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.
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.
Staph skin infection
Information on staph skin infections, what they are, the different types, treatments, prevention and when to get help.
Cellulitis is an inflammation of the skin and the tissues directly beneath it. It often affects the lower leg, but can occur on any part of the body.
School exclusion periods
If your child has an infectious illness, you may need to keep them home to stop it spreading at day-care or school. Learn about school exclusion periods here.
Glandular fever symptoms
Glandular fever (also called the ‘kissing disease’) is an infectious disease which is common in teenagers and young adults. Find out more about the symptoms of glandular fever.
This highly infectious disease, which mostly affects the lungs, can be spread through coughing, sneezing, speaking or even singing.
Diphtheria is a rare infectious bacterial disease that usually affects the nose and throat. Learn more about its vaccination, symptoms and how it spreads.
Smallpox was a highly infectious disease, now eradicated worldwide through successful vaccination. The last case in Australia was in 1938. Learn more here.
Anthrax is a serious infectious disease. It is very rare in Australia, but you can still catch it if you have contact with infected animals or animal products.