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Category: Skin Diseases

Shingles: what is it?

The zoster manifests as rash pain along with a nerve or nerve ganglia. These rashes occur as a result of the reactivation of the virus that causes chickenpox, varicella-zoster virus (VZV). Shingles most often affect the chest or face, but all parts of the body can be affected. Sometimes the pain caused by shingles persists for months or even years after the rash is healed: this pain is […]


The vitiligo is a skin condition characterized by the appearance of white spots on the feet, hands, face, lips, or any other body part. These spots are caused by a “depigmentation”, that is to say, the disappearance of melanocytes, the cells responsible for the color of the skin (pigmentation). The depigmentation may be more or less important, and the white spots, […]

The aging of the skin


We would like to continue to look as young as we feel “inside”, but the deadline is inevitable: over time, the skin cells are renewed more slowly (causing a thickening of the epidermis to causes dead cells that accumulate); collagen fibers deteriorate in the dermis; the sebaceous and sweat glands atrophy (reducing hydration); and gravity attracts the soft […]

The vulgar and plantar warts


The warts are small rough protuberances benign, well-defined, which form in the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin). They are usually a few millimeters in diameter but may be larger. They result from an infection caused by a human papillomavirus (HPV) virus and can be contagious. They are most often painless and do not necessarily require treatment. Children and adolescents are the most likely to be affected. […]

Stretch marks what is it?

Stretch marks are areas of skin where the deep dermis, located between the epidermis and the hypodermis, tears spontaneously. When they appear, they have the form of streaks resembling long, purplish-red scars, and are inflammatory. They fade over time to become white and pearly, almost the same color as the skin. Stretch marks are mainly on the stomach, […]

Vascularity: what is it?

Vasculitis is inflammation of the vessel walls leading to an alteration of the vascular wall. They are still called vasculitis or angiitis. Vasculitis is distinguished from large, medium and small vessels: big ships: aorta and its branches small vessels: capillaries medium vessels: intermediate vessels Vasculitis of large vessels Horton’s disease The cause of Horton’s disease is […]


Definition of chickenpox The chicken pox is a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), transmitted through direct contact with the blisters of an infected person or through the respiratory tract. It causes epidemics, which in temperate countries generally occur in late winter and early spring. The contagious period starts 24 to 48 hours before the first pimples appear […]

Urticaria: recognize an attack of urticaria

Definition of urticaria Urticaria is a rash that is characterized by itching and the appearance of raised red patches (“papules”), which resemble stinging nettles (the word urticaria comes from the Latin urtica, which means nettle). Urticaria is a symptom rather than a disease, and its causes are multiple. We distinguish: acute urticaria, which is manifested by one or […]

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