Overview Of The Skin

Overview Of The Skin

Healthy Skin The epidermis and dermis are the two primary mammalian skin layers. The epidermis is the topmost layer is the selectively permeable skin barrier. It is called the dead skin layer, which provides waterproofing and serves as a barrier to damage. The dermis... Read More
Fungal Infections

Fungal Infections

Overview Small amounts of fungal spores can be found on the skin of healthy humans and animals. An overgrowth of fungus can cause infections and dry skin. Fungal infections and bacterial infections may be found at the same time. Dermatophytes are fungi that can cause... Read More
Causes Of Dry Skin

Causes Of Dry Skin

In order to treat the dry skin, it is necessary to understand potential causes of the problem. Several factors may contribute to the dryness, but the problem will not be completely eliminated without treating the specific problem. Quilling Varying degrees of quill... Read More
Mites & Other Ectoparasites

Mites & Other Ectoparasites

General Information The information below is not meant to scare you but to make you aware of this common problem. With proper diagnosis and treatment mites can be eradicated with little more trouble than a minor inconvenience. According to Heidi Hoefer, in Clinical... Read More
Dry Skin Treatments

Dry Skin Treatments

Treatment Overview The first step in treatment is to look at a clean, completely dry hedgehog. Our Bathing Articles describe an oatmeal bath, how to bathe your hedgehog, dead skin removal, and simple skin care tips. Various owners and breeders treat simple dry skin... Read More
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