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Sunshine Sensitivity

See Photo Sensitivity. An exaggerated tendency to easy sunburn This refers to a situation where the sufferer is unduly sensitive to sunshine and can come out in either a red rash or even a severe eczema only at the sites of sunshine exposure. For example, where the skin is protected by layers of underwear, it […]

Scabies

A widespread itchiness of the skin usually associated with patchy tiny red irritated lesions scattered widely around the body. Scabies is a very common skin infection which leads to itch and finally leads to eczema. Fairly close physical contact between people is required for transmission. There is often a history of a close personal contact […]

Seborrhoeic Dermatitis

A type of red irritated dermatitis usually affecting the centre of the body from the eyebrows down the nose and sometimes on to the centre of the upper face and body. A type of red irritated dermatitis usually affecting the centre of the body from the eyebrows down the nose and sometimes on to the […]

Seborrhoeic Keratosis

Benign Warty Brown marks on the skin . Benign Warty Brown marks on the skin Warty brown lesions on the skin like barnacles stuck on the hull of a boat. Pale brown or sometimes darker brown warty lesions which look a bit like a cauliflower under magnification. Sometimes patients get a very large number of […]

Shaving rash

See Follicitis. Folliculitis is the medical term commonly referred to as Shaving Rash. Folliculitis refers to redness or even yellow heads appearing within the openings on the skin through which the normal hairs are growing. This typically affects the shaving area of men but can affect the legs in men and women and is due […]

Shingles

A potentially very painful blistering condition affecting the face or body and caused by a virus affecting the nerve endings in the skin. See Herpes Zoster. Shingles This condition most commonly affects the ill or the elderly patient. It is usually on one side of the body only for example one side of the face […]

Skin Allergy

This comes in many different forms and can be generated by either outside skin contact or internal eating or drinking of something creating the allergy. This comes in many different forms and can be generated by either outside skin contact or internal eating or drinking of something creating the allergy. Skin allergy comes in two […]

Skin Cancer

Please see the 3 commonest - Melanoma , Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma .

Skin Tags

Tiny little growths of skin often under the armpits or beneath the breasts. Skin Out Growths Tiny out growths of skin typically under the armpits which require minor surgical removal. Removal is easy but usually requires a local anesthetic procedure after an expert consultation. by Dr John Ashworh

Solar Lentigo

Also known as Age Spots or liver spots - Exaggerated brown freckles typically occuring on the face or the backs of the hands Skin disease indicates to over-exposure to sunshine These conditions have something in common with standard lentigo and also something in common with actinic keratosis They do indicate over exposure to sunshine and […]
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