What is a blister? A blister is a lump filled with fluid that appears when the skin’s outer layer is

Acne overview

Acne is a very common skin problem that usually happens in your teens. When you have acne, your skin gets

Acne treatments

There is a number of acne treatments available through your doctor or pharmacist that can help treat and prevent acne.


Itching, also known as pruritus, can be one of the most distressing physical sensations we experience. Most of the time,

Contact dermatitis

Dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), is a common problem which affects most people at some time. It usually results in

MRSA superbug infections rising in kids with eczema

Superbug infections are rising dramatically among children with atopic dermatitis (eczema) Australian research shows. A 15-year study has found the

Rosacea linked to increased risk of dementia

Rosacea is associated with an increased risk of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to a large


Paronychia is an inflammation of the skin bordering a fingernail or toenail. This inflammation can be classified as acute or

Corns and calluses

Calluses and corns are raised areas of local thickening of the surface layer of the skin. This layer is known

Heat rash or prickly heat

Prickly heat, or heat rash, is an itchy skin rash with small red spots all over the affected areas. It

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