Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis is a response of the skin to the hormonal changes that happen just before menses. This rare disorder is characterised by recurrent skin manifestations such as rashes, which generally subsides shortly after menstruation.
The armpit is a prime spot for irritation. Armpit rashes can be bumpy and red or scaly and white. This can be caused by many things, but fortunately, there are treatments that can address them. But first, the cause of the rash should be determined because that will make it
Allergic conjunctivitis or pink eye, occurs when a person’s eyes come into contact with an allergen, or a substance that causes the immune system to overreact. Once it does, the body releases histamine and other substances through mast cells, causing the blood vessels to dilate or expand. This irritates the
Eczema herpeticum (EH) is a painful blistering rash that is caused by the herpes simplex virus. It is more common in young children, and particularly in individuals who have atopic dermatitis. Because people with atopic dermatitis have dry and sensitive skin, they are at a greater risk for developing EH.
Scrotal dermatitis is characterized by severe itching, erythema, scaling and lichenification of the scrotal skin. Simply put, it is a skin condition that could be the cause of genital itching in males. Scrotal eczema can sometimes be mistaken for other skin conditions, including fungal (yeast) infections or jock itch. What
Brachioradial pruritus or BRP, is a form of chronic localized neuropathic itch that affects the dorsolateral aspect of the forearms, meaning it affects the skin between your shoulder to the forearm. BRP is named after the brachioradial muscle that runs between the two joints. Symptoms BRP symptoms include tingling, burning,
A maculopapular rash usually occurs at a large area on the body, and is usually red and has small, confluent bumps. The sandpapery rash of scarlet fever, or scarletina, is the classic example of a maculopapular rash. The most distinctive feature of the rash is the pattern of macules or
Spongiotic dermatitis is generally considered as a form of acute eczema. It is a condition that makes the skin itchy and cracked. While this form of dermatitis is often painful, it is relatively easy to prevent and treat. Symptoms Some of the symptoms of spongiotic dermatitis include: Dry and scaly
Lanolin allergy is an allergic reaction to moisturizers, sunscreens, shampoos, lipsticks, makeup removers, ointments and any other product that contains wool alcohol, which is the principle component of lanolin. Lanolin, due to its moisturizing aspect, is often used to treat breastfeeding women’s nipples and a number of women are now
A balsam is an aromatic resinous substance that comes from various trees and shrubs, which pharmaceutical companies and cosmetic companies use as a base for certain medicines and cosmetic products. Balsam of Peru is a balsam that comes from the Myroxylon tree, which grows in South and Central America. Balsam