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Scabies is a common skin condition which results in a red, intensely itchy rash. It's a highly contagious condition, and can spread easily.
There are a wide variety of germs that can cause skin infections. The most common conditions are caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
The term Dermatitis is used to describe a number of skin irritations and rashes characterised by inflammation of the skin.
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition causing facial redness that looks like a blush or sunburn, and doesn’t go away. It affects the ti..
Thanks to my dear little four-year-old niece, who pretty much lived in her plastic outdoor swimming pool in Auckland over this hot summer, I know al..
Our body’s way of cooling us down when we get hot, stressed or after exercising is to sweat. Sweat is a weak, salty solution produced in sweat gla..
Also known as impetigo, school sores are a common bacterial infection mainly affecting school-age children and more common in warmer months of the y..
Now that summer is finally here, prickly heat or sweat rash can sometimes make life a little uncomfortable. When we are hot, our bodies activate our..
Warts and verrucas appear as small lumps on the skin and range in size from 1mm up to around 1cm. They can appear on their own or in clusters, with ..
Chilblains (also known as pernio or perniosis) are itchy, sore, red or purple bumps that occur on the skin as a reaction to cold. Painful inflammati..
SymptomsNormal skin cells begin deep within the skin. They slowly rise to the surface where they die and fall off. This whole process takes about a ..
Do you have problems with smelly feet in summer? So do lots of people.
Sweat glands are over most of your body but mainly the palms of the ha..
Chat to most acne sufferers, and they’ll most likely tell you that it is a complicated condition to treat and often a stressful journey trying to ..
Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. Anyone who has previously had chicken pox – and most of us caught ..
As the weather continues to become warmer we see more people coming into the pharmacy to ask for help with their fungal infections. Fungi are like mus..
Acne is a very common skin condition – in fact most people will be affected by it at some stage in their lives.
Sunlight damages skin. Areas most exposed (the hands, forearms, face and neck) are the most damaged and this damage can lead to skin cancer.
The condition of your skin can tell you a lot about your state of health, even your state of mind. Most skin problems happen either when...
Skin is your barrier against the outside world. It protects your organs and immune system from bacteria and disease...
Shingles begins with the sensation of burning or tingling on or under the skin. Up to a week later the rash appears...
Just visible to the naked eyes, the pregnant female itch mite Sarcoptes Scabiei burrows a tunnel into the skin of her human host before...
Most commonly, affected skin takes on a scaly appearance with silvery dry, scaly skin flakes forming an angry, red, inflamed patch of skin.
Melanoma is deservedly the most feared of the skin cancers, with nearly 3000 New Zealanders diagnosed every year.
The most common types of fungal infections are caused by a mould-like fungus in the outer layers of the skin, usually on the arms, legs...
Inflammation of the skin is it’s way of reacting to an irritant or allergen and can occur anywhere in the body.
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