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Ringworm (Tinea Versicolor)

Ringworm or scientifically known as Tinea versicolor is a type of skin infection caused by fungi from the genus Malassezia spp. Ringworm infection usually occur in the tropics and sub ??- tropics countries and can be seen not only in humans but also in animals. Ringworm causes crusted rash and …

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Causes of acne

What is acne? Acne is a skin condition where spots or bumps appear on the skin surface. This problem occurs when skin pores get clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Acne can be categorized from normal to severe.  Acne vulgaris including blackheads, white spots, papule, lymph and ‘cyst’ are …

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Cosmetic Contact Dermatitis

Introduction According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “cosmetic” means (1) articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering the appearance, and (2) articles intended for use …

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Irritant Contact Dermatitis

Introduction Allergic dermatitis is a form of exogenous dermatitis or eczema. Allergic dermatitis is divided to irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. As in allergic contact dermatitis, irritant dermatitis is also an itchy skin condition which occurs when the skin is in contact with irritants. The eczema is often …

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Nickel Contact Dermatitis

Introduction Nickel allergy is one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis. Nickel is usually found in metal product. Nickel allergy may develop after repeated or prolonged exposure to items containing nickel. The dermatitis (eczema) develops in areas where nickel-containing metal touches the skin. The affected areas become …

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