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4. Noncancerous Skin Conditions

Among the infinite number of conditions that could do harm to your skin are the 30+ discussed in this chapter. They range (alphabetically) from athlete’s foot to wrinkles.
Athlete’s Foot
Bacterial and fungal infections (including athlete’s foot) develop because feet spend a lot of time in the perfect breeding ground of warm,

From The Editor

There has been a change and you will be one of the first to benefit from it. Skin Cancer 2018 has become Skin Care 2019. The new title reflects UCLA Health’s in-depth discussion not only of skin cancer but of more than 40 other skin conditions. We hope this 11th

3. Other Skin Conditions

Imagine that you have been offered a promotion. You work for a company that manufactures one of the most complex, sophisticated products known to man. The product weighs about six pounds and covers 20 square feet. It has multiple functions, millions of moving parts, can easily be damaged, and has

What Skin Tags Are—and How to Get Rid of Them

What Skin Tags Are—and How to Get Rid of Them

A skin tag is a small, benign, elongated, skin-colored growth that is common in people older than age 60. The condition is also known as an acrochordon. It is made up of a core of fibers and ducts, nerve cells, fat cells, and a covering. Some have a stalk.

A tag

3. Managing Other Conditions

Whether we are aware of it or not, our skin is engaged in an around-the-clock fight against forces from within and without. Regardless of the direction from which they come, if these conditions, disorders, and diseases prevail, even on a temporary basis, the results can be painful and unsightly. Box

Give Your Skin a Close-Up

Skin changes are a normal part of aging. Over time, you may notice the sudden appearance of brown spots and moles. While most of these are harmless, seniors still need to closely monitor them, says Gary Chuang, MD, a dermatologist with UCLA Health. “They could cause skin irritation, and changes

Ask the Doctor: Skin Tags

Q. What are skin tags, and should I be concerned about them?
A. Skin tags, known medically as acrochordon, are small benign growths that occur more commonly in older adults and people who are overweight/obese or have diabetes. They usually develop on the neck, armpits, groin, eyelids, chest or other areas

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