Varicose Veins

These are veins that are swollen, lengthened and obvious just below the skin. What to look for prominent dark blue veins, especially in the legs and feet. your legs may ache Varicose veins are usually fairly obvious and bulge out from under your skin. They usually affect your legs. Varicose veins can be…

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Sunburn

Sunburn is the inflammation of the skin caused by excessive exposure to sunlight What to look for pink or red colour on the skin, the skin also feels tender. itchy blisters. pain and irritation of the eye associated with overexposure to ultraviolet rays from sunlight or other sources. Gone are the days when people…

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Ingrown Nails

Is a condition whereby the nail grows into the skin of the toe instead of over it. What to look for pain, swelling, and redness around a toenail, usually the big toe. