Skin & Hair

Athlete’s foot

Athlete’s foot is a common skin infection of the feet caused by a fungus. The fungus causes an itchy, red

Jock itch (tinea cruris)

Jock itch (also known as tinea cruris or ringworm) is a common fungal infection of the groin, upper thighs or

Cold sores overview

What is a cold sore? A cold sore is a skin infection that is caused by a virus called herpes

Video: The ABCDE of skin cancer

Video transcript 2162 Australians died from skin cancer in 2015. 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer


Sunburn is literally a burn to the skin from the sun, however, it occurs more slowly than other types of


What are bedsores? Bedsores (or pressure sores, pressure areas or pressure ulcers) are skin ulcers that are caused by prolonged

Neurofibromatosis type 1

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a relatively common inherited condition affecting approximately one in 3000 people. It is caused by

Oral thrush

Oral thrush is an infection caused by the yeast-like fungus Candida albicans, or sometimes by other types of Candida, that


What is shingles? Shingles is a painful rash, usually taking several weeks to settle, that occurs most often on one

Toenail problems

No-one likes to talk about it, but many people experience fungal and nail infections. Read on to see how to

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