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How to treat Psoriasis What is Psoriasis?  Psoriasis is a chronic (long term) skin condition that causes areas of the skin to become thickened, red, and scaly (described as "plaques"). It affects men and women, across all ethnicities, occurring more commonly in adults than children. The peak ages of [...]

2021-03-23T14:18:13+00:00 By aCalalesina|Psoriasis|

Painful fingers in the winter? It could be Chilblains

Painful fingers in winter? It could be Chilblains What are Chilblains? Chilblains are caused by repeated exposure to cold air, leading to inflammation of the small blood vessels in the skin. Symptoms of Chilblains include itch, swelling, pain, redness and occasionally blistering of the fingers or toes. How long [...]

Why is Eczema worse in winter?

Why does Eczema get worse in winter? What is Eczema? Eczema is inflamed skin.  It can be difficult to distinguish from other skin conditions. Symptoms include: Redness Itch Dryness Weeping and crusting Thickened scaly & cracked skin (if longstanding) Skin infections Click here to request a medical [...]

What’s the best treatment for smelly feet?

What's the best treatment for smelly feet? What causes smelly feet? The medical word for smelly feet is “Bromodosis”. It can happen to absolutely anyone. There are several causes of smelly feet. Three of the commonest causes of smelly feet are: Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis) Pitted keratolysis - this is commoner in men. Bacteria [...]

Scabies- symptoms, diagnosis & treatment

Scabies- symptoms, diagnosis & treatment What is Scabies? Scabies is a highly contagious skin infestation, caused by a tiny mite, called Sarcoptes scabeii. Due to its small size (2-4mm), it’s difficult to see without magnification. The mites form burrows in the skin where they lay their eggs, leading to [...]

Chicken Pox- symptoms, treatment & key facts

Chicken Pox spread symptoms vaccine treatment Chicken Pox is a viral infection, caused by the Varicella Zoster Virus, which is a type of herpes virus. Children in Australia are routinely immunised against Chicken Pox at 18 months, as part of a 4 in 1 vaccine with the MMR [...]

School sores- causes,symptoms & treatment

What are School Sores and how are they treated? symptoms spread diagnosis treatment What are school sores (impetigo)? School sores, also referred to as Impetigo, is a bacterial skin infection which leads to spots or lesions on the skin. These sores may appear as blisters [...]

Urticaria– causes & treatment of “hives”

Urticaria- what causes hives and how is it treated? what is urticaria? Causes Treatment Tests What is Urticaria? Urticaria (commonly known as “hives”) is a common itchy rash- around 20% of people get it at some point in life. It usually leads to raised pink itchy skin lesions, [...]