Insect bites or stings are among the most frequent causes of dermatitis.
Photoprotection prevents skin damage caused by ultraviolet rays relesed by the sun. Ultraviolet rays are cause of sunburns, skin aging and, expecially in pale-skinned people, may induce skin cancer.
This disorder of facial pigmentation is frequent in young women.
Instead of being distributed evenly to create a tan, the melanin pigment produced by melanocytes, accumulates in dirty-looking patches on the forehead, cheeks or upper lip.
The jellyfish has tentacles having both offensive and defensive function, they are covered by special cells called nematocysts able to inject a stinging liquid into the prey.
Skin ulcers, which are as frequent as they are disabling, are formed when the skin is insufficiently nourished as a result of problems affecting the blood vessels; they are often painful, and sometimes difficult to treat.
Cutaneous mycoses are infections caused by fungi that have developed the capacity to feed on keratin, the principal protein in the horny layer of the skin, in the nails of the fingers and toes, and in the hair of the head and body.
Lichen planus or lichen ruber planus is a frequent form of inflammatory dermatitis characterized by the formation of numerous, violet-coloured itchy papules that may cover the entire body, although they usually first appear on the wrists.
Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder of the skin that gives raise to white patches. The white spots are due to the deactivation or disappearance of melanocytes, the melanin-producing cells, in that area.
Varicella (chickenpox) and Herpes zoster or St. Antony’s fire are caused by the Varicella zoster virus.
Psoriasis is a disorder of epidermal growth that leads to the formation of frequently inflammatory and itchy plaques of thickened skin.
Pityriasis versicolor is caused by the excessive growth of a yeast fungus that is a saprophyte of human skin: Pityrosporum orbiculare or ovale.
Gibert’s pityriasis rosea is an infectious exanthema caused by the circulation of herpetic viruses in the skin (probably herpesvirus VI-VII).
E’ una malattia genetica per cui lo strato corneo cresce in modo alterato.
Il nome deriva dall’aspetto che assume la pelle cioè simile a quella del pesce ricoperto di squame.
Skin wounds may be caused accidentally because of a trauma, or deliberately as in the case of surgery. They may be only on the surface, such as scrapes or grazes, or deeper.
Solar erythema is due to excessive exposure to sunlight (or a UV lamp), and is caused by the UVB band of the ultraviolet radiation emitted by the sun.
Desquamation is when you can see white flakes of dry skin coming of your skin.
E’ la dermatite di più frequente osservazione. Interessa gli adulti, maschi e femmine, anche se esiste una forma infantile.
E’ l’espressione cutanea dell’Atopia e si manifesta, nei soggetti atopici, in forma di cute secca, pruriginosa, eczematosa, essudante ecc. Esiste una forma infantile e una dell’adulto.