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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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]