Learn all about the various problems you might encounter with your skin, from acne to warts.
Acne The underlying cause of acne is an increase in production of androgen hormones and increased sensitivity of androgen receptors.
Acne overview Acne, a condition in which your skin gets greasy, its pores get blocked and you get blackheads, pimples or cysts, usually gets better over time but can be treated with various medicines.
Acne treatments There are a number of acne medications available through your doctor or pharmacist that can help treat and prevent acne.
Acne: skin care while using acne treatments Dryness is expected when using many acne treatments, and usually means that the treatments are working. Find out about correct skin care when you are using acne treatments.
Bedsores Bedsores, or pressure sores or pressure ulcers, are skin ulcers caused by prolonged pressure on the skin. Find out about risk factors, treatment and prevention.
Blisters A blister is a lump filled with fluid that appears when the skin's outer layer is injured. Find out the common causes and what to do when you have a blister.
Boils Boils or skin abscesses are inflamed and pus-filled areas of skin that look like oversized pimples. Find out about symptoms, treatment and prevention.
Botox injections Botox injections are used as a treatment for wrinkles, crows feet and facial lines, and also for certain medical conditions.
Chilblains The basic cause of chilblains is sensitivity to cold. Find out more about the symptoms and how to treat chilblains.
Childhood rashes Distinguish between the common childhood rashes of rubella, measles, chickenpox and fifth disease and find out how long your child is infectious for.
Cold sore infections Cold sore infections are caused by herpes simplex type 1 virus, a virus that remains in your body once you have been infected by it. It can be triggered by stress, fatigue or exposure to sun.
Cold sore treatments Cold sores can be treated using antiviral medications, and the pain relieved by using analgesic products.
Cold sores Cold sores usually appear around the mouth and are caused by a virus known as herpes simplex type I.
Cold sores overview A cold sore is a skin infection that is caused by the herpes simplex type 1 virus.
Contact dermatitis Contact dermatitis is the result of of direct contact with a trigger substance, such as a chemical or produce such as a detergent.
Impetigo Impetigo - sometimes called school sores - is a very contagious skin infection. It is most common in children and infants.
Itch Itching (medical term pruritus) can be one of the most distressing physical sensations we experience.
Laser therapy Laser therapy is used as a treatment for a wide range of skin and cosmetic conditions, including signs of ageing, tattoo removal and hair removal.
Lasers Lasers are devices that produce an intense beam of light and can be used in many forms of medical treatment.
Lichen sclerosus Lichen sclerosus is an uncommon cause of vulval itch that occurs mainly after the menopause, and can be treated with steroid creams.
Nappy rash treatments Nappy rash can be treated using a number of different over the counter medications, depending on the cause. These include barrier creams, anti-fungal preparations and products containing hydrocortisone.
Neurofibromatosis type 1 Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a relatively common inherited condition affecting approximately one in 3000 people. It is also known as von Recklinghausen`s disease.
Port wine stains Port wine stains are birthmarks made up of tiny blood vessels. They are relatively common, occurring in 3 out of every 1000 babies.
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