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Acne is an inflammatory skin disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. They are divided into two groups: non-inflammatory such as whiteheads and blackheads and inflammatory such as papules, postules, nodules, and cysts. Acne can be found on the face, underarms, groin and buttocks, and under the breasts in women. Acne can also arise after shaving or starting a medicine. Talk about your acne problem, treatments and over-the-counter products as well as prescribed medications and other cosmetic treatments on this forum.
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Skin can get infected by bacteria, viruses, fungus and parasites. Discuss topics related to bacterial infections (cellulitis, folliculitis, boils, and carbuncles, Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome); fungal infections (Candidiasis — yeast Infection, ringworm, Tinea Versicolor); viral infections (Cold Sores, Herpes Zoster — Shingles, warts) and parasitic skin infections (creeping eruption, lice, scabies). There are also many skin inflammations, including psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis. You can post topics related to skin infections and inflammations as well as other skin topics that do not belong to the other forums right here.
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Most skin growths are harmless but need to be monitored for any changes that might indicate abnormal cell division. This forum is the place to talk about non-cancerous skin growths (dermatofibromas, dermoid cyst, freckles, keloids, keratoacanthomas, lipomas, moles, seborrheic keratoses, skin tags) and pigment disorders (albinism, vitiligo, melasma, pigment loss after skin damage).
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Sunburn is caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun's rays as well as tanning lamps or welding arcs. Exposure to lesser amounts of UV causes a sun tan. Talk about tanning products, sunburn prevention and treatments, and sweating disorders such as excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and prickly heat here.
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There are many possible causes of skin itchiness and rashes. On this forum you can discuss topics like dermatitis, drug dashes, poison ivy, Erythema Nodosum, Erythema Multiforme, Granuloma Annulare and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.
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Hair plays an important role in your overall appearance, so hair disorders cause a significant amount of stress. This forum is dedicated to hair disorders such as excessive hairiness (hirsutism), hair loss including alopecia areata, ingrown beard hairs, head lice, folliculitis, boils and carbuncles, cradle cap, and seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff).