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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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Look after yourself this Australia Day

This Australia Day, use these handy and practical tips to ensure you enjoy the sun and snags, while avoiding any alcohol-related misadventure.

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The 5 biggest sunscreen mistakes people make

Around 2.7 million Australians get sunburnt every weekend, according to the Cancer Council. Here are the biggest mistakes people make using sunscreen.

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Burns and scalds

Burns are common. Common causes include sunburn, scalds from hot water in the home and chemical burns. Read about the symptoms, treatments, and different types.

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Sun protection — infographic

If you need to go outside in the sun, it's important to protect you and your children's skin to reduce the risk of skin cancer. This infographic shows the sun protection measures you should take.

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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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Summer skin rashes

Summer rashes can be caused by things like sunlight, insects, sweating and overheating - especially if you have allergies and/or pre-existing skin conditions.

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Toxic shock syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) occurs when a bacteria releases toxins into the body’s bloodstream. It's very rare but has been associated with tampon use.

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Rosacea

Rosacea causes redness, flushing, and sometimes pimples and pustules, on the face. Find out about the condition's symptoms and treatments here.

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Albinism

Albinism is a group of genetic conditions. People with albinism have no or very little colour in their hair, skin and eyes so sun protection is vital.

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