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A very common skin condition, seborrheic dermatitis affectsmore than three million people every year. It causes itchy, red skin or rasheswith white scales. If you have this condition, you’ll find it on your scalp,face, forehead, and on the folds of skin around your nose, eyes, ears and eyelids.When it appears on your body, you’ll see it on the folds of the skin —including under your arms, below your breasts and around your groin, buttocksand navel. Your skin is the largest organ in yourbody, but it’s open to many attacks from countless different sources. It’s nowonder that your skin is prone to bumps, cuts, bruises, blemishes and rashes. Red dots on the skin canmean almost anything. The most reliable means of figuring out what’s behindthose blemishes, though, involves a visit to an experienced New Yorkdermatologist for a definitive diagnosis. Bruises are one of the most common skinconditions in the world. Most everyone experiences bruising during theirlifetimes, and you may see bruises quite regularly, from young childhood intoold age. Bruises are visible signs of trauma to your skin. They are caused byblood trapped underneath your skin. If you’ve contracted a skin condition thatseems like acne orsmall pimples, but doesn’t respond to the usual treatments, you may very wellhave keratosis pilaris. A visit to your New York City dermatology office can“clear things up” about the nature of your skin condition and how to treat it.Keratosis pilaris are rough bumps on your skin that some say look like the skinof a plucked chicken. The common wart is a tough, grainy bumpthat commonly shows up on your hands and fingers. It’s caused by a virus that’shighly contagious and passed around by touch. That’s why warts are seen sooften on kids, young adults and others with undeveloped or weakened immunesystems.
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