Diseases and Conditions

Diseases and Conditions
subungual melanoma

Subungual Melanoma

What is Subungual Melanoma? Subungual melanoma is a certain known kind of melanoma that infects the skin under the nail bed, it is more commonly...
erythema migrans

Erythema Migrans

What is Erythema Migrans? Erythema migrans is a rash that appears in the early stages of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is transmitted through tick bites,...
xerophthalmia

Xerophthalmia

What is Xerophthalmia? Xerophthalmia is a medical condition in which the eye film is reduced and the eye is incapable of producing tears. This appears...
hidradenitis suppurativa

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa? Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin condition, having as main characteristic lumps of different sizes under the skin. Also known as...
myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia Gravis

What is Myasthenia Gravis? This is a degenerative neuromuscular disease which affects mostly your voluntary muscles and the nerves that control these muscles. These are...
tardive dyskinesia

Tardive Dyskinesia

What is Tardive Dyskinesia? This is an involuntary neurological movement disorder and is a medical term for delayed abnormal movement. It is most commonly found...
cholelithiasis

Cholelithiasis

What is Cholelithiasis? This is the medical terminology for hard deposits that can form in the gallbladder and are better known as gallstones. These gallstones...
duodenitis pictures

Duodenitis

What is Duodenitis? It is an irritation and inflammation that occurs in the lining in the beginning of the small intestine, which is called the...
macrocytosis

Macrocytosis

What is Macrocytosis? This is a medical term that is used to describe larger than normal or insufficient red blood cells. It is also known...
temporal arteritis

Temporal Arteritis

What is Temporal Arteritis? This is a serious disorder that causes damage and chronic inflammation of your medium and large arteries of your head. These...
bell's palsy

Bell’s Palsy

What is Bell's Palsy? It is a form of temporary facial paralysis that can affect any one of any age, sex, or gender but is...
gigantism

Gigantism

What is Gigantism? Gigantism is an extremely rare condition. It usually occurs during a person’s childhood but can happen during late adolescence when there is...
canavan disease

Canavan disease

What is Canavan disease? Canavan is a neurological genetic disorder. It is a cerebral degenerative disease that is very common. This disease belongs to a...
muscular dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy

What is Muscular Dystrophy? This disease will cause the muscle fibers in your body to weaken and begin to break down making your muscles susceptible...
geographic tongue

Geographic Tongue

What is Geographic Tongue? This is a medical condition, not an infection or disease, which creates inflammation and red or pink patches on the sides...
yellow fever

Yellow Fever

What is Yellow Fever? It is an acute viral hemorrhagic infection and has been traced back as far as four hundred years ago. It was...
papilledema

Papilledema

What is Papilledema? This is a medical condition where the head of the optic nerves, referred to as the optic disc, becomes inflamed. The optic...
milia

Milia

What are Milia? Milia are the plural for the word milium and have been referred to as an oil seed or milk spot. It is...
bullous pemphigoid

Bullous Pemphigoid

What is Bullous Pemphigoid? This is a rare skin condition and is usually found in the areas of your skin that flex such as your...
grave’s disease

Graves Disease

What is Graves Disease? It is a condition that happens because of an excess secretion of thyroxin produced by your thyroid gland. It is considered...
herpetic whitlow

Herpetic Whitlow

What is Herpetic Whitlow? This condition will normally develop on your fingers but in rare cases it can develop on your toes and is a...
toenail fungus

Toenail Fungus

What is Toenail Fungus? Medical practitioners often refer toenail fungus as onychomycosis. However, onychomycosis would not solely mean toenail fungus but fingernail fungus as well....
pyoderma gangrenosum

Pyoderma Gangrenosum

What is Pyoderma Gangrenosum? The skin tissues become necrotized in a condition called Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG). The condition is named such because of the purulent...
nummular eczema

Nummular Eczema

What is Nummular Eczema? The formation of coin-shaped, itchy rash is called Nummular eczema. This is also otherwise known as microbial eczema, discoid eczema (owing...
erythema nodosum

Erythema Nodosum

What is Erythema Nodosum? Round, reddish bumps develop in a condition called Erythema nodosum (EN). The fatty layer of the skin is primarily affected in...
hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus

What is Hydrocephalus? There’s an accumulation of water in the brain in the condition called, hydrocephalus. This medical condition literally means “water in the brain”....
herpangina

Herpangina

What is Herpangina? Herpangina is a type of viral disease that commonly affects children especially during the hot summer season but could also be present...
neurofibromatosis

Neurofibromatosis

What is Neurofibromatosis? Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a condition that may affect nearly any part of the body but this primarily involves the nerves. Generally, there’s...
ganglion cyst wrist

Ganglion Cyst Wrist

What is Ganglion Cyst Wrist? Is there a palpable mass at the back of your hand? You could be having a ganglion cyst on your...
paronychia

Paronychia

What is Paronychia? Paronychia is a fairly common superficial infection affecting the epithelium around the nails. This can affect the nails on the fingers and...
bullous impetigo

Bullous Impetigo

What is Bullous Impetigo? Bullous Impetigo is one class of impetigo that primarily affects newborn and children who are younger than 2 years old. The...
club foot

Club Foot

What is Club foot? Clubfoot, otherwise known as talipes equinovarus, is a deformity affecting the foot and the ankle wherein it is turned inward and...
fatty liver

Fatty Liver

What is a Fatty Liver? A fatty liver can be defined as a liver being engulfed by fats. This is medically termed as Non-Alcoholic Fatty...
acanthosis nigricans

Acanthosis Nigricans

What is Acanthosis Nigricans? Acanthosis nigricans is a skin condition that usually affects the skin folds of the neck, the armpit, and the groin. They...
roseola rash

Roseola Rash

What is Roseola Rash? Roseola rash is a common viral disease that affects kids, particularly those between 6 months to 2 years old. Other names...
thyromegaly

Thyromegaly

What is Thyromegaly? Thyromegaly is better known in simple terms as goiter. This means that the thyroid gland had grown into a much bigger size...
scarlet fever

Scarlet Fever

What is Scarlet Fever? Scarlet fever is characterized by the development of a fever and the rashes that are scarlet-colored. Scarlet fever is more common...
gingivitis

Gingivitis

What is Gingivitis? Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums that surrounds the teeth. This is considered as one of the periodontal diseases that affects...
eye stye

Eye Stye

What is Eye Stye? Stye or hordeolum is an infection of the eyelid or the area at the base of the eyelashes. This condition is...
guttate psoriasis

Guttate Psoriasis

What is Guttate Psoriasis? Guttate Psoriasis literally means drop lesion. This is a type of psoriasis that looks like small, pink drops on the skin....
pancreas

Inflamed Pancreas

What is an Inflamed Pancreas? The pancreas is an essential and vital organ of the body which needs attending to when inflamed. This small organ...
leukoplakia

Leukoplakia

What is Leukoplakia? Leukoplakia is the medical term used to describe a condition in which patches of accumulations of keratin emerge on mucous membranes in...
hammer toes

Hammer Toes

What are Hammer Toes? “Hammer toes” is the term used to describe the collective physical deformity of the second, third, and fourth toe wherein they...