Mucoceles

What is it? Also known as: Mucocele of the Lip or Mucous Cyst Mucoceles are small cysts inside the mouth, which commonly occur in the inner surface of the lower lip but can also occur in other areas of the mouth. What causes it? Mucoceles occur due to interruptions in small salivary glands ducts due […]

Melasma

Melasma Also known as chloasma, pigmentation of pregnancy What is melasma? Melasma appears as patchy shades of brown pigmentation on sun exposed areas of the face. Melasma is more commonly seen in females and those with darker skin types and usually gets worse in summer. What causes melasma? The cause of melasma is unknown but […]

Mucous membrane pemphigoid

Mucous membrane pemphigoid What is mucous membrane pemphigoid? Mucous membrane pemphigoid, previously known as cicatricial pemphigoid, is a very rare subepidermal autoimmune blistering disease which predominantly affects the mucous membranes such as the inner linings of the mouth, eyes and genitalia. The second part of its name, “pemphigoid”, comes from the Greek word pemphix, meaning bubbles. […]