Hori’s Naevus

What is it? Also known as … Acquired Naevus of Ota-like Macules (ABNOM) and Naevus Fusco-caeruleus Zygomaticus What is Hori’s nevus? Hori’s Naevus presents as benign (harmless) blue-grey to grey-brown patchy and spotty pigmentation on the prominence of the cheeks. The condition usually appears in adulthood. It is most common in middle-aged Asian women. The […]

Herpes Labialis

What is it? Herpes labialis, also known as “cold sores”, is a common blistering viral infection of the lip or around the mouth.  Also known as fever blisters or herpes febrilis. What causes It? Herpes labialis is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). HSV can produce primary (initial infection) and recurrent eruptions of herpes […]

Hidradenitis suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa What is hidradenitis suppurativa? Hidradenitis suppurativa is a condition affecting apocrine sweat glands that are located mostly under the arms and in the groin and genital area. These glands become blocked and cause an exaggerated inflammatory response. The resulting inflamed cysts are painful and often recur. The painful and recurrent nature of this […]

Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis What is it? Hyperhidrosis is the name given to excessive or uncontrollable sweating. The main types of hyperhidrosis are: Axillary (sweaty underarms) Axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating, is a common condition affecting up to 3% of the population. Axillary hyperhidrosis usually starts in childhood or adolescence but some people first experience it as […]

Hirsutism

Hirsutism Also known as excessive hair growth What is hirsutism? The term hirsutism refers to excessive hair production in both males and females. However, medically it is used to define increased hair growth in women. Hirsutism affects 5-10% of women. Most cases of hirsutism are of unknown or genetic origin. It may also occur because […]