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  • Mastocytosis

    Mastocytosis is the abnormal growth of mast cells in the body. Mast cells are part of the immune system, which…

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  • Lipomas

    Lipomas are benign (not cancerous), slow-growing tumors that come from fat cells. They are usually round, moveable, flattened lumps under…

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  • Atypical Moles

    Atypical moles are skin growths that are usually bigger than 6 mm wide (about the size of a pencil eraser)…

    Dermatologist using a magnifying glass to examine an atypical mole on a woman’s shoulderAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Erythema Nodosum

    Erythema nodosum (EN) is a type of inflammatory disease. That causes red and painful nodules, or bumps, to form under…

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  • Skin tags

    Skin tags are non-cancerous skin growths that feel like a hanging mole. They are common with age.

    close-up of doctors hands checking man’s molesAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Skin Protection for Outdoor Workers

    Outdoor workers can get too much exposure to the sun and dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays. Learn about steps you can…

    farmer harvests oranges in an orange tree fieldAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Lichen Sclerosus

    Lichen sclerosus is a skin condition that often affects your genital or anal areas. It is most common in women…

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  • Intertrigo

    Intertrigo is a rash that usually affects the folds of the skin, where the skin rubs together and is often…

    Overweight female with fat folds under her bra clasp in the backAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a common chronic skin condition. It causes a rash that is raised with red marks and flaky white…

    Woman applying lotion to psoriasis on her elbowAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Heat Rash

    Heat rash is a common skin irritation that often occurs in hot, humid weather. It causes small bumps and itchiness,…

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  • Poison Ivy

    Poison ivy is a common toxic plant, found in most parts of the United States. Its main symptom is a…

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  • Body Piercing

    Body piercing is when a hole is made in your skin so you can add a piece of jewelry for…

    A close-up of skin held in piercing tool as needle is ready to go in to pierce navelAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Acne

    Acne is a common skin condition that develops when the hair follicles in your skin are blocked by dead skin…

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  • Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis

    Eczema is a general term for rash-like skin conditions. The most common type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis, which…

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  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Squamous cell carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer. It is usually caused by too much exposure to UV…

    Dermatologist uses magnifying glass to examine a mole on the back of a male patientAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Common Newborn Rashes and Birthmarks

    Rashes and birthmarks are very common in newborns. Most are harmless and will go away without treatment.

    close-up of a newborn baby’s face with a rashAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Vitiligo

    Vitiligo is a skin coloring disorder that produces white patches on your skin. Learn about the symptoms, treatments, and outcomes…

    Woman showing white patches of skin on her handsAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Ringworm

    Ringworm (tinea) is a common skin infection. The rash is ring-shaped and can occur on different parts of your body…

    Ringworm on a man’s wristAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Jock Itch

    Jock itch is a fungal infection. It causes a red, blistery skin rash around the groin, upper thigh, scrotum, penis,…

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  • Pressure Sores

    Pressure sores occur on your skin and are caused by staying in one position for too long.

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