Posts Tagged ‘Skin conditions’

Genital herpes

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Pelvis conditions, Reproductive organs conditions

(Herpes, Genital; Herpes Genitalis; Herpes Simplex, Genital)

Genital herpes – Definition

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection. It causes small, painful, fluid-filled blisters. These blisters break open and leave an indented sore or ulcer. The blisters can be found on the genitals, buttocks, or thighs. However, they can also spread to other parts of the body (eg, mouth, face, or eyes).

About 16% of people aged 14-49 years have herpes simplex type 2 genital infection.

Vitiligo

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Arm conditions, Disease, Condition & Injury, Skin arm conditions, Skin conditions, Skin conditions on legs

Vitiligo – Definition

Vitiligo is a disorder in which white patches develop on the skin. The patches may also appear in the hair, eyes, and mouth. They may appear on any part of the body.

Vitiligo – Causes

The white patches are due to the destruction of melanocytes cells. These cells in the skin make pigment. Loss of pigment causes the skin to become lighter. It looks especially lighter compared to normal skin nearby. This is why vitiligo is more visible in darker-skinned people.