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Skin disorders : Articles and features

Our articles and features are written by some of the UK's leading consultants, dentists, medical professionals and healthcare writers.

  • Be smart when boosting vitamin D levels with sunshine Skin health 'is dependant on many factors'With summer just around the corner, many of us will be looking forward to getting outside and making the most of the sunshine. In recent years, research has suggested that sunlight can have a wide...
  • Psoriasis treatment: is it effective? Woman scratching her headPsoriasis, a skin disease that causes lumpy, scaly, pink and itchy patches, can occur anywhere on the body, including the scalp. It can be treated, but it cannot be cured. Many different psoriasis...
  • The role of cleansers in causing dry skin dry skinIt is important to understand why some cleansers can cause or aggravate dry skin. In this article, Claudia Louch of The Natural Dermatology Clinic explains why taking care when deciding on skin...
  • Improving early detection of melanoma Atypical moles are an indicator of melanoma riskIn this article, Dr Veronique Bataille discusses the importance of detecting skin cancer early. She discusses the different types of melanoma, the associated risk factors, the patients at highest...
  • Eczema treatment: available options Woman suffering from ezcema symptomsEczema is a skin condition that leaves the skin feeling dry, red and itchy. In severe cases, or during a flare up, the skin can become very inflamed, broken or cracked; it may ooze and be difficult...
  • Skin problems - Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis and Rosacea Skin problemsSkin is the largest organ of the human body covering a surface area of about two square metres, and accounting for some 16% of your entire body weight. Consisting of two main layers, the small outer...
  • Private rosacea treatment: what's available? Rosacea treatment - applying creamsEveryone gets red in the face from time to time, either because of heat, exertion or embarrassment. But being very flushed most of the time can be distressing. One possible cause is rosacea, which is...
  • Private acne treatment: what's available Private acne treatment - what's availableA wide variety of acne treatments are available. Many can be purchased over the counter, some are available on prescription and others need to be provided by qualified health professionals.
  • Chronic furunculosis: available treatments Hand washing is one measure that can prevent further infectionChronic furunculosis is an ongoing condition where boils recur over time, either continuously or at intervals. Chronic furunculosis is often a painful and sometimes embarrassing health problem but...