Conditions & Treatments
Skin allergy or allergic contact dermatitis is a body's response to a certain substance, usually resulting in a rash, anywhere from an hour to a week after exposure. What defines the allergy is that it usually happens with a substance not usually associated with a harsh compound.
Psoriasis is a common skin condition affecting up to 1/50 people, and it affects men and women equally. It expresses variably among patients, but the most common type, plaque psoriasis, consists of raised lesions covered with a variable amount of silvery scales most commonly seen on the elbows, knees, scalp, and trunk.
Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, and gradually form around where the skin bunches up when we smile, frown, and laugh. Lifestyle factors can also contribute, for example whether you smoke, your level of sun exposure, and your sleeping position.
Moles, medically known as 'nevi', are made up of a particular type of cell, and the name is used to distinguish them from other, similar appearing fleshy growths. Everybody develops moles during their lives, although in varying amounts — most people have at least 10, and some people have 40 or more.