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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. Many College dermatologists have contributed to the information on this site.

The process has been overseen by a committee of dermatologists to ensure that the final versions are both accurate and user friendly. Particular thanks go to Dr Pam Brown, Dr Peter Berger, Dr Davin Lim, Dr Michelle Rodrigues, Dr Yin Vun, Conjoint Associate Prof Orli Wargon and Dr Eleni Yiasemides (Chair). The A to Z information is regularly updated. Please check back on a regular basis for updates and the addition of new topics.

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  • Warts

    Warts are abnormal growths of the skin and mucosa caused by an infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV).

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  • Well’s Syndrome

    Also known as … Eosinophilic Cellulitis. Well’s Syndrome is a rare inflammatory skin disease which tends to come and go over many years. It can sometimes be confused for cellulitis, an infection of the skin.

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  • White stretch marks

    Stretch marks are extremely common, affecting over 70% of the population. There are two types of stretch marks - striae rubra (red or new stretch marks) and striae alba (white or old stretch marks). New stretch marks are more responsive to treatment than old stretch marks.

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