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Eczema

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) causes red, itchy and dry skin, which can be very irritating. But there are many ways to manage eczema, including avoiding triggers.

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Contact dermatitis

Inflammation of the skin is commonly termed eczema or dermatitis. It can be effectively managed with treatment – find out how.

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Food allergies in children

Does your family have a history of eczema, asthma, hay fever or food allergies? Learn about food allergies in children and how to spot a reaction.

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Molluscum contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a common, often harmless, viral skin infection. Learn more about its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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Cradle cap

Cradle cap is the name given to the yellowish, greasy scaly patches that appear on the scalp of young babies. It is very common, harmless and doesn't cause discomfort.

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Itchy skin

Itchy skin, or pruritis, 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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Itchy eyes

Itchy eyes are often caused by an allergy or dry eye syndrome. Read more about what causes itchy eyes and what you can do to treat and prevent them.

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Dust mites

Dust mites are tiny creatures that live in your house, feeding on dust. Learn more about what you can do if they trigger allergy symptoms.

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7 ways pets improve your health

Pets boost mental health, improve our self-esteem and provide us with a sense of purpose. Find out how an animal can help enrich your wellbeing.

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Allergy testing

Allergies can make conditions such as asthma and hayfever worse. Find out more here about different types of allergy tests and when they are useful.

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