What is isotretinoin? Isotretinoin is a medication used to treat acne that has not responded to other conventional treatments and is scarring or impacting a person’s physical, social and emotional […]

Irritant Contact Dermatitis (ICD)

What is it? Also known as…Contact Dermatitis or Skin Irritation What is irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?         Dermatitis is a very common, itchy red skin rash with a variety of types […]

Intralesional Steroids

What are they used for? Intralesional steroids are injected under the surface of the skin by the treating doctor. They include triamcinolone acetonide and betamethasone acetate. This treatment is chosen […]

Insect Bite Reactions

Examples of bites Insects are small animals with six legs and a hard protective outer shell called an exoskeleton. Most insects have wings and antennae. They belong to the Phylum Arthropoda which […]

Infantile Haemangiomas

What is it? Also known as…Strawberry Birthmarks What are Infantile Haemangiomas? Infantile haemangiomas are the most common benign growths of infancy and childhood, affecting 2.6¬ to 4% of babies by […]


What is it? Also known as…School Sores What is Impetigo? Impetigo is an infection of the skin that can be passed from person to person. It can affect skin that […]

Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy

What is it? Also known as … Recurrent Cholestasis of Pregnancy, Obstetric Cholestasis, Cholestasis of Pregnancy, Recurrent Jaundice of Pregnancy, Cholestatic Jaundice of Pregnancy, Idiopathic Jaundice of Pregnancy, Prurigo gravidarum, […]


Ichthyosis Also known as late onset ichthyosis, for more information please see Acquired Ichthyosis