Skin Problems and Treatments Slideshows
Non-Contagious Skin Conditions To Know
- Living Optimistically with Vitiligo
Advocates, dermatologists, and people living with vitiligo offer kernels of advice to make the journey better, less stressful, and more hopeful.
- Strategies to Manage the Itch of Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria
These easy steps can help you ease the itchy hives that come with chronic spontaneous urticaria.
- Causes of Skin Discoloration
Too much sun, certain diseases, and medication can change your skin color. Learn more about skin discoloration.
- Causes of Skin Lesions
Strange spots on your skin? Find out some of the common causes of skin lesions.
- What Your Body Odor Says About Your Health
Some breath, sweat, and urine odors can signal changes in your body. The reason could be diabetes, an infection, or something else. Here’s what you need to know.
- Guide to Seborrheic Dermatitis
Get to know the symptoms and treatments of seborrheic dermatitis, a common skin condition that often affects the scalp but can happen in other areas, too.
- What Causes Brittle Nails and How to Care for Them
Everything from aging to poor nutrition can make your nails dry, thin, and easy to break. There are also some treatments and medical conditions that can make them brittle. But you don't have to put up with the problem. The right care can make all the difference in keeping your nails healthy and strong.
- Why Do I Bruise Easily?
Everyone gets a bruise occasionally. But if it happens often, there are many reasons why that could happen.
- Collagen and Your Body: What to Know
Collagen is a protein your body makes naturally that's needed for joint health and skin health. Collagen supplements may reduce wrinkles and make skin look younger, but the science for this is still changing. Find out what you should know about collagen and supplements.
- Petroleum Jelly: Health Benefits and Uses
Petroleum jelly hit the market almost 150 years ago. It’s still a favorite of dermatologists. It can help you in ways you may not know about.
- How to Make Scars Less Visible
If you have scars that you’d rather make less noticeable, these tips may help you know what you can try yourself and what may need a doctor’s help.
- A Visual Guide to Wrinkles
Wrinkles come in all shapes and sizes. Find out more about the different types and what causes them.
- All About Aloe
You may know aloe as an ingredient in soaps and creams, but did you know it can help treat burns and certain skin conditions like dermatitis? Find out more about aloe and how to use it safely.
- Your Guide to Plant Oils
There are hundreds of essential oils on the market, with claims for helping with almost as many health issues. But do they work? Are they safe? Find out with a guide to some of the most common plant oils.
- Cellulitis: What You Need to Know
You have a fever and an area of skin that’s red, swollen, and warm. Most likely, you have a case of cellulitis. Learn how to tell for sure and what you should do.
- Life-Threatening Skin Rashes
It’s rare, but some skin rashes can be the sign of a dangerous condition that needs treatment right away. Get the facts.
- Blocked Hair Follicles: What You Can Do at Home
Try these home remedies for hidradenitis suppurativa.
- Visual Guide to Cysts
These small sacs filled with fluid, tissue, hair, or dead skin can form almost anywhere on your body. Find out more about why cysts form and what you can do about them.
- Guide to Contagious Rashes
Some skin problems come from touching another person's skin or something they touched. Here's what to watch out for and suggestions for what you can do.
- Creatures That Live on Your Body
You may try not to think about it, but the truth is there are tiny creatures living all over your body. Learn which ones are OK and which ones are not.
- A Visual Guide to Viral Rashes
Your skin breaks out in itchy rashes, painful blisters, or crusty sores. Allergies? Eczema? The answer could be a viral infection.
- Uncommon Skin Conditions
Sometimes things go wrong with your genes or your health, and that shows up in your skin. See what happens when you have these unusual problems.
- Guide to Poisonous Plants
If you’ve ever had poison ivy, you know the power of poisonous plants. Learn which plants to watch for and what to do if they make you sick.
- Surprising Reasons You're Itchy
Find out some unexpected causes of your itchiness, such as thyroid problems, cancer treatments, pregnancy, diabetes, and more.
