Skin & Hair

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common wrist condition that causes persistent pain, tingling and numbness in the palm, fingers and

Urticaria (hives)

Urticaria is an itchy rash or skin eruption, characterised by weals (hives), which may occur anywhere on the body, or

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin, most commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) and Group A beta-haemolytic streptococcus

Video: How to treat head lice

Video: How to treat head lice

Some facts about head lice: Head lice (or nits) are small insects that breed and feed on the human scalp

Eczema

What is eczema? Eczema — also known as atopic dermatitis — is a type of chronic (ongoing or recurrent) skin

Melanoma

Melanoma is a form of skin cancer. Melanoma starts in melanocytes — tiny cells in the outer layer of skin

Skin cancer treatment options

Discussion of skin cancer is usually divided into melanoma (by far the most dangerous form) and the non-melanoma skin cancers,

Psoriasis

What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is a common skin condition with the main symptom being red, scaly patches that may be

Ringworm

What is ringworm? Ringworm (tinea) is a common skin condition caused by infection with what’s called a dermatophyte fungus. This

Fungal nail problems

Fungal nail infections, known to doctors as onychomycosis, can affect both toenails and fingernails, but toenail infections are more common.

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