• A burn is a type of skin injury commonly caused by heat, chemicals, radiation or friction.  Most burns are minor injuries that affect the Read More →

  • Contact Dermatitis (skin allergy) is the medical term for skin irritations resulting from contact with a foreign substance that you are allergic or sensitive to. Read More →

  • Cuts and abrasions are wounds that occur when the surface layer (epidermis) of the skin has been broken.  Knees, elbows, ankles and bony areas Read More →

  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs) are a complication of a metabolic disorder that inhibits the normal stages of wound healing commonly referred to as Diabetes Read More →

  • Diabetes affects the entire body including the largest organ, the skin.  The increased blood glucose levels from diabetes cause the body to lose fluid Read More →

  • Diaper Rash is a very common condition that can cause the skin covered by a diaper to become sore, red, scaly, and tender. The rash Read More →

  • Hemosiderin Staining is the appearance of brownish patches above the ankles that usually occur when red blood cells break down and begin to leak Read More →

  • Pressure ulcers, also known as decubitus ulcers or bedsores, are localized injuries to the skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged exposure to increased Read More →

  • Pruritus is an itch or a sensation that makes you want to scratch. The exact cause of an “itch” is still unknown. Pruritus can cause Read More →

  • Purpura is the appearance of red or purple discolorations on the skin. It is caused when blood vessels under the skin leak. Purpura is Read More →

  • Radiation burns are the body’s response to direct exposure to radiation that leads to tissue damage.  The burns typically involve the outer layers of Read More →

  • Stasis dermatitis is skin irritation and breakdown due to fluid accumulating under the skin and is the result of blood pooling under the skin due Read More →

  • Tinea Pedis is the medical term for Athlete’s Foot which is a fungal infection of the toes and feet. The most common symptoms are cracked, Read More →

  • Thin skin, tissue paper skin, crepe paper skin is fragile or thin skin that tears easily. There are multiple causes of thin skin, including Read More →

  • What is it? A venous stasis ulcer, also known as a venous insufficiency ulcer, means that there is an impairment or lack of venous Read More →

  • Xerosis is the medical term for dry skin, a common problem. Your skin needs moisture to stay smooth and supple, and retaining moisture becomes Read More →