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

Slip, slap, slop early to save your skin

Melanoma is a deadly skin cancer that usually, though not always, appears on parts of the body that have had

Children’s foot health

Children’s feet are not the same as adults’ feet. Babies’ and toddlers’ feet are soft and pliable because the bones

Pigeon toes

Intoeing, or ‘pigeon toes’, is a common problem in children. Children with pigeon toes have feet that point inwards (instead

Port wine stains

Port wine stains, or capillary vascular malformations, are birthmarks made up of tiny blood vessels. They are relatively common, occurring

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

What is hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is the condition of excessive sweating. Sweating is your body's normal mechanism to cool itself, but


What are warts? Warts are among the most common skin complaints. Warts are caused by the human papilloma viruses (HPV),

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