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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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Dr Suretha Kannenberg holds a degree in Medicine and a Masters in Dermatology from the University of Stellenbosch. She is employed as a consultant dermatologist by Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, where she is involved in clinical duties and the training of medical students and dermatology residents. Her areas of interest and research include vitiligo, eczema and acne. She also performs limited private practice work in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town in general and cosmetic dermatology.

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