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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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Fungal skin diseases

Trusted information about fungal skin diseases from leading Australian health organisations, including links to ringworm of the body and foot care.

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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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Bowen's disease

Bowen's disease is a very early form of skin cancer. There are good treatments available, but don't ignore it since it can spread and become more serious.

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The truth about skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in Australia, but there are many myths about this deadly disease. Here's the truth behind 5 of the more common ones.

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Keratosis pilaris

Keratosis pilaris consists of small, rough, white or reddish bumps or patches on the skin. Read about the causes, symptoms and treatment here.

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Vitiligo

Vitiligo can be challenging to live with, mainly because of the way the skin looks. However, people with vitiligo are usually in good health.

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Hives

Hives is a skin rash that can be triggered by a variety of things, including allergic reactions, medicines and heat. Learn to recognise the symptoms.

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healthdirect Symptom Checker

Watch this video about the inception and creation of the healthdirect Symptom Checker.

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Skin cancer and melanomas

Skin cancer is mainly caused by exposure to sun. Most skin cancers can be successfully treated if found early, but you need to know what to look for.

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Lipoma

Trusted information about lipoma, including symptoms, how it's diagnosed by health professionals and treatment options. Find out more about lipoma by reading our trusted partner content.

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