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Symptom checker

Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.

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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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

People with Ehlers-Danlos have very loose joints and easily bruised or stretchy skin. Symptoms can be managed, but the risk of injury is increased.

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Shingles — infographic

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful blistering rash. This infographic provides you with information on the symptoms, treatments and vaccination.

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Pityriasis rosea

Pityriasis rosea is a pink, scaly and inflamed skin rash. Cool baths can help soothe the skin; sunlight can help fade the rash. Learn more here.

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Itchy scalp

There are many different reasons your head might be itchy. Learn more about the different causes and treatment options available.

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Hives

Hives is a skin rash that is often triggered by an infection or allergy. Learn more about hives rash (urticaria) causes, symptoms and treatment.

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Erythema nodosum

Erythema nodosum is a skin condition consisting of a lumpy, red rash, usually on the lower legs. While harmless, it can be painful. Learn more here.

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Lupus

Lupus is a disease of the body’s immune system. Although its causes are not yet entirely known, lupus treatments are available.

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Blisters

Blisters form in response to friction or pressure on the skin. Many need only simple care; others may be a symptom of disease and need to be treated by your GP.

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Itchy anus (pruritus ani)

An itchy anus, also called pruritus ani is a common complaint. The itch, in or around the anus, can be extremely intense and persistent, causing a constant urge to scratch. Read about causes, things you can do and when to see a doctor.

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