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Psoriasis uncovered

An estimated 1 million South Africans suffer from psoriasis. Here is some more information this condition.

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.

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.


Rosacea is a fairly common chronic, inflammatory disease of the face. It is characterised by redness and red bumps on the cheeks and possibly the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose.


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


Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that causes scaling and inflammation, and may affect nails and joints. Get info on psoriasis causes, symptoms, treatment, prevention and types.


Impetigo is a fairly common and highly contagious superficial bacterial skin infection that affects children more than adults.

Dry skin

The skin's oil glands produce natural oil, which protects the skin against water loss. Dry skin (xerosis) can be the result when the oil is depleted.

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