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Fifth disease (Slapped cheek disease)

Trusted information on fifth disease (also known as slapped cheek disease) including what it is, causes, symptoms, prevention, plus links to trusted resources.

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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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Molluscum contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin infection caused by a virus. Learn more about its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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Rheumatic fever

Links to trusted information about rheumatic fever.

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Moles

Moles are small marks that appear on your skin - but they need to be watched. Here’s how to check for them, what to look for and when to see a doctor.

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Staph skin infection

Information on staph skin infections, including the different types, treatment, prevention and when to get help, plus links to trusted resources.

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Impetigo

Impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection which causes sores and blisters. It's very common and affects mainly children.

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Warts and verrucas

Warts are small, harmless lumps of skin caused by the human papilloma virus. Learn here about treatments and how to avoid spreading warts.

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Head lice

Head lice are tiny wingless insects that feed on blood by biting the skin. Although it commonly affects children, adults can also get it.

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Meningococcal disease

Meningococcal disease is a serious infection caused by Meningococcus bacteria. It can develop quickly, and it can be fatal. Learn about the bacteria and how it’s spread, common symptoms and when to seek medical attention.

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