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Acne

Acne is a condition causing spots and painful bumps on the skin, also known as pimples. Acne...

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection. The infected area may be swollen, red, hot and tender. Common...

Corns and calluses

Corns and calluses are patches of thick, hard skin. They usually form on feet and toes but...

Eczema (Atopic dermatitis)

Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is dry and irritated skin. Eczema often appears on the face, neck,...

Hives (Urticaria)

Hives (urticaria) is a type of itchy skin rash. The raised bumps (wheals) appear when skin cells...

Pruritus

Pruritus is the medical word for itchy skin. There are many reasons why your skin can itch....

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a type of skin condition that usually appears as an elevated round or oval patch...

Rashes in children

A rash is a change in colour and texture of the skin. They can feel hot, itchy,...

Scabies

Scabies is a skin problem. It is caused by tiny mites. They burrow into the skin and...

Skin conditions in pregnancy

What are skin conditions in pregnancy? During pregnancy, your skin may change. It may become dry, red, itchy, darker, or...

Warts and verrucas

What are warts/verrucas? Warts and plantar warts (verrucas) are small, hard lumps on the skin. They are caused by a...

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