T 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.

 

  • T-cell lymphoma

    T-cell lymphoma also known as mycosis fungoides is a rare skin condition caused by the presence of abnormal white blood cells within the skin. Most cases of mycosis fungoides are not life-threatening ...

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  • Tattoo removal

    A tattoo is made up of granules of pigment that are much smaller than a human cell. White blood cells known as macrophages typically ingest and remove cellular debris, and foreign matter as part of th...

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  • Telangiectases

    Telangiectases are superficial blood vessels, which are visible with the naked eye. The majority can be improved with laser treatment or sclerotherapy.

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  • Telogen effluvium

    Telogen effluvium results when the normal ratio of growing and resting hairs is altered, and the percentage of hair follicles in telogen is increased. The hair shedding is usually noted 3 to 4 months ...

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  • Tetracyclines

    Tetracyclines are a class of antibiotics (including tetracycline, doxycycline and minocycline) which are used to treat skin infections. Because of their anti-inflammatory properties, they are also use...

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  • Tinea capitis

    Tinea capitis is a fungal infection of the scalp and hair. It most commonly affects children between three to seven years of age but adults can also be affected.

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  • Tinea versicolor

    Tinea versicolor also known as pityriasis versicolor is a common skin rash in puberty and early adult life but can occur in infants. It is more common in warm humid environments and may be seasonal.

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  • Topical steroids

    Many skin conditions can be treated with topical steroids which act by reducing inflammation. As topical steroids are applied directly to affected areas of skin, the risk of internal side effects is m...

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  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)

    Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) are extremely rare, sudden onset, often life-threatening reactions to medications occurring in the skin and the linings of the mouth...

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  • Toxic pustuloderma

    Toxic pustuloderma also known as Acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a rare skin condition triggered predominantly by medications (incidence 3 to 5:1,000,000 per year), mainly in adul...

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  • Trabecular cell carcinoma of the skin

    Trabecular cell carcinoma of the skin also known as merkel cell carcinoma, is a very uncommon type of aggressive skin cancer.  It presents most commonly in elderly fair-skinned individuals, particula...

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  • Traction Alopecia

    Traction alopecia is the name given to a type of hair loss most commonly seen in people with skin of colour (pigmented skin).  In its earliest stages hair loss may be reversible. Without treatment ho...

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  • Transient acantholytic dermatosis

    Transient acantholytic dermatosis also known as Grover’s disease, is a skin condition where red spots and small lumps develop most commonly in the sun-damaged skin of the front and back of the uppe...

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  • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

    Tuberous sclerosis complex is a genetic disorder that can affect multiple organs including the skin, brain, kidneys, heart and lungs.

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