Skin Conditions

Treating acne

A closer look at acne

Acne is a skin problem that usually starts in the teenage years. Skin becomes greasy, skin pores become blocked and whiteheads, blackheads, pimples or cysts can develop.

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How scabies is treated

Why it’s important to treat scabies

Scabies (pronounced skay-bees) is a skin infection caused when a tiny insect (called a mite) burrows under the skin surface, causing a very itchy, tiny red rash on the arms and legs.

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Understanding shingles

What you need to know about shingles

Shingles is a painful, itchy skin rash that usually appears on the chest, but can also affect the trunk, back, legs or face.

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What causes warts

What’s a wart and how to treat them

Warts are very common and appear as small rough lumps or growths on the backs of fingers or toes, around the nails, and on the knees.

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Calluses and corns

Calluses and corns

Calluses and corns are caused by constant pressure or friction on an area of skin which causes the skin to form a hard, protective surface.

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Addressing eczema

Addressing eczema

Eczema is a common skin condition that causes redness, inflammation, dryness and itching of the skin.

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