The small bumps that develop just beneath the skin on the face, neck, trunk and sometimes the genital area are called epidermoid cysts, which are painless and slow-growing. Even though epidermoid cysts are usually referred to as sebaceous cysts, however, real sebaceous cysts are much less common than epidermoid cysts.
Epidermoid cysts are surgically removed when they rupture, become infected, or if they’re a cosmetic ... more
Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition characterized by itching and peeling of the skin on the scalp. Even though dandruff is neither catching nor serious, but sometimes it could be difficult to treat and it may pose serious difficulty and embarrassment to some people.
The good thing is that dandruff is controllable. Mild cases need nothing but daily shampooing with a gentle cleanser. However, medical shampoos will ... more
The infection of the breast tissue that causes swelling, pain and redness of the breast is called mastitis. Although in rare circumstances mastitis can occur outside of lactation, but this condition most commonly affects women who are breast-feeding.
Within the first six weeks after birth (postpartum), mastitis often occurs, however, it can happen later during breast-feeding. Making it difficult to care for the baby, the ... more
Also called allergic rhinitis, hay fever causes cold-like symptoms including congestion, sinus pressure, sneezing and a runny nose. However, hay fever is caused by an allergic response to indoor or outdoor airborne allergens such as pollen, dust mites or pet dander, while a cold is caused by a virus. For some people, hay fever could get worse at certain times of the year, mostly in the spring, summer or fall. Other people have hay fever ... more
Also called erythema infectiosum or slapped-cheek disease because of the facial rash that looks like slap marks parvovirus infection is commonly called fifth disease, because it was the fifth in a group of diseases that have similar rashes affecting children. These five diseases are measles, rubella, scarlet fever, Dukes' disease and parvovirus infection.
Regardless of the name, this disease is still infecting children ... more
If a person has anemia, they probably feel tired a lot due to the deficiency of red blood cells that carry oxygen to the tissues.
Anemia can be temporary or long term, and it can be mild or severe. There are many kinds of anemia, each with its own cause.
Anemia might be a sign of serious illnesses, so the doctor should be consulted in case a person suspects that they have anemia.
Some types of anemia could be prevented by eating a ... more