- Weird Skin Reactions
That rash seemed to come from nowhere and wasn’t caused by the usual suspects: poison ivy, sunburn, mosquitoes, or a bee sting. WebMD is here to help you figure out the real culprit.
- A Visual Guide to Rosacea
See pictures of the different types of rosacea and find out the symptoms and treatments of a condition that can make your skin red, dry, and itchy.
- Why Are My Toenails That Color?
What can the color of your toenails tell you about your health? Watch for these shades to know if you need to talk to your doctor.
- Things That Can Go Wrong With Your Belly Button
When's the last time you checked your belly button? It gives "navel-gazing" a whole new meaning. If you see something unusual in there, you may have an infection or some other issue. Find out how to tell and what to do about it.
- Why Am I So Itchy?
Whether it’s a mosquito bite or dry skin that won’t go away, we all have an itch to scratch every now and then. Find out more about what makes you itchy and how to fix it.
- Sensitive Skin Dos and Don'ts
Got sensitive skin? Here’s what to do -- and what to avoid -- to help keep it happy.
- Weird Things That Happen to Your Skin as You Age
As you get older, your skin changes. Find out what to look for and how to treat the things that happen to your skin.
- Dos and Don'ts of Essential Oils
Essential oils like lavender and mint are popular as alternative therapies to inhale or to rub into the skin. Find out the DOs and DON’Ts of essential oils and aromatherapy.
- Visual Guide to Warts
Anywhere you have skin, from face to feet, you can get warts. Find out what kinds there are, what causes them, who gets them, and what you can do about them.
- Spider Bites: What You Need to Know
Some of them look scary, but are spiders really something to fear? Find out which ones to steer clear of and what to do if you think you’ve been bitten.
- Guide to Tick-Borne Diseases
Ticks can carry bacteria, viruses, or parasites and spread illnesses. Most bites don’t lead to disease, but if you’ve been bitten, you’ll want to keep an eye out for certain symptoms.
- All About Bunions
Bunions can cause pain and even lead to serious conditions like arthritis. Find out how to know when you may have the condition and what to do about it.
- Skin Infections: What You Should Know
Viruses, bacteria, and fungi can all cause skin infections. You can do some things to avoid them, but most of us will get an infection on our skin at some point.
- What Does Your Face Say About Your Health?
The eyes are the window to the soul -- but what about the face? It may say more than you know about the state of your health.
- Why Is My Skin So Blotchy?
What’s behind your blotchy skin? Take a look at some of the things that can cause it.
- Conditions That Affect Your Scalp
Find out more about conditions that can mess with your head -- as in the thin layer of skin that covers your skull: your scalp.
- Ways to Make Your Feet Feel Better
If your feet aren’t happy, chances are, you’re not going to be, either. Check out these ways to keep them feeling their best.
- Things That Look Scary but Aren't
Alarmed by something popping up on your body that’s clearly not supposed to be there? These pictures shows you a few strange-but-true ailments that are scary looking but -- for the most part -- nothing to worry about.
- Diseases Spread by Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are more than a nuisance. WebMD explains the latest on the dangerous diseases they can carry, from Chikungunya to Zika.
- Below the Belt: Rashes, Bumps, and Lumps
Wondering about that unusual bump or rash? WebMD shows you what's going on down there and whether it could be a genital wart or cyst, skin tag, or herpes.
- What's Under Your Skin? Bugs That Burrow
What’s under your skin? Pictures of parasites that burrow: ticks, chiggers, scabies, screwworm, and more.
- What's Eating You? Pictures of Parasites
Get the facts about common parasites and their diseases. Learn about lice, bedbugs, hookworms, ringworms, scabies, and more.
- Blisters Causes and Treatment
Blisters can result from an ill-fitting shoe, a bug bite, or a serious health problem like shingles. Find out more about what causes them and how to treat them.
- Lumps and Bumps: What’s on My Skin?
Skin lumps and bumps can pop up from time to time. Learn what’s normal and what to show a doctor.
- When Tattoos Go Bad
From rashes to infections, it’s easy for that cool tattoo to turn into an itchy, scaly mess.