skin

Does having red hair and moles multiply skin cancer risk?

Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world – more than 2000 Australians die from the condition

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

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.

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

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