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  • Acne: Acne is due to over activity and plugging of the oil glands. The main underlying cause of acne is increased levels of hormones during adolescence.
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    Acne: Acne is due to over activity and plugging of the oil glands. The main underlying cause of acne is increased levels of hormones during adolescence.

  • Athlete's foot : Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the foot, and is called so as it is commonly seen in the feet of athletes.
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    Athlete's foot : Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the foot, and is called so as it is commonly seen in the feet of athletes.

  • Boils: Boils are painful, pus-filled bumps that form under the skin. It usually appears suddenly as a painful pink or red bump about 1/2 inch in diameter.
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    Boils: Boils are painful, pus-filled bumps that form under the skin. It usually appears suddenly as a painful pink or red bump about 1/2 inch in diameter.

  • Shingles (herpes zoster): Shingles is a skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. It starts as small blisters on a red base, with new blisters continuing to form for 3-5 days.
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    Shingles (herpes zoster): Shingles is a skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. It starts as small blisters on a red base, with new blisters continuing to form for 3-5 days.

  • Vitiligo: Vitiligo, also known as leucoderma, is a relatively common skin disorder, in which white spots or patches appear on the skin caused by the destruction or weakening of the pigment cells.
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    Vitiligo: Vitiligo, also known as leucoderma, is a relatively common skin disorder, in which white spots or patches appear on the skin caused by the destruction or weakening of the pigment cells.

  • Moles: Moles are usually harmless collections of pigmented cells called melanocytes on the skin. These can also be present in more obscure locations such as the scalp, under the nails, in the armpits and around the genitals.
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    Moles: Moles are usually harmless collections of pigmented cells called melanocytes on the skin. These can also be present in more obscure locations such as the scalp, under the nails, in the armpits and around the genitals.

  • Warts: Warts are skin growths caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin. Viruses that cause warts are called human papillomavirus (HPV).
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    Warts: Warts are skin growths caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin. Viruses that cause warts are called human papillomavirus (HPV).

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