Seborrhoeic Dermatitis and Cradle Cap

What is it? Seborrhoeic dermatitis is inflammation of the skin that usually occurs on areas of the body such as the head and trunk where there are a greater number of oil glands. The condition can occur in the first year of life when it is called “cradle cap” or develops from puberty onwards. Mild […]

Seborrhoeic Keratoses

What is it? Also known as … Age Warts, Senile Warts, Brown Warts Seborrhoeic Keratoses are benign “wart-like” growths on the skin. Seborrhoeic Keratoses affect all racial groups and most commonly appear after the age of 40 years although some people may develop them earlier. They are often considered unsightly in appearance. What causes it? […]

Sweet’s Syndrome

What is it? Also known as … Acute Febrile Neutrophilic Dermatosis, Gomm-Button Disease What is it? Sweet’s syndrome is an uncommon condition named after the English dermatologist, Dr Robert Sweet, who first described it in 1964. Sweet’s syndrome usually presents with fever, a rise in white blood cells, raised red skin rashes and neutrophils (pus […]

Sixth Disease

Also known as … Viral Exanthems: Roseola, Roseola Infantum, Exanthema Subitum or Three-day Fever. Roseola is a viral disease that commonly affects infants and toddlers. More

Subcision

What is it? Subcision is a surgical procedure for the treatment of acne, traumatic and surgical scars. This method ‘releases’ scar tissue attached to deeper structures. This procedure is often combined with other scar revision procedures including lasers, peels, energy devices, dermal fillers & fat transfer. Surgical subcision was first reported in 1995 by two […]

Solar keratoses

Solar keratoses also known as Actinic keratoses are pre-cancerous lesions that develop on sun-exposed areas of skin. They most commonly appear as rough, dry and scaly patches on the skin. MORE

Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn

What is it? Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn is a type of fat inflammation (panniculitis). It is a rare and transient condition that results in the development of red, firm and deep lumps in the fatty layer of the skin. Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn typically affects full-term neonates in the first 2-3 […]

Skin tags

What is it? Also known as acrochordons. Skin tags are harmless growths that hang from the surface of your skin. They range in size from 1mm to 1cm and are made of collagen fibres and blood vessels surrounded by skin. Skin tags tend to form in places where skin rubs together. They are commonly found […]

Shingles

Shingles Also known as herpes zoster, varicella zoster What is shingles? Shingles is a localised, blistering, red and painful rash. It can involve the chest, neck, abdomen, face or ear canal and central nervous system. What causes shingles? Shingles is caused by the reactivation of the varicella virus, the same virus responsible for chicken pox. […]