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Scaly Skin

There are lots of possible reasons why your skin might look scaly. This is definitely a problem to see your…

If the simple measures given in itching: what you can do, do not control the itching, you should see your…

Itching – What You Can Do

Break the scratching habit. You know you are doing it but cannot stop. This is quite a common problem. We…

Is there anything to see? Maybe there is a rash that is red and/or scaly, or maybe there are itchy…

Itching

Itching is a distressing symptom. A survey of people with eczema showed that they minded more about the itching than…

Dry, Flaky Skin

Your skin may be flaky because it is too dry. This is a particular problem as we get older (MIMS…

Boils

Boils are caused by bacteria, which gain entry to your skin at the root of a hair. Each of the…

Belly Button Discharge

The belly button can easily become infected by Candida, or other fungi – it is just the sort of warm,…

Armpit Boils

Armpit boils can be caused by a condition called ‘hidradenitis suppurativa’, which affects about 1-4% of the population. In fact,…

Liver Spots

‘Liver spots’ are like large freckles on the backs of the hands. They are sometimes also called ‘age spots’, but…

Skin Tags

As we get older, we often develop small skin tags. About 50–60% of people over the age of 50 have…

Preventing Skin Ageing

Stop smoking. One study found that wrinkles are five times more likely in smokers than non-smokers. The skin on the…

Ageing Skin

It is sad that natural changes in the skin as we grow older are often considered unacceptable and embarrassing. In…

Acne and Scarring

Severe acne can leave scars. Some will fade with time, but many remain a permanent reminder of previous acne. Various…

Acne and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant or intend to get pregnant, you and your doctor will have to consider your treatment options…

See your doctor about acne Do not feel shy about seeing your doctor. Most doctors are now sympathetic and helpful…

Be patient. Acne improves slowly even with the most powerful treatments from your doctor. Do not expect much improvement in…

Acne is caused by not washing properly. False. Washing is irrelevant, although over-washing, especially with abrasive products, can sometimes make…

Why Some People Get Acne

Normal hormone changes at puberty. A change in hormones occurs just before puberty in boys and girls. This is quite…

Acne and Spots

The skin is covered in hundreds of microscopic hair follicles, often known as pores, and many of these, especially on…