Acne is the most frequent skin condition in the United States. Read More

Anatomy of the Skin

Skin. It is the largest organ on the human body. It creates a protective layer against heat, light, the environment, injury and infection. Read More


Also known as skin abscesses, boils form as a result of a cut or break in the skin, which leads to a bacterial infection. Read More

Drug Eruption Database

Modern Dermatology has access to an easy-to-use online database that allows us to search the profiles of thousands of generic and trade name drugs and… Read More

Erysipelas Skin Infection

Erysipelas is a particular type of skin infection (cellulitis) that is characterized by blisters; skin that is red, swollen, warm and/or painful to the touch;… Read More

Folliculitis Inflammation

Folliculitis is an inflammation of one or more hair follicles. It appears as a rash or white-headed pimples or pustules near a hair follicle. Read More

Head Lice

Head lice are small parasitic insects that thrive in human hair by feeding on tiny amounts of blood from the scalp. Read More

Herpes Simplex Virus

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 is the most common form of herpes that affects most people at least once during childhood. Read More

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Considered a severe form of acne, hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin inflammation that usually occurs deep in the skin in areas of the body… Read More

Hives (Urticaria)

Hives are characterized as itchy red, raised welts (also known as wheals) on the skin’s surface that can spread or join together and form larger… Read More


Impetigo is a common skin infection usually found in children and infants. Read More


Intertrigo is a skin inflammation or rash that occurs in warm, moist folds of the body where two skin surfaces chafe against each other. Read More

Keratosis Pilaris

Also known as follicular keratosis, Keratosis Pilaris is a hereditary skin disorder that causes goosebump-like lesions on the back of the arms, thighs or buttocks.… Read More

Lichen Simplex Chronicus

Also known as neurodermatitis or scratch dermatitis, this condition is caused by a chronic cycle of scratching and itching an area of skin that becomes… Read More

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial illness and inflammatory disease that spreads through tick bites. Read More

Pregnancy-Related Skin Conditions

Although less common, there are a few skin conditions related to pregnancy: PUPPP (Pruritic Uticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy) This condition occurs in roughly… Read More


Psoriasis is a skin condition that creates red patches of skin with white, flaky scales. Read More


“Rash” is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. Read More


Scabies is a harmless but very itchy and highly contagious skin condition caused by mites that burrow into the skin and lay eggs. Read More


Roughly 300,000 people in the United States suffer from scleroderma. This chronic connective tissue disease results from an over-production of collagen in the skin and… Read More

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

Shingles derives from the same virus that causes chicken pox. After having chicken pox, the virus lies dormant in nerve tissue underneath the skin. Read More

Sun Safety

Because of the ultraviolet radiation it emits, the sun is inherently dangerous to human skin and sun safety is more important than you may think.… Read More

Tanning Beds/Tanning Booths

According to the American Academy of Dermatology and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds, booths and sun lamps… Read More


Tattoos are created by injecting ink into the dermis (the second layer of skin) to incorporate a form of skin decoration. Read More


Warts are small, harmless growths that appear most frequently on the hands and feet. Read More


Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. They occur most frequently in areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, back of the hands and forearms. Read More