Skin Problems - Medic8 Health Guide

this section covers the common problems with skin.


acne is a distressing skin problem. this article covers the various forms of acne and the treatment options available.

an overview of shingles

shingles is a painful condition which mainly affects older people. this article outlines the treatment of the illness and its relationship to the chickenpox virus.


this article explains what the word means and gives a brief outline of some of the common types of biopsy.


boils can be painful and recurrent boils distressing.this article discusses the causes of various types of boils and describes practical and advanced treatment methods.

A guide to botox treatment


chickenpox is a common childhood illness. this article discusses treatment recommendations and provides information on a vaccine to prevent the illness.


this article outlines the causes ,prevention and treatment of this painful condition.

cold sores

cold sores are a common problem and this article provides suggestions on how to help limit outbreaks.

cradle cap

some parents can become anxious about this harmless condition. this article looks at the cause and how to remove it.


this article outlines what a cyst is and describes some of the common types.


dandruff can be itchy and embarrassing. simple management using over the counter shampoos usually works well. persistent and severe cases should be examined by a doctor to rule out other similar and related conditions.

excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

this is a distressing condition for which drug treatment may not help. this article reviews new keyhole surgery to stop perspiration on the face, hands and armpits.

A guide to Erysipelas


A guide to Eczema


this medicine is mainly used to treat skin and chest infections. this article profiles the drug, its uses and side effects.


impetigo is a contagious skin infection that is mainly found in children. this article looks at treatment and prevention of the condition.

isotretinoin (roaccutane)

this medicine is used to treat stubborn forms of acne, however it must be used carefully due to its side effect profile. this article profiles the drug and how it should be used.


measles is a common childhood illness but immunisation can help prevent it. this article looks at the symptoms, treatment and prevention of english measles.

molluscum contagiosum

molluscum contagiosum are spots which look like soft warts. the condition is more common among children. this article discusses the problem and how the lesions can be removed.

mouth ulcers

mouth ulcers are a common problem;this article outlines the common causes and offers some guidance on treatment.

nappy rash

nappy rash is a common and irritating problem in babies. this article looks at how to avoid nappy rash and what can to be done to help.

pityriasis rosea

this condition is characterised by a rash which can last for several weeks. this article looks at the problem.


psoriasis is a distressing skin condition, but there are treatments that can help. this article details what treatment is available, and current research being carried out.


this is a long term skin condition,usually affecting the face. this article outlines current understanding and treatment options.

systemic lupus erythematosus (sle)

sle is a rare autoimmune disorder which can cause inflammation of the skin and organs in the body. this article discusses the disease, common symptoms and what can be done to help manage the condition.

tattoo removal

this article looks at laser treatment to remove tattoos without scarring. it discusses the effectiveness of removing certain dyes and how many treatments may be necessary.


this is a condition characterised by white patches on the skin. the exact cause is unknown,but this article outlines current understanding and offers some guidance.


warts are a common problem. they can be removed although most will spontaneously disappear over time. this article details some of the removal methods.

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