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Molluscum contagiosum is a common and generally harmless condition that causes spots on the skin. It is most common in children and young adults.

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Warts are very common growths on the skin caused by an infection with a virus called human papilloma virus (HPV). They do not usually cause any problems but can sometimes catch on things (such as clothing), which can be painful. They sometimes make people feel embarrassed because of how they look....

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Atopic eczema is a very common skin condition due to skin inflammation. It may start at any age but the onset is often in childhood. 1 in every 5 children in the UK is affected by eczema at some stage. It may also start later in life in people who did not have atopic eczema… Continue Reading...

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Psoriasis is a common condition that causes areas of the skin to become inflamed, scaly and itchy. Psoriasis varies in different people, both in how extensive it is and what treatments help. Although there is no cure for psoriasis there are many types of treatments depending on where it is on the...

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What is isotretinoin? Isotretinoin is from a group of medicines known as retinoids used to treat many skin problems. They are taken from vitamin A. Isotretinoin can only be given by a dermatologist (a doctor who is trained in treating skin problems) and is given for over several months. Your GP...

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What are house dust mites? House dust mites are tiny bugs that live in the dust that builds up inside people’s homes. It is the proteins in their waste that causes the allergy. House dust mites do well in warm, damp, and humid environments and feed off dead skin cells from humans and animals....

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This resource is set of instructions for how to treat your child’s eczema. It is important to follow these instructions and have a routine to help your child’s skin and relive their symptoms. Bathing your child Add a capful of oil to the running water while filling the bath. Your child...

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What is camouflage cream? Skin camouflage cream is designed to reproduce the natural colour of skin which when applied following the steps below can last between 8 and 16 hours before you need to reapply it. The process to apply the cream is a simple 4 stage process: Cleanse It is important to...

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What is an infantile haemangioma? Infantile haemangioma is the most common blood vessel birth mark in infants. It appears shortly after birth and grows rapidly over a period of a few weeks to months. This phase is followed by a period of very slow reduction in the size of the birth mark and a...

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What are the main side effects of propranolol? Hypoglycaemia This means low blood sugar levels. The younger a child is the more important it is for them to have a regular intake of sugar. If your child is being sick, then a drink such as dioralyte can be used as this contains sugar and salt.…...

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What should I use to cleanse the nappy area with? To clean your baby’s nappy area, use an emollient (moisturiser) with the large cotton wool squares. This will not irritate sensitive skin or drag the skin. Should I use nappy wipes? No do not use nappy wipes. Any nappy wipes with perfume and...

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Cryotherapy works by freezing part of the skin with liquid nitrogen. As the frozen cells defrost they are killed and after a few days they will drop off. We can treat warts and skin tags with liquid nitrogen. Will it hurt? You may feel some stinging or a burning sensation during the treatment and...

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What are warts and verrucas? Warts and verrucas are a virus infection of the skin. Warts are raised growths, especially common on the hands. Verrucas are appear on the soles of the feet. How long do they last? Most warts and verrucas disappear on their own. In children, 50 percent of warts and...

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Who are the dermatologists? There are a few dermatologists: Professor Murphy Professor Cork Dr Hardcastle Dr Ramoutar Dr Sahib Dr King We also have Dr Moustafa who is an associate specialist who works alongside us at the Children’s Hospital. Are they based at Sheffield Children’s Hospital?...

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Why is my child coming to a minor operations clinic? The minor operations clinic deals with: moles which need to be removed skin biopsies removal of skin tags treatment of spider neavi You will already have had an initial consultation with your dermatologist before this date. Where does it take...

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What is eczema? Eczema (dermatitis) is a common condition in children which causes their skin to be dry, itchy or sore. Eczema can make the skin look a different colour. So it may cause lighter skin to look red and darker skins to look purple, grey or a darker brown. Eczema can happen anywhere...

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