F Skin topics

The A to Z of Skin information has been developed to help you understand more about common skin conditions and problems, and how these may be treated.

 

  • Fabry disease

    Fabry disease is a rare genetic condition, belonging to a group of diseases called lysosomal storage disease

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  • Female acne

    Female acne also known as adult acne, is acne that continues past the ages of 18 to 20 or starts in the early 20s in individuals who may not have had a previous problem with acne.

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  • Female pattern hair loss (FPHL)

    Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is the term used to describe genetic hair thinning in females. This condition can affect women of any age but is more common after menopause. Around 40% of women show s...

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  • Fifth disease

    Fifth disease also known as erythema infectiosum is usually a harmless childhood viral infection characterised by a classic slapped-cheek appearance or a lacy patterned rash. The infection can be asso...

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  • Flushing

    Flushing is a term used to describe transient and episodic reddening of the skin. It occurs most commonly on the face and neck but less conspicuous changes may occur over the entire body.

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  • Follicular Degeneration Syndrome

    Follicular degeneration syndrome also known as Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) is a chronic and progressive type of scarring alopecia that results in permanent hair loss. CCCA most c...

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  • Follicular lichen planus

    Follicular lichen planus also known as lichen planopilaris (LPP), is a rare inflammatory scalp disorder characterised by scarring alopecia (permanent hair loss) with several different patterns.

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  • Follicular mucinosis

    Follicular mucinosis is a rare disorder affecting hair-bearing skin, most commonly on the scalp, head and neck. The name of the condition comes from the accumulation of mucin (jelly-like, semi-liquid ...

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  • Folliculitis

    Folliculitis means inflammation of the hair follicle. It is caused by infection, physical injury or chemical irritation. This results in a painful red spot, usually with an overlying pustule and centr...

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  • Folliculitis barbae traumatica

    Folliculitis barbae traumatica also known as Pseudofolliculitis barbae is a chronic inflammation of hair-bearing areas of the skin caused by ingrown hairs that develop after shaving or plucking.

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  • Folliculitis decalvans

    Folliculitis decalvans is an uncommon inflammatory scalp condition which can result in destruction of hair follicles and permanent loss of hair. The condition predominantly affects young and middle-ag...

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  • Folliculitis Keloidalis Nuchae

    Folliculitis Keloidalis Nuchae also known as Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects hair follicles on the back of the neck. AKN is most commonly seen in men of A...

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  • Forefoot dermatitis

    Forefoot dermatitis also known as juvenile plantar dermatosis, is a skin condition where there is cracking and peeling of the weight-bearing areas of the soles.

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