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Psoriasis treatment options are improving

Researchers are learning more about psoriasis, which in turn is leading to a growing number of treatment options including topical medicines, phototherapy and other drugs.

Cold sores

Cold sores or fever blisters are small, painful, blisters or sores that appear on the lips. Read about the causes, prevention and remedies for this common viral infection.

How to lighten dark armpits

Daily shaving, waxing and deodorant use can irritate the sensitive skin of the armpits and even lead to dark discolouration of the skin. Here’s how to get rid avoid discolouration, itchiness and irritation.

Myths about acne

Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.

Eczema: ditch the itch

Unpredictable, unsightly and often unbearable, eczema can make your life a misery. Here’s how to get this skin condition under control.


Leprosy is an infectious disease that has been known since biblical times. It is characterised by disfiguring skin sores, nerve damage, and progressive debilitation.

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Dr Suretha Kannenberg holds a degree in Medicine and a Masters in Dermatology from the University of Stellenbosch.

She currently runs a dermatology practice in Cape Town’s northern suburbs and her specialities include eczema, childhood skin conditions and acne.

She also has a passion for enhancing natural beauty through cosmetic procedures.

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