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Eeuw - mites on your face!

You may not want to know it but your face is crawling with mites. They never leave, you got them from your parents, and they're having sex right in your follicles.

Psoriasis associated with depression

Although unable to determine which comes first, a research team concluded that having psoriasis was 'significantly associated' with also having major depression.

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.

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.

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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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