A-Z of Conditions

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Acne

Full term is 'Acne Vulgaris' and this is one of the commonest conditions which Dermatologists are asked to see. The full medical term is acne vulgaris and this is one of the commonest conditions which Dermatologists are asked to see. Acne is a common skin problem that some Dermatologists believe that almost everyone suffers from […]

Actinic Keratosis

Also known as Solar Keratosis or sometimes "AKs". The term is pronounced - ak tin nik / keh rat toes sis. Actinic keratosis are scaley patches of different sizes appearing on skin which has been exposed to excess sunshine. A number of them - if left untreated will progress into squamous cell carcinomas. Treatment is […]

Allergy

Allergic rashes, hives, urticaria, etc are a major problem world wide. Allergic rashes, hives, urticaria, etc are a major problem world wide. Here we hope to gove you some kind of insight into certain rashes and help you with information and advice about your problem. Dont forget - if you do not know what your […]

Alopecia

This is the medical term for hair loss - there are many different types of hair loss resulting from a wide variety of different conditions. Alopecia simply means "Hair Loss" and can include simple male-pattern baldness but also many other skin diseases affecting the scalp and leading to this problem. Androgenetic Alopecia Androgentic Alopecia describes […]

Androgenetic Alopecia

This means hair loss due to male-pattern baldness and is seen in both men but also in post menopausal women . Hair Loss This term describes normal hair loss which occurs in men from early adult life and in women from the menopausal years. In other words, both men and women lose their hair as […]

Alopecia Areata

Very smooth patches of hair loss affecting the scalp or beard areas and often moving from site to site. This can affect patients of any age and often shows smooth patches of hair loss possibly progressing to bigger patches. Alopecia Areata describes a condition where bald patches of smooth skin appear in the scalp. These […]

Age Spots

Also known as Solar Lentigos or Liver Spots -Exaggerated brown freckles typically occuring on the face or the backs of the hands The term is pronounced - ak tin nik / keh rat toes sis. Actinic keratosis are scaley patches of different sizes appearing on skin which has been exposed to excess sunshine. A number […]

Athletes Foot

Scaly itchy rash often between the toes sometimes known as "Tinea" which represents a fungal infection of the skin. Tinea refers to a fungal infection of the skin the most common of which is athletes foot but this can occur on other body sites as well. Fungal infections of the skin can take on many […]

Atopic

The disorders of asthma, eczema and hay fever This term can refer to many conditions The disorders of asthma, eczema and hay fever are classified together as the atopic disorders and are strongly genetically linked running in families and being passed down the generations. by Dr John Ashworth
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