If you or someone in your family has a skin condition and wants to know what to do about it then have a look through this complete guide to skin conditions and dermatology. This guide contains a range of information about the causes and symptoms of various skin conditions and the appropriate treatment. This information is designed to meet your needs and is written in layman’s terms.

Medical terminology is used in this guide but an accompanying explanation is provided as well as a glossary of medical terms.

And dermatology? Dermatology is a medical term for the study of the skin and various diseases. Find out more about this in our what is dermatology section.

Easy to understand guide to various skin conditions

This guide is arranged as follows:

The skin conditions section contains an A to Z of the most well known skin complaints. Visit any of these in turn.

Learn more about a wide variety of skin conditions

Let’s be honest: we have all experienced a skin complaint at some point in our lives. The pain of sunburnt back, oily blackheads, itchy psoriasis or a painful verruca on the sole of the foot; these are all unpleasant conditions. And some are worse than others.

But how common are they? Why are there so many skin conditions and can they be prevented? The answers to these and any other questions you have can be found in this easy to understand guide.

Learn more about the various skin complaints, from a simple skin rash through to skin cancer.

This guide is for information purposes only and is not a replacement for professional medical advice. If you have a skin condition which is causing you some concern then visit your GP.