Dermatology

Cold Sores

There are two types of HSV. Type 1 usually causes oral herpes, or cold sores. Type 1 herpes virus infects more than half of the U.S. population by the time they reach their 20s. Type 2 usually affects the genital area.

Dermatitis

It is a chronic disease characterized by dry, itchy skin that can lead to redness, swelling, cracking, or weep clear fluid when scratched. People with eczema also may be particularly susceptible to bacterial, viral, and fungal skin infections. Affects an estimated 30 percent of the U.S. population, mostly children and adolescents.  People who live in cities and dry climates may be more likely to get this disease.

Fungal Infections

Most fungi are not dangerous, but some types can be harmful to health, and people with deficient immune systems are more vulnerable to symptomatic infection.  T Fungal skin infections affect an estimated 29 million people nationwide. Since fungi reproduce through tiny spores in the air, fungal infections often start in the lungs or on the skin.  Fungi can be difficult to kill. For skin and nail infections, you can apply medicine directly to the infected area. Oral antifungal medicines are also available for serious infections. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/fungal-findings https://www.niaid.nih.gov/clinical-trials/fungal-disease-studies https://medlineplus.gov/fungalinfections.html

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Vitiligo

It can also affect your eyes, mouth, and nose. It occurs when the cells that give your skin its color are destroyed. No one knows what destroys them. It is more common in people with autoimmune diseases, and it might run in families. It usually starts before age 40. The white patches are more common where your skin is exposed to the sun. In some cases, the patches spread. Vitiligo can cause your hair to gray early. If you have dark skin, you may lose color inside your mouth. Using sunscreen will help protect your skin, and cosmetics can cover up the patches. Treatments for vitiligo include medicines, light therapy, and surgery. Not every treatment is right for everyone. Many have side effects. Some take a long time. Some do not always work.

Warts

Most of the time they are harmless. They are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). Some types of warts are spread through sex. Certain warts have an increased risk of cancer. Your health care provider can discuss this with you. Warts may affect your appearance and can be embarrassing. Warts may itch or hurt (especially when they are on the feet).

Hives

An allergic reaction to a drug or food usually causes them. Allergic reactions cause your body to release chemicals that can make your skin swell up in hives. People who have other allergies are more likely to get hives than other people. Other causes include infections and stress. Hives are very common. They usually go away on their own, but if you have a serious case, you might need medicine or a shot. In rare cases, hives can cause a dangerous swelling in your airways, making it hard to breathe - which is a medical emergency.

Squamous Cell Cancer

The American Cancer Society recommends that a provider examines your skin every year if you are older than 40 and every 3 years if you are 20 to 40 years old. You should also examine your own skin once a month. If you have had skin cancer, you should have regular checkups so that a doctor can examine your skin. You should also check your own skin once a month. Use a hand mirror for hard-to-see places. Call your doctor if you notice anything unusual. The best way to prevent skin cancer is to reduce your exposure to sunlight.