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Skin

Skin covers your body and has many important functions. It protects you from weather and infection, and helps to control your body temperature. Learn more about your skin and how to keep it healthy.

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Punch biopsy of a skin lesion

A punch biopsy is usually a safe and effective way of finding out if there is a problem with your skin.

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Skin conditions

There are many different kinds of rashes and skin conditions. Some are quick and easy to treat, while others are chronic or more difficult to get rid of. Find out more here.

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Skin tags

Skin tags are small growths on the skin that look a bit like warts. They are harmless and generally painless, but if a skin tag is bothering you, you should consult your doctor.

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OLD Skin conditions

Anything that irritates or clogs the skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling and itch. Rashes and hives are other signs of skin conditions. Learn more.

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Sunburn and sun protection

All people are at risk of sunburn, and young children can get seriously burnt in less than 30 minutes. Here's how to avoid and treat sunburn.

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Removing benign skin lesions

Skin lesions are lumps found on or just below your skin. Surgery is the only reliable way to remove skin lesions. Find out more about how this surgery is performed and if there are any alternatives.

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Itchy skin

Itchy skin is a common irritation that can be very frustrating. Understand the different types of itchy skin and how to ease the discomfort.

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Fungal skin diseases

Links to our information partners' articles about fungal skin diseases.

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Skin cancer and melanoma

Skin cancer and melanoma occurs when skin cells grow abnormally, usually from too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.

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