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Phantom vibration syndrome (PVS) refers to the false perception that one’s mobile phone or other technological device is vibrating when...
Cryotherapy is a minimally-invasive treatment that freezes skin surface lesions using extremely cold liquid or instruments (eg, liquid nitrogen).
An antiperspirant is a chemical agent that reduces perspiration or sweating.
Nodular prurigo (NP) or prurigo nodularis is a chronic skin condition characterised by very itchy firm lumps.
Defined by dermatitis on the feet caused by any footwear, shoe contact dermatitis may be an allergic or irritant reaction.
Pitted keratolysis, also known as ringed keratolysis, is a superficial bacterial skin infection characterised by crater-like pits and malodour.
Periorificial dermatitis is a common facial skin problem characterised by groups of itchy or tender small red papules.
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum refers to rare inherited conditions where abnormal calcification and mineralization of elastic fibres occurs.
A Becker naevus (nevus) is a late-onset birthmark characterised by a large brown patch and occurs mostly in males.
Angioedema is red painful swelling in the subcutaneous tissue, triggered by an allergic reaction or medication.
Cholinergic urticaria (heat bumps) is characterised by short-lived hives that occur due to sweating.
There are a spectrum of skin reactions following COVID-19 vaccination including local site reactions, urticaria, a delayed large local reaction...
Scabies is a very itchy rash caused by a parasitic mite that burrows in the skin surface.
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder leading to hair loss.
All modalities of anticancer therapy have the risk of causing substantial cutaneous toxicities that can seriously affect a patient’s quality...
November is World Diabetes Month.
A diabetic foot ulcer is a skin sore with full thickness skin loss often preceded by a haemorrhagic subepidermal blister.
Necrobiosis lipoidica is a rare granulomatous skin disorder typically described on the shin of diabetics.
The 8th of November is National Oral Health Day in New Zealand.
Transient lingual papillitis is a common painful inflammatory condition affecting one or several fungiform papillae on the tongue.
The 3rd of November is World Jellyfish Day.
Meningococcal disease is an illness caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis.
Measles is a highly contagious viral infection causing fever and a rash. Early symptoms are like the common cold, with...
Chickenpox is a highly contagious viral infection that causes an acute fever and blistered rash, mainly in children.
Erythema infectiosum is a common childhood infection causing a slapped cheek appearance and a rash.
Pityriasis rosea is a viral rash which lasts about 6–12 weeks. It is characterised by a herald patch followed by...
Impetigo is a common, superficial, highly contagious bacterial skin infection characterised by pustules and honey-coloured crusted erosions.
A boil (also called a furuncle) is a deep form of bacterial folliculitis (infection of a hair follicle).
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD or HFM) is a common mild and short-lasting viral infection most often affecting young...
Papular acrodermatitis of childhood is a characteristic response of the skin to viral infection in which there is a papular...
Molluscum contagiosum is a common viral skin infection of childhood that causes localised clusters of umbilicated epidermal papules.
A viral wart is a very common benign lesion caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV).
Head lice are small, wingless insects that infest the human scalp.
Scabies is a transmissible skin disease caused by the ectoparasitic mite Sarcoptes scabiei var.
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