Bruised Toenail

By Dr. Jackie Te RN, MD on November 9th, 2017 in Skin

A bruised toenail is usually not a cause of alarm. Normally, it does not possess a serious health concern, but it can limit your activities of daily living. If not handled properly, it could lead to a serious health problem. A bruised toenail is actually a result of damage to the underlying tissues or bones […]

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By Dr. Jackie Te RN, MD on November 7th, 2017 in Skin

A porokeratosis is a skin lesion characterized by thinned centre and surrounded by cornoid lamella (ridge-like border) caused by increasing number of ketatinocytes (skin cell surface). One of the common types of porokeratosis is Porokeratosis of Mibelli. (1) Porokeratosis Pictures Photo 1: A clinical manifestation of porokeratosis of mibelli. Picture Source:   Photo 2: […]

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Pilar Cyst

By Dr. Jackie Te RN, MD on November 1st, 2017 in Skin

What is a pilar cyst? A pilar cyst or medically known as trichilemmal cyst is a type of cyst containing keratin. It comes from the outer hair root sheath. What is keratin? It is a type of protein that consist the nails and hair. A pilar cyst is usually found on the scalp and are […]

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Brittle Toenails

By Dr. Jackie Te RN, MD on October 21st, 2017 in Skin

The nail is composed of keratin, a type of protein. However, some people have slow keratin production. In some conditions, the keratin is destroyed. This causes the nail to become dry and brittle. About 20% of the US population is suffering from brittle nails. Brittle nail is medically called onychorrhexis. It affects both the fingernails […]

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Brown Nails

By Dr. Jackie Te RN, MD on October 17th, 2017 in Skin

When it comes to taking good care of the nails, people think that it is just enough to cut, trim, and decorate it. Don’t you know that your nails can say something about your health? The normal color of the nails is white to light brown with pinkish to reddish tinge. The pink to red […]

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Fordyce Spots

By Dr. Jackie Te RN, MD on March 4th, 2017 in Skin

What are Fordyce Spots? Fordyce spots are raised areas of skin located on or around the sexual organs or on the face around the lips. They are harmless and should not cause alarm. The color of these spots can range from pale red to yellow-white. They sometimes are flat and large and sometimes look more […]

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By Dr. Jackie Te RN, MD on March 18th, 2013 in Skin

Petechiae Definition Petechia is actually a spot on your skin that may be red to purple in color. Petechiae is the plural form when there are groups of spots appearing on the skin. These are results of minor hemorrhage. They may appear like a rash and usually emerge in clusters. These spots appear on the skin particularly […]

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