Sunburn

Sunburn Skin Conditions Sunburn is damage to the skin caused by ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun or tanning beds. Sunburn may occur on cloudy days and even in colder temperatures when UV light reflects off snow and water. Most sunburns are first-degree burns, which...

Scabies

Scabies Skin Conditions Scabies mites are tiny insects that dig tunnels under the skin and lay eggs, leaving small raised bumps that can itch intensely. They are usually found on the wrists and ankles or between the fingers and toes; they can also affect the groin...

Poison Oak / Ivy / Sumac

Poison Oak / Ivy / Sumac Skin Conditions In the United States, poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac are some of the leading causes of rashes. The rash is an allergic contact dermatitis triggered by an irritant oil from the plant. It occurs after contact with the...

Lice

Lice Skin Conditions Lice are tiny, white, wingless insects. Head lice live in the hair of the head, body lice live on clothing, and pubic lice (also called crabs) live in the groin and underarms. Lice lay eggs called nits that stick to the hair very close to the...

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toenails Skin Conditions When a toenail is ingrown, the side of the nail grows down and into the skin, causing swelling, redness, and pain. The major cause of an ingrown nail is improperly cut nails or shoes that are too tight. Prevention Trim the nails...

Hives

Hives Skin Conditions Hives, also called urticaria, are itchy, red raised welts. They range in size, can disappear and reappear at random, and usually last from a few minutes up to a few days. In rare cases they may become chronic. Hives are not contagious. They are...