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  1. Diagnosing Skin Problems

    WebMD explains the tests used to diagnose skin problems.

  2. Skin Conditions and Acne

    WebMD explains the treatment options for acne.

  3. Cosmetic Procedures, Birthmarks, and Other Abnormal Skin Pigmentation

    WebMD explains types of birthmarks and other common skin pigmentation disorders, including symptoms and procedures to correct them.

  4. Ingrown Hair

    WebMD explains the causes and treatment of ingrown hair, along with tips for prevention.

  5. Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

    WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of varicose veins and spider veins.

  6. Verruca Vulgaris

    Verruca vulgaris. The common wart is a benign growth caused by localized infection with one of the many types of human papillomavirus. These small DNA viruses are part of the papovavirus group. Warts are especially common among children and adolescents and may occur on any mucocutaneous surface. The hands are a particularly frequent location. The typical wart is a roughsurfaced nodule that may be either lighter or darker than the surrounding skin.

  7. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    Systemic lupus erythematosus. Erythematous, edematous plaques in a "butterfly distribution on the face" on the face.

  8. Spitz Nevus

    Spitz nevus. A 1-cm raised red dome-shaped nodule that suddenly appeared on the shoulder of a child.

  9. Salmon Patch on Newborn

    Salmon patch on the glabella of a newborn.

  10. Trachyonychia

    Trachyonychia (twenty nail dystrophy of childhood). Any skin disease that affects the nail matrix may result in an abnormal nail plate. There are children, though, who only manifest dystrophy of the nail without any other cutaneous lesions, a condition that has been termed twenty nail dystrophy of childhood. The nails have a rough, sandpaper-like quality as well as longitudinal ridging and occasional splitting at the distal nail edge. Similar nail changes can be seen in lichen planus and alopecia areata. In many patients the condition spontaneously regresses.

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