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1.  First Degree Burn
A first-degree burn (also called a superficial burn or wound) is an injury that affects the first layer of your skin. First-degree burns are one of the mildest forms of skin injuries, and they usually do not requir...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Skin redness
  • Arm pain
  • Swelling
  • Pain
2.  Carbuncle
A carbuncle is an infection of the skin that may be filled with pus. The infection usually occurs deep within your skin and involves your hair follicles. It is also called a staph skin infection. Carbunculosis is th...
Symptoms:
  • Skin redness
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Skin lesion
3.  What You Should Know About Decubitus Ulcers
A decubitus ulcer, also called a pressure sore or bed sore, is an open wound on your skin. Pressure sores often occur on the skin covering bony areas. The most common places for a pressure sore to appear includes you...
Symptoms:
  • Skin redness
  • Blisters
  • Wound of skin
  • Swelling of skin
  • Eschar
4.  Allergic Eczema
When your body comes in contact with something that could make you ill, your immune system promotes chemical changes to help your body ward off disease. You are exposed to thousands of substances each day, and most wil...
Symptoms:
  • Skin redness
  • Raised skin bump
  • Rash scaly
  • Itching
  • Papule
5.  Contact Dermatitis
Contact dermatitis is a condition that makes skin red or inflamed after contact with a particular substance. Contact dermatitis is either the result of an allergen or an irritant. Allergic dermatitis usually appear...
Symptoms:
  • Skin redness
  • Increased skin pigmentation
  • Stinging of skin
  • Perianal rash
  • Itchy scalp
6.  Stasis Dermatitis And Ulcers
Stasis dermatitis is skin inflammation caused by blood pooling in the veins in your legs. Pooling of blood in the veins of the legs is called venous insufficiency or venous stasis.Venous pooling causes the pressur...
Symptoms:
  • Skin redness
  • Increased skin pigmentation
  • Perianal rash
  • Back rash
  • Leg pain
7.  Dermatitis
If you've ever been out hiking in the woods, you probably know to avoid certain plants: poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac, for example. They're all off-limits, unless, of course, you want to suffer from ...
Symptoms:
  • Skin redness
  • Increased skin pigmentation
  • On examination - serous bullae
  • Swelling of skin
  • Itching
8.  Eczema
Eczema is a common skin condition hallmarked by itchy and inflamed patches of skin, particularly on faces in infants, as well as inside the elbow and behind the knees of children, teenagers, and adults. Also commonl...
Symptoms:
  • Skin redness
  • Nipple itching
  • Rash scaly
  • Lichenification of skin
  • Blanching of skin
9.  Diaper Rash
Diaper rashes are common, and most cases can be treated at home. Some severe and recurrent cases require more advanced medical care.
Symptoms:
  • Skin redness
  • Anal itching
  • Perianal rash
  • Diaper rash
  • Itching
10.  Drug Allergy Overview
Drug allergies are overblown responses of the immune system to prescription or over-the-counter drugs that aren't typically harmful. Learn more about symptoms, causes and treatments for allergic reactions to drugs.
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Skin redness
  • Irritable mood
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart rate altered
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