Patchy skin, dark spots, boils, dis-colouration and easy tanning of the skin may not always lead to acne and pimples.
Instead, lurking behind these conditions, one may come across scarier illnesses. Most often than not, skin problems can be a biological tap on your shoulder for other grave health conditions.
Acanthosis nigricans is a condition presenting as dark brown to black, velvety patches of skin in body folds such as under eyes, neck, underarms, groin, elbows, knees and fingers. It may be familiar, and the condition worsens with weight gain. It is commonly associated with diabetes (type 2) and polycystic ovarian syndrome. In rare cases it can be a sign of lung, esophageal or breast cancer.
Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection of the skin, appearing as pearly bumps on the skin. It may resemble pimples or milia (tiny cysts in the skin). It spreads by skin-to-skin contact. It…
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