- Acne – symptoms, causes and how to treat it
Acne is a very common skin condition that occurs when dead skin cells and oil from skin clog hair follicles and pores. It is sometimes referred to as ‘spots’ or ‘pimples’.
- Itchy bottom
Having an itchy bottom means having discomfort where you want to scratch an itch around the anus.
- Blackheads – tips for prevention and getting rid of them
Blackheads are a mild form of acne that appear as a black spot in your pores. Learn about the best ways to prevent and remove blackheads.
- Fungal infections of the skin
Fungal skin infections are caused by microscopic organisms that tend to thrive in dark, moist, warm environments.
- Nail injuries
Accidental injury to fingernails and toenails are common, often from being crushed, such as when caught in a closing door, from some type of pressure, such as when wearing poorly fitting shoes, or from a cut. Though these injuries are not usually serious, they can be painful.
- Hair loss treatments
Hair loss can be a natural part of ageing, but some people may seek treatment for cosmetic reasons. Treatments can be expensive, unlikely to be available on the NHS, and success is not always guaranteed.
- Sunburn and other sun reactions of the skin
Sunburn is the skin's reaction to too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. Some medicines or herbal remedies can increase a person's sensitivity to sunlight, known as photosensitivity.
- Common skin conditions for people with type 2 diabetes
People with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing skin problems, or from complications of skin problems that have not been spotted soon enough, often because of reduced skin sensation.
- Common rashes
Some skin rashes may be caused by a virus, others are caused by skin irritation, which can have many causes, such as an allergic reaction, or sting from a plant such as a stinging nettle.
- Common skin conditions for people with type 1 diabetes
Keeping diabetes well managed is the most important factor in preventing the skin-related complications of type 1 diabetes. Proper skin care can also help reduce your risk of skin problems.