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Impetigo * Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria . It is often called "school sores" because it affects children and is quite contagious. * The term impetigo derives from the French and Latin words meaning “a scabby eruption that attacks”. * Streptococcus pyogenes and/or Staphylococcus aureus are the micro-organisms responsible for impetigo. * Impetigo most often occurs on exposed areas such as the hands and face. * It presents with pustules and round, crusted oozing patches which grow larger day by day. * Impetigo may be caught from someone else with impetigo or boils, or appear "out of the blue". * It often starts at the site of a minor skin injury such as a graze, an insect bite, or scratched eczema. Impetigo Vitiligo Rosacea * Rosacea is a common face rash of adults.
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Unformatted text preview: * not related to your general health. * has three stages. * first stage the face gets red. * With time, small blood vessels develop making the redness more noticeable. * In the second stage of rosacea, the redness covers a larger area of the face. * Slight swelling, pimples, and pustules develop. * The third stage is characterized by swelling and growth of the nose and central facial areas. * This stage is known as rhinophyma . * Most patients do not progress to the third stage of rosacea. Keloids * A keloid is a greatly enlarged scar that projects above the skin surface. * It is unknown why keloids form. * occur more frequently in dark-skinned people. * There is no satisfactory treatment for keloids....
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