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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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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 are moulds called? There are many types of moulds of which the most common are cladosporium, alternia and aspergillus species. Are they dangerous? Most are harmless to humans but if found in large amounts then they can cause allergies and breathing difficulties. Where are moulds found in the...

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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 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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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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