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Skin conditions


Acne is a common condition that causes spots or pimples on your skin. Learn more about acne, what causes it and how you can treat acne here.


Cellulitis is an infection of your skin and the tissues directly beneath it. It often affects your lower leg, but can occur on any part of your body.

Cold sores

Cold sores are blister-like spots that appear in or around the mouth. Find out about prevention, common triggers, treatment and self-care options.

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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.

Erythema nodosum

Erythema nodosum is a skin condition consisting of a lumpy, red rash, usually on the lower legs, that can be painful. Learn more here.


Hives is a skin rash that may be triggered by an infection or allergy. Learn more about hives rash (urticaria) it’s causes, symptoms and treatment.

Heat rash

Heat rash is also called sweat rash and prickly heat. Heat rash is itchy, with small red spots. Learn more about how to treat heat rash.

Itchy skin

Itchy skin, or pruritis, is a common irritation. It can be very frustrating. Understand different types of itchy skin and how to ease your discomfort.

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.


Milia are tiny, white lumps that can appear on the face of newborn babies, young children and adults. Learn about different types and treatments.


Moles are pigmented skin marks, which may be harmless or may develop into skin cancer. Read about what to look for, and when to see a doctor.

Molluscum contagiosum

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

Nappy rash

Most babies will get nappy rash at some point in their first 18 months. Find out more, including how to recognise, treat and prevent nappy rash.

Pityriasis rosea

Pityriasis rosea is mild skin disorder that causes a pink, scaly inflamed skin rash. Learn more about its signs, symptoms and treatment.


Psoriasis is a long-term skin condition that can also affect the joints. While psoriasis can't be fully cured, there are several treatment options.


Rashes can be red, pink, purple, flat or bumpy, itchy, scaley or pus filled. Read on to learn about the causes and management of various rashes.


Rosacea causes redness, flushing, and sometimes pimples and pustules, on your face. Find out about rosacea’s symptoms, triggers and treatments.


Scabies is caused by a tiny bug that burrows under your skin, causing intense itching and sometimes a rash. Read more about scabies and its treatment.

Seborrhoeic dermatitis

Seborrhoeic dermatitis can occur on the scalp, face or torso or in areas that produce an oily substance known as sebum. Learn more about it here.


Shingles is a painful rash caused by the chickenpox virus. Here's how to recognise the symptoms, prevent shingles and get the best treatment for you.

Skin tags (acrochordons)

Skin tags are small growths on the skin. Most are harmless and generally don’t cause pain, but if one is bothering you, ask your doctor about removal.


Tinea is a common fungal skin infection. Learn about the causes, types - such as athlete's foot and jock itch - and tinea treatment and symptoms.

How to treat warts

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


Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition that causes pale or white patches on the skin. Learn more about its causes, symptoms and treatment.

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