Skin Conditions

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Dr. Michael Collins (far left) and Dr. Alison Boyce (far right) spoke with patient community members about their experiences with FD/MAS.
June 27, 2024

More than two decades of NIH research gives answers on a rare disease affecting bones, skin, and the endocrine system

Why do patients with fibrous dysplasia/McCune-Albright Syndrome break their bones so easily? Or hit puberty as early as infancy?...

NIH Research, Rare Diseases, Dental Health, Skin Conditions
If you have eczema, petroleum jelly or thicker creams are good options for moisturizing your skin.
January 30, 2024

Eczema and the cold

Eczema: What is it? Eczema is a skin condition that makes your skin dry, itchy, and inflamed. It can show...

Cold-Weather Wellness, Skin Conditions, Eczema

Zain Verjee speaks at the Unstoppable Africa Conference in 2022.
March 16, 2023

Zain Verjee is no longer hiding from psoriasis

As a leading international journalist on CNN and other major television news outlets, Zain Verjee’s face was visible to millions...

Psoriasis, Skin Conditions
If you have skin problems that keep coming back, you may need to speak to a dermatologist.
February 02, 2021

Skin 101: Identifying common conditions

Skin: It's our body's largest organ. It protects us by keeping fluids in and harmful microbes out. Sometimes,...

Skin Conditions

February 06, 2020

A visual guide to 6 conditions that cause skin discoloration

Vitiligo is not the only disease that causes skin to change color. Here are a few conditions and what they...

Vitiligo, Skin Conditions
April 25, 2017

Psoriasis: On the road to discovery

Advances in genetic knowledge are providing the keys to unlock new treatments. NIH-supported researcher James T. Elder, M.D., Ph...

Psoriasis, Skin Conditions

Psoriasis patches (or plaques) often occur on the legs and scalp, as pictured above. But they can occur on the skin anywhere on the body.
April 24, 2017

Questions and answers about psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic (long-lasting) skin disease of scaling and inflammation that affects more than three percent of the U...

Psoriasis, Skin Conditions
Brian LaFoy with his wife Jennifer, and his children, Micah and Bethany.
April 24, 2017

Psoriasis doesn’t slow down Texan Brian LaFoy

Brian LaFoy has been around psoriasis his whole life. His father has it and his father's mother has it....

Psoriasis, Skin Conditions