Skin disorders

The skin is the body’s largest organ and makes up about one seventh of its weight. A healthy skin protects the body from injuries, dehydration, heat and cold, ultraviolet light and germs. It is also responsible for our sense of touch and pain.

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  • Styes and chalazia (inflammation of the eyelid)

    Styes and chalazia (inflammation of the eyelid)

    Styes and chalazia are common and can occur at any age. The eyelid is swollen because a gland at the edge of the eyelid has become inflamed. If bacte...

  • Cold sores

    Cold sores

    Cold sores lead to the formation of painful blisters around the lips, typically only on one side of the mouth. People who have had a cold sore in the...

  • Seborrheic dermatitis

    Seborrheic dermatitis

    Seborrheic dermatitis is a non-infectious skin condition. It leads to scaly patches of skin with oily dandruff-like flakes, especially on the face an...

  • Hair loss in chemotherapy

    Hair loss in chemotherapy

    Cancer treatments can have serious side effects. Many people find chemotherapy-related hair loss on their scalp and body to be especially upsetting. ...

  • Corns


    Corns develop when an area of skin is repeatedly exposed to pressure or rubbing over a long period of time. They mainly occur on your toes and on the...

  • Acne


    Most teenagers will have pimples at some point. Severe acne can be very distressing. But there are a number of things that can help, although it usua...