. Hernias can occur in other areas of the body but abdominal hernias are the most common type.
  3. What is Aphthous Stomatitis?
    This is a disease that causes ulcers which are small to develop in the mouth normally inside the lips, on the tongue or on the cheeks. This condition is also known as “canker sores”.
  4. What is Actinic Keratosis?
    Actinic keratosis are lesions of the skin which show up as scaly, rough patches often on the ears, lips, back of hands, scalp, forearms, neck as well as face. They are caused frequently by exposure to UV or ultraviolent rays which is concentrated and normally comes from exposure to sun.
  5. What is Alopecia Areata?
    A condition that causes hair loss which affects the scalp is known as alopecia areata. But in some cases, it can sometimes affect hair loss in other areas. This loss of hair is very rapid and normally involves 1 side of the head more additionally than the other side.
  6. What is athlete’s foot?
    It is a type of fungal infection which grows in the areas which are moist between the toes and often on other area of the feet. Athlete’s foot normally causes stinging, itching as well as burning
  7. What is a Stress rash?
    A stress rash is a skin condition that appears as a response to undergoing mental or emotional stress. The relationship between the skin and the nervous stress people experience is at first puzzling, but biologically, the rash occurs in reaction to the various stimuli sent out by the nervous system when a person is subjected to a certain level of psychological stress. The rashes emerge as red and elevated areas on the skin, and can tend to aggravate and persist when the person fails to recover from or pacify the stress he is going through
  8. What is a Sweat rash?
    A sweat rash is a fungal infection on the skin that results from the presence of trapped moisture in the sweat ducts. The skin condition is more prevalent during hot climates such as in the summer season, and is more common in tropical countries that experience extreme heat and humidity. Toddlers and young children are more susceptible to the condition because of their underdeveloped sweat glands. A sweat rash is not a serious type of condition and is self-limiting in nature.
  9. What is a Maculopapular Rash?
    A maculopapular rash is a skin disease marked by the presence of a raised bump on top of a flat and reddened spot on the skin. The term “maculopapular” is derived from the presence of both macules and papules on the skin, the former characterized as flat and erythematous and the latter as small and elevated. The rash is a common manifestation in a number of illnesses such as measles and scarlet fever, and can also occur as an allergic reaction to drugs like amoxicillin and chemotherapeutic medications.
  10. What is a Lupus Rash?
    The lupus rash is a skin condition associated with the presence of the autoimmune disease called Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). As an autoimmune disease, SLE does not usually present itself with a predictable set of symptoms in each of the patients suffering from it, but its distinctive rash remains as a consistent sign in most SLE patients. The lupus rash appears on areas of the skin which receives the most exposure to sunlight, such as on the face. It is also known as a “butterfly rash” for the shape it assumes as it is spread horizontally across the patient’s cheeks and nose.
  11. What is a Viral Rash?
    A viral rash is any type of skin rash brought about by the presence of an underlying viral infection. Viral rashes are normally erythematous rashes, which means they are red and inflamed. Usually, viral rashes are not serious or life-threatening, although they can be frustrating and itchy. Certain viral illnesses such as chickenpox and measles include the presence of these rashes as a symptom but most viral rashes non-specific. Most viral rashes can have a sudden onset and are accompanied by other symptoms such as fever and pains, but then resolve on their own after some time.
  12. What is a Shingles Rash?
    The shingles rash is a skin condition caused by a viral infection. The virus that causes shingles is the exact same one that causes chickenpox, called the varicella zoster virus. Otherwise known as “herpes zoster”, the shingles virus is one that remains dormant after a person contracts and recovers from chickenpox. It is reactivated when the person experiences certain types of stressors or immune deficiencies, setting off the shingles disease. This results in the rash which is known for following a particular pattern, such as appearing as a streak of rashes along one side of the torso
  13. What is a Lyme Disease Rash?
    Lyme disease rash is a condition on the skin caused by a bacterial infection carried by deer ticks. The bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi reaches and infects humans through transmission from tick bites. Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness and is more likely to be transmitted to people living in grassy and wooded areas where the carrier ticks dwell. If left untreated however, symptoms can progress from simple classic signs of infection and inflammation to systemic affectation involving the heart and the central nervous system.
  14. What is Prickly Heat Rash?
    (Heat Rash)
    Prickly heat rash is disorder on the skin caused by the obstruction of sweat glands. The condition is marked by the presence of small red rashes or blisters on the skin. Prickly heat, or miliaria rubra as it is called medically, is more common during hot seasons when people produce excessive sweat due to increased weather temperatures. It earned its name because of the characteristic itching or “prickly” sensation felt due to the rashes.
  15. What is a Poison Oak/Ivy Rash?
    A poison oak rash is the blistering irritation of the skin due to direct contact with the sap of poison oak plants. The allergic reaction is caused by the presence of the compound “urushiol”, an oil found in poison oak’s stems, roots, leaves, and berries. Surfaces of the skin that come into contact with the urushiol develop rashes or inflammations because of the toxin. An estimated percentage of about 15% – 30% of people will not experience an allergy to poison oak, but can eventually grow sensitized to the urushiol if frequent or repeated contact is made.
  16. What is a Scabies Rash?
    A scabies rash is an itchy infection of the skin caused by the microscopic parasite called Sarcoptes scabiei. The parasitic mite tunnels through the surface of the skin and nestles itself into the underlying layers of its victim, causing irritation and setting off an allergic reaction. Scabies is also known as the seven-year itch and the disease can be transmitted through prolonged direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person.
  17. What is a Tomato Allergy Rash?
    A tomato allergy rash is the development of rashes on the skin due to an intolerance or hypersensitivity to tomatoes. Tomatoes are actually a very common allergen for people and reactions can occur upon direct skin contact or upon ingestion of any food that contains tomatoes as ingredients. Most individuals who experience the symptoms are children who are 5 years old or less, but adults can also have the allergic reaction.
  18. What is a Chiggers Rash?
    Chiggers rashes, also known as Trombiculosis, are inflammatory reactions on the skin caused by the bite of trombiculid mites or “chiggers”. Chiggers are tiny mites that are actually the precursory larval forms of adult arachnids. Their bites are most commonly received when staying in grassy areas such as forests, fields, or parks which are the main habitat of these tiny organisms because they dwell on grass tips, feeding on vegetation. Their bites leave small red marks on the skin that can be intensely itchy.
  19. What is a Malar Rash?
    A malar rash is a distinct skin condition that mainly affects the face. The rash appears across the face and may be indicative of an underlying disease such as lupus, rosacea, or lyme disease. The rash is distinguished through the characteristic butterfly shape it assumes as it is spread across the face, covering the cheeks and going across the bridge of the nose, thereby earning it its other name as the “butterfly rash”. It appears in patients who deal with conditions that involve the disruption of the cells on the skin
  20. What is a Strep Throat Rash?
    A strep throat rash is the characteristic rash that occurs along with a bacterial streptococcal infection. The infection is caused by the infestation of group A streptococcus bacteria. Strep throat is otherwise known as “Scarlet Fever”, earning its name for the distinctive rashes that occur over the body of the patient; hence the rashes are also called “scarlatina”. The rash does not always appear in all patients dealing with the scarlet fever disease, but it is treated as a cardinal sign of the presence of the illness.
  21. What is a Sun rash?
    A sun rash is the dermatologic condition that occurs due to an increased sensitivity to the sun’s rays. An abnormally heightened inflammatory response to being exposed to direct sunlight can be brought about by a number of causes, including medications, exposure to certain chemicals, and a natural sensitivity to sunlight during sudden changes in climate. Sun rashes are self-limiting and are not a serious condition, however, infections are a potential complication that should be avoided especially if the patient persistently scratches and could injure the affected skin.
  22. What are Skin Tags?
    Cutaneous tags of skin are very small, normally harmless or benign growths of skin.
  23. What is Dyshidrosis?
    Dyshidrosis is a dermatologic condition characterized by the presence of tiny fluid-filled blisters occurring on the hands or feet. The condition is otherwise known as dyshidrotic eczema or pompholyx. Dyshidrosis is not at all contagious nor life-threatening but the patient can become prone to developing infections if the dermatosis is left untreated.
  24. What is conjunctivitis?
    Conjunctivitis is commonly known as pink eye and is an infection or inflammation of the membrane which is transparent and lines part of the eyeball as well as the eyelid.  Inflammation occurs when the small blood vessels in the membrane become more outstanding.  This is the reason for red or pink cast to the whites of the eyes.
  25. What are Bed Sores?
    Bedsores also known as pressure ulcers or sores are damaged skin areas as well as tissue that occur when pressure is continual cutting off the circulation to parts of the body which are susceptible. The areas tend to be the skin on heels, hips and buttocks. With no blood flow that is ample these affected tissue areas die.
  26. What is Nummular Eczema?
    Nummular eczema is a disorder which is allergy-related and consists of coin-shaped patches or spots appearing on the skin and are very itchy
  27. What is a Chilblain?
    A chilblain, otherwise known as perniosis, is a painful medical condition affecting the small blood vessels characterized by ulcers on extremities that occur only when a prone individual is subjected to sudden warming from cold temperature. As the extremities are exposed to cold environment, the capillary beds are damaged leading to the appearance of small red itchy patches which turn into purple in due course, swelling and blistering especially on the toes, fingers, nose and ears. But initially, the affected individual will experience burning and itching on the areas.
  28. What is Eye Stye?
    A stye is an acute condition of the secretory glands in the eyelid which is characterized by a small, red, painful bump at the base of an eyelash which is caused by Staphylococcal bacteria. This bump may get larger and a white or yellow center develops. Because of eye irritation, there is excessive watering in the affected eye. A patient experiences a gritty feeling that there is something in the eye.
  29. What is ringworm?
    Ringworm on the body is only 1 of many types of ringworm which is a fungal infection that begins on the top layer of the skin.  It is typified with a red, itchy, circular rash together in the middle with healthy-appearing skin.  Ringworm got is name from the typified ring which can appear except it really has nothing to do with an real worm under the skin.
  30. What are cold sores?
    Cold sores which are also known as fever blisters are small blisters in groups that develop around the mouth as well as the lips. Skin surround these blisters are often sore, red and swollen. These blisters can often break open, ooze a fluid which is clear and then form a scab. Normally they heal after a few days to a couple of weeks.
  31. What is gingivitis?
    Gingivitis is a mild form of periodontal or gum disease and is quite common.  Gingivitis can cause inflammation or swelling of the gums.  Since gingivitis is mild, it is easy not to know that the disease is developing.  But gingivitis should be taking very critically as the sooner treatment is started the better able it is to evade more serious diseases of the gums.
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  34. acne rosacea
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  41. canker sore
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