Useful links

Acne • AcneNet : A resource from the American Academy of Dermatology • – Acne treatment and community • Acne Heal : Information on acne myths, treatments, and medications. Birthmarks • DMOZ directory • An international charitable organization that provides support and informational resources for individuals affected by hemangiomas, port wine stains and […]

Author : Dr Philippe Abimelec
Last scientific update : June 2018

AcneNet : A resource from the American Academy of Dermatology – Acne treatment and community

Acne Heal : Information on acne myths, treatments, and medications.


DMOZ directory
An international charitable organization that provides support and informational resources for individuals affected by hemangiomas, port wine stains and other vascular birthmarks and tumors, and sponsors relevant research.

Birthmarks and Hemangiomas InterNETwork Support
Support, resources, and information on medical treatment of birthmarks and hemangiomas

Dermatitis herpetiformis

DMOZ directory

• Gluten Intolerance Group : What is Dermatitis Herpetiformis?
Information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and related disorders.

The Dermatitis Herpetiformis Online Community
A forum where patients, their families, people in the medical profession, can openly exchange experiences and information about the medical condition, DH. An introduction and instructions on using the forum.

Ectodermal dysplasia

DMOZ directory

• Ectodermal Dysplasia Society
Information about the organization as well as the ED condition. Includes links, news articles and contact details.

National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasia
ED organization based in North America offering information/advice to individuals and supporting scientific research. Includes a newsletter, publications, FAQs and a list of services.

• Andy
Describes the health condition of ANDY who was born with ectodermal dysplasia with immune deficiency caused by a mutation on the fourth part of the NEMO gene.

• The CaF Directory
Information about the ectodermal dysplasia disorders, the inheritance patterns and pre-natal diagnosing.

• The Ectodermal Dysplasia Mailing List


DMOZ directory

• The National Eczema Society
Free information for eczema and dermatitis sufferers.

• EczemaNet
A comprehensive online eczema resource brought to you by the American Academy of Dermatology.

• National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Atopic Dermatitis – This booklet is for people who have atopic dermatitis (often called eczema), parents and caregivers of children with atopic dermatitis

• National Eczema Association for Science and Education
NEASE works to improve the health and the quality of life of persons living with atopic dermatitis/eczema, including those who have the disease as well as their loved ones.

• Skin Care Campaign
An alliance of patient groups, companies and other organizations with a common interest in skin health. Administered by The National Eczema Society.

• The Merck Manual: Dermatitis
Symptoms, complications, diagnosis and treatments for various types of eczemas.

• AAD: Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis
Patient information from the American Academy of Dermatology, including a description of the condition, treatment information, and links.

• Eczema Association of Australia
Information, newsletter and support groups.

Hailey Hailey disease

DMOZ directory
Hailey-Hailey Disease
Information for this rare genetic disease affecting the skin, a pamphlet from the New Zealand Dermatological Society.

Familial Benign Pemphigus (Hailey-Hailey Disease)
Information pamphlet for this genetic disorder affecting from emedicine.

Hair loss

see also alopecia areata, baldness, hair transplant

DMOZ directory

Hair loss
Causes, diagnosis and treatments of hair loss (medical treatment options as well as hair transplant surgery)
Extensive information about male and female pattern baldness and the wide range of current and experimental treatments available
Hair biology, hair loss, treatments. Part of the Altruis Biomedical Network.

European Hair Research Society
The European Hair Research Society (EHRS) web site. A non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of hair research. Extensive links lists for dermatology clinics and articles about hair and hair loss.

Hair Transplant

see also alopecia areata,
baldness , hair loss

Hair transplant
indication and techniques of hair transplant and hair restoration techniques available in 2006

International society for hair restoration surgery
Articles on hair restoration endorsed by the largest professional association dedicated to hair restoration surgery

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

DMOZ directory

David’s Place on the Web for HS Sufferers
Features research, resources, links, photos, and David’s personal story.


DMOZ directory

The purpose of this website is to enlighten the patient to chose the optimal therapeutic option at the least cost in collaboration with his dermatologist or treating physician.

An information web site dedicated to helping visitors remain informed with issues relating to excessive sweating of the hands, face and feet.

International Hyperhidrosis Society
understanding hyperhidrosis, treatment options, working with a doctor, news and research as well as a physician finder.

An overview, including classification, symptomolgy and treatments of excessive sweating.


Laser treatment
Practical information pamphlet on laser treatments.

Laser hair removal
Practical information pamphlet on laser hair removal.


• Lipoma Forum
A community devoted to sharing information, providing resources and offering support to those who suffer from lipomas, Dercrum’s, MSL

Lupus erythematosus

DMOZ directory

• Lupus
Directory of news, information, and support for patients with this disease.

• Advice Concerning Lupus
Overview of the types of disease, nutrition and alternative therapies, and proposes a “battle plan”

• Alliance for Lupus Research
Offers information about the organization, current research and treatment, FAQs, links, and contact details.

Provides programs, assistance and public awareness for those afflicted, and supports research for the cure and treatment. Located in San Jose, CA

• Lupus Foundation of America
Resources, advocacy center, directory of local chapters, and calendar of upcoming events.


• Malignant melanoma
Swetter SM, eMedicine J []. 2002.

• SkinCancerNet
A resource from the American adacemy of dermatology

Melanoma foundation
This foundation was established by the Univ. of Sydney in Australia to foster the prevention, research, and treatment into melanoma and related skin cancers.

• Melanoma Patients Information Page
Information and support to melanoma patients and those who care for them. Medical library, patient oriented abstract database, bulletin board, chat room.

• Melanoma Research Foundation
Serves as a resource for melanoma patients, their families and friends. Please share in our quest to conquer this deadly disease.

Patient support groups

• Skin Cell
An international non-profit discussion forum for skin complaints including psoriasis, eczema, acne, and rosacea.

• National Unidentified Skin Parasite Association
Support group for those suffering from an unknown skin condition related to parasites.

• Acne Support Group in Cyberspace Chat Room
A support group and chat area for everyday people of all ages and walks of life with acne to visit, discuss, share treatments, support each other, and move through the stressful event of having acne.

• Skin, Hair, and Nail Problems Message Board
A large forum on these issues.

• David’s Place on the Web for HS Sufferers
Features research, resources, links, photos, and David’s personal story.

• Patients support group
From the British association of dermatologists


DMOZ directory

• National Pediculosis Association
Established in 1983, first and only non profit health agency dedicated to head lice issues. Helps parents make informed decisions about safely caring for their children

• American Head Lice Information Center
Treatment program for persistent head lice and a FAQ. Hidradenitis Suppurativa.


DMOZ directory

• Bullous Pemphigoid
In depth article from on this autoimmune skin condition.


DMOZ directory

• The National Pemphigus Foundation
Information about the conferences, about the organization, fund raising, newsletter, support groups, medication, links and a glossary.

• Altruis Biomedical Network
Information on the types, causes and treatments of pemphigus.

• Pemphigus
Information about this disease including myths, articles, hints to living with it, links to other resources, testing, treatment and natural medicines.


DMOZ directory

• PsoriasisNet
A patient ressource from the Amercican academy of dermatology.

• National Psoriasis Foundationetoile
Providing information on symptoms, treatments, research, educational programs, photo archives, case histories, and children’s resources. Also offers interactive forums and monthly bulletins.

• Medline Plus: Psoriasis
Offers links to news, articles, and research data regarding this disease. Also offers clinical research data, diagnostics and conditions, and newsletters.

• American Academy of Dermatology
Provides information regarding myths, facts, and treatments for this disease. Also offers referrals for dermatologists.

• Psoriatic Arthropathy Alliance
Non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of psoriatic diseases. Includes conference schedules, publications and resources, and newsletters.

• National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: Psoriasis
Concise fact sheet with glossary, causes, iagnosis, treatments, and current research.

• Treatments for Psoriasis
General psoriasis information including types, causes, treatments, and resources. Also offers information on related skin disorders.


DMOZ directory

• RosaceaNet
A patient ressource from the American academy of dermatology

Discusses the various types of rosacea, as well as its causes, some prevention strategies and common treatments for the condition.

• Rosacea Pamphlet Page
Intro to Rosacea, produced by the American Association of Dermatology.

Rosacea Frequently Asked Questions

• Rosacea Awareness Program
Educational Program funded through an educational grant by Galderma Canada


DMOZ directory

• I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Scabies FAQ at The National Pediculosis Association®, Inc., the national clearing house on head lice and scabies issues.

• Scabies – Medinfo
Health information for patients with scabies, an itchy condition of the skin caused by a mite (Sarcoptes scabiei). Includes symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and advice. Written by a UK general practitioner.


DMOZ directory

• The Scleroderma Foundation
National nonprofit health organization with 14,000 members, dedicated to a three-fold mission of support, education, and research to help fight this challenging autoimmune disease.

• The Scleroderma Research Foundation
Information about the organization, research, mailing list and resources.

• Scleroderma from A to Z
A major resource for medical and support information, with 200+ pages and 800+ links. Symptoms, treatments, clinical trials, and worldwide support group listings.

Seborrheic dermatitis

DMOZ directory

• Seborrheic Dermatitis

• What is Seborrheic Dermatitis
A pamplet from the American Academy of Dermatology


see also melanoma

DMOZ directory

• Skin Cancer
Includes basic information, prevention, and treatment options, and an ask-the-expert section. Reviewed by Harvard Medical School.

• Introduction to Skin Cancer
A general introduction to Skin Cancer, with links to specific information available around the Net.

•’s Skin Cancer Online Guide
Free Information and photographs of skin cancers. Learn about malignant melanoma, and basal cell carcinoma. Find out how to tell if your mole is cancerous.

Toxic Epidermal necrolysis
Urticaria (hives)

DMOZ directory

• – Urticaria
Pathophysiology, frequency, mortality/morbidity rate, causes, treatment, laboratory studies and medications.

Information on the causes and symptoms of urticaria, and explanations of homeopathic treatment plans. Online consultation available.

• American Academy of Dermatology
Brief overview of types of urticaria, causes, and treatment. Displays some photographs.

• Asthma and Allergy Information and Research
Detailed information on types of urticaria, potential causes, and options for treatment

• ACAAI – Urticaria
General information on urticaria, what can trigger it, types and identification, and treatment from the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology


DMOZ directory

• Vitiligo Support
Offers treatment information, social support, message boards and chat to those affected by vitiligo.

• National Vitiligo Foundation
A patient oriented site dedicated to information on the cure and treatment of vitiligo.

Vitiligo Society UK
Vitiligo results in a loss of skin color. Vitiligo usually occurs in families, and may sometimes also involve diabetes, thyroid disorders, and some other conditions.

Information pertaining to operative treatment of Vitiligo.


DMOZ directory

• Warts
Pamphlet from the American Academy of Dermatology.

Xeroderma pigmentosum

DMOZ directory

• Xeroderma Pigmentosum Society
Resource for information about the disease and about the not-for-profit support organization devoted to supporting patients and families and promoting research. Links, contact information, XP Society news about fund raising events and the unique Camp Sundown program.

• XP Support Group
Xeroderma Pigmentosum Support Group – a UK charitable Trust founded in 1999 by parents of a child with XP, to support patient and families.


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