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Diseases of the Skin
January 3, 2007 9:57 PM   Subscribe

Diseases of the Skin by Gary M. White & Neil H. Cox. All you ever wanted to know about how bad your skin could be - full of images. Possibly NSFW, as some groin photos are included.
posted by youngergirl44 (31 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's like a car wreck. I can't help but look. Thanks to jamjam's answer on AskMe for pointing out this collection.
posted by youngergirl44 at 10:00 PM on January 3, 2007


Wow, didn't know infants can get acne. Interesting, thanks!
posted by daninnj at 10:16 PM on January 3, 2007


Yeah, I know... I only found out about infant acne last January when my nephew was born.
posted by youngergirl44 at 10:17 PM on January 3, 2007


I'll definitely take a look at these photos tomorrow but I'm going to bed now and I just don't want images of diseased groins on my mind.
posted by hojoki at 10:24 PM on January 3, 2007


No.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:25 PM on January 3, 2007


no?
posted by youngergirl44 at 10:32 PM on January 3, 2007


Nuh-uh at least for me.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:34 PM on January 3, 2007


Brilliant site. Really practical, straightforward, excellent, gory and close-up visuals, symptoms, suspected causes, treatment, the whole shebang. Great stuff. Thanks youngergirl44 !
posted by nickyskye at 10:36 PM on January 3, 2007


Fine post.
posted by RussHy at 10:44 PM on January 3, 2007


Does this look infected?
posted by jonson at 11:00 PM on January 3, 2007


Train. Wreck. Heck. Yes.
posted by rhapsodie at 11:05 PM on January 3, 2007


I went straight for the tropical skin diseases.
posted by Falconetti at 11:07 PM on January 3, 2007


Ack!

*runs to book dermatologist appointment to beg for more antibiotics*
posted by maudlin at 11:10 PM on January 3, 2007


I was complaining about the fact that I still get zits in my 30's the other day. I shall stop.
posted by bardic at 11:14 PM on January 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


What was that old medical school saying about what a great choice dermatology was? Your patients never get better, never get worse, and they don't wake you up in the middle of the night -- unless you count the horrible nightmares you get after a day at the clinic.
posted by maudlin at 11:20 PM on January 3, 2007


Pearly penile papules. Pearly penile papules. Pearly penile papules.

I can't stop saying it.

Also, damn, some of those herpes lesions look horrifically painful.
posted by jokeefe at 11:37 PM on January 3, 2007


Gah. The site seems happy, perhaps even gleeful, to show me horrifying things on every level of the squick scale, but refuses to show the images on a page I could actually find useful.
posted by luftmensch at 11:53 PM on January 3, 2007


am i wrong for being disappointed at the lack of vag shots under the herpes section?
posted by wumpus at 12:43 AM on January 4, 2007


This reminds me of the nine months I endured extreme ezcema (the bleeding, scabbing, down-to-the-dermis, white flesh, with cracks leaking puss and blood out, stained shirts that would stick to my back and needing to replace blood-soaked jeans and sheets.)

Yeah.

Seriously.
posted by disillusioned at 1:43 AM on January 4, 2007


Suddenly I don't miss the img tag anymore.
posted by maryh at 1:59 AM on January 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


"Tinea corporis. Concentric circles may occur, creating beautiful patterns."

This word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
posted by ninazer0 at 2:38 AM on January 4, 2007


GAH!!! MY EYES!
posted by beerbajay at 5:23 AM on January 4, 2007


am i wrong for being disappointed at the lack of vag shots under the herpes section?

Erm, keep looking. But I don't think you'll be happy with what you find there.
posted by jokeefe at 7:42 AM on January 4, 2007


I haven't looked but this sounds about as bad as the "decor" at my obstetrician's office. Nothing like spending 20+ minutes waiting for the OB to show up with nothing to look at but posters of nasty looking problems of the nether region...
posted by Zinger at 8:36 AM on January 4, 2007


I've got one of the less-fun diseases in there, and I'll tell you ... every time I flip through a dermatology book, I keep expecting to find my own face staring back at me from a full-color plate. It's not really rational, and is kinda Twilight Zone, but there it is.
posted by adipocere at 9:02 AM on January 4, 2007


Pearly penile papules. Pearly penile papules. Pearly penile papules.

I saw this phrase too and now can't get it out of my mind. Thanks...
posted by greycap at 11:00 AM on January 4, 2007


Interesting, though they don't go as far into the side effects as I think they should. Their warnings on methotrexate treatment for psoriases don't go into the 5% of patients with moderate to severe lung effects, which can result in long-term damage or death (as it did for my mother this year). I did note however that they warned on the monitoring of the drug that liver biopsies be performed every 1-1.5g of dosage, which I hadn't heard before. So...interesting and informative, but not complete.
posted by Kickstart70 at 12:51 PM on January 4, 2007


By all that's holy, that Rosacea page is disturbing. I think I'd claim I was Muslim and start wearing a burqa.
posted by deborah at 1:01 PM on January 4, 2007


Rosacea gets worse by far than the pics they show on that page. I saw one man which much of his face and neck like the nose of the worst afflicated on that page.
posted by Kickstart70 at 3:21 PM on January 4, 2007


I just got back from my doctor's with a new antibiotics prescription for my rosacea. He chuckled indulgently when I told him about the site and said that I had nothing to worry about, that they always put the worst pictures in the literature.

Then he told me about the even worse cases he sees on the streets, not in the clinic.

Between my doctor and you guys, I am not reassured.
posted by maudlin at 3:56 PM on January 4, 2007


My favorite is Chapter 6, section3, which covers Notalgia Paresthetica (NP), Delusions of Parasitosis (DOP), and the ominously named Itchy Red Bump Disease (IRBD).
posted by ulotrichous at 6:51 PM on January 4, 2007


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