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  • Boils


    A boil is an inflamed swelling normally caused by infection to the hair follicle. Read more →

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    Lymphogranuloma Venereum

    A sexually transmitted infection affecting the lymph glands in the genital area. It is caused by a specific strain of Chlamydia. Read more →

  • Milia Eyes

    Milia Eyes

    Milia are small white spots that usually appear around the eyes and eyelids. Read more →

  • Pilonidal sinus

    Pilonidal Sinus

    This condition is more common than some might think, and is caused when a small tunnel or cleft develops under the skin at the base of the spine. Read more →

  • Piercing

    Problem Piercings

    People have been piercing their bodies for thousands of years, but whilst modern day teenagers are more likely to be doing it to make a fashion statement than to intimidate their enemies, the potential health problems are much the same. Read more →

  • Shingles


    Shingles is a skin rash that is caused by the chickenpox virus, and is part of the herpes family of viruses. Read more →

  • Sebaceous Cyst

    You’re nothing special – most people will get an epidermoid cyst at some point in their life but these smooth round lumps, commonly found on the scalp, neck, face, chest and upper back can often, quite understandably, cause alarm. Read more →

  • Otitis Externa

    Otitis Externa

    Otitis externa is an infection of ear canal that is often referred to as swimmers ear. Read more →

  • Picture of Pyoderma Gangrenosum

    Pyoderma Gangrenosum

    Pyoderma Gangrenosum, or PG, is an extremely rare condition involving skin ulcers. Read more →

  • Hidradentitis suppurativa in the armpit

    Hidradenitis Suppurativa

    A chronic and stubborn disease centred on inflammation of the large specialised sweat glands (apocrine glands) that are found mainly in the armpits and groins. These areas show a distinctive mixture of boil-like lumps, areas leaking pus, and scarring. Read more →

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