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A-Z OF SKIN

Search our A to Z of Skin to find out more about common skin conditions and problems, their symptoms, causes and how they are diagnosed and treated. You can search by both common and medical names, or by medicine or treatment name.

Both common and medical names have been included to help your search, as well as the names of medications and treatments. There are also a number of cosmetic topics which explain the latest treatments for cosmetic concerns related to the skin. Our thanks go to the many College dermatologists have contributed to the information on this site.

The information provided in the A-Z of Skin is a general guide only and does not replace individual medical advice. Please speak to your doctor for advice about your situation. The ACD is not liable for any consequences arising from relying on this information.

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  • Vascular Lasers

    “LASER” stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Vascular lasers selectively target unwanted or abnormal blood vessels in the skin, whilst minimising damage to surrounding normal skin structures.

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  • Verrucae vulgaris or papillomas

    Verrucae vulgaris or papillomas also known as warts, are abnormal growths of the skin and mucosa caused by an infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV).

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  • Verrucous Dermatitis

    Also known as … Chromoblastomycosis, Chromomycosis, Cladosporiosis, Fonseca’s Disease, Pedroso’s Disease.

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  • Vesicular eczema of palms and soles

    Vesicular eczema of palms and soles also known as pompholyx, is an often recurrent and frequently extremely itchy disorder characterised by tiny blisters and bumps on the sides of fingers, toes, palms and soles.

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  • Viral Exanthems: Roseola

    Also known as ... Sixth Disease, Roseola Infantum, Exanthema Subitum or Three-day Fever. Roseola is a viral disease that commonly affects infants and toddlers.

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  • Vitiligo

    Vitiligo is a relatively common condition in which the skin is unable to produce pigment.  Pigment forming cells (melanocytes) are destroyed and the skin becomes white.

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