Glossary

ACNE

What is Acne? A widespread skin disease, acne is exemplified by pustules and comedones.  The condition mainly begins at puberty and the severity differs and ranges from fewer spots on the neck, back, chest and face to scarring and ultimately, a loss of self confidence. However, the condition is resolved in the early twenties even…
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ATOPIC DERMATITIS (ECZEMA)

What is Atopic Eczema? Atopic Eczema is a widespread skin condition resulting from the inflammation of the skin. Though it commence at any age though the onset is often during childhood. Being atopi, Eczema is mainly linked to allergy activity that affects the individual’s immune system. Cause of Atopic Eczema Given its complexity, Eczema is…
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BOILS

What is boils? Boil mainly refers to a skin infection that begins within the deep parts of hair follicles and is mainly caused by the staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Normally, the infection tends to spread to adjacent tissues resulting in fever and the feeling of being sick. The disease is spread through body contact with infected…
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FEMALE PATTERN HAIR LOSS OR ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA

What is Female Pattern Hair Loss? Female Pattern Hair Loss refers to a widespread kind of hair loss amongst wome wityh varying degrees of severity. Causes of Female Pattern Hair Loss Female Pattern Hair Loss is mainly as a result of both hormonal and genetic aspects. The affected person’s hair follicles have reduced diameters, and…
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HYPERHIDROSIS

What is hyperhidrosis? This implies excessive production of sweat. It may affect the entire face and body or may be localized. The brain controls sweating by sending signals to the sweat glands in the skin through the sympathetic nerves. An increase in the production of sweat is a normal response to an increase in body…
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KELOIDS

What are Keloids? Keloids mainly refer to wound scars that tend to grow and become bigger than the initial wound that caused it. Kelloids mainly develop after minor damage to the skin, are permanent and can also spread afar from the initial area of skin damage. Causes of Keloid The causes of Keloids remain unknown…
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MALE PATTERN HAIR LOSS OR ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA

What is Male Pattern Hair Loss Male Pattern Hair Loss refers to a widespread kind of hair loss amongst men and mainly affects individuals aged 50 years and above. Male Pattern Hair Loss Male Pattern Hair Loss is mainly as a result of the hormonal and genetic factors.  The dihydrotestosterone hormone (DHT) has been acknowledged…
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MELANOCYTIC NAEVI (MOLES)

What is melanocytic naevi? This refers to pigmented moles consisting of melanocytes, which are cells responsible for the production of melanin. These moles come in different colors depending on skin tones. There are more visible on pink skins. The moles often exist at the time of birth or may develop within the initial two years…
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NAIL FUNGAL INFECTIONS

What is Nails Fungal Infection? Fungal infection of the nails, also known as tinea unguium, is a condition caused by the fungus responsible for the athlete’s foot. The condition is caused by the spreading of the fungus to the nails’ keratin. Causes of nail fungal infection The nail fungal infection results from the spreading of…
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PSORIASIS

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease that is quite common, with about 2% of the global population being affected by the condition. Psoriasis affects an equal number of men and women and develops at any age. Additionally, the condition often appears and disappears in an unpredictable fashion. It is a non-infectious disease,…
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