(1) What is Acne?
Acne is a very common, self limited, multifactorial disorder involving the sebaceous follicles and usually first noted in the teenage years.
The principle factors involved in the Pathogenesis of acne are increased sebum production, abnormal keratinization of follicular epithelium, Proliferation of propionibacterium acnes and inflammation
(2) What is Atopic Dermatitis?
Atopic dermatitis is an acute, sub-acute or chronic relapsing skin disease that usually begin in infancy and is characterized principally by marked pruritus, which with rubbing and scratching leads to lichenifications (hyperplasia of the skin).
The diagnosis is based on clinical findings, although the serum IgE is usually (85%) elevated.
Atopic dermatitis is often associated with a personal or family history of atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis and asthma
(3)What is the Tinea Pedis? (Athlete's Foot)
Tinea Pedis is a dermatophytic infection of the feet, characterized by erythema, scaling, maceration and/or bulla formation. The age of onset is mostly in late childhood or young adult life. Some of the predisposing factors are: hot, humid weather, occlusive footwear, excessive sweating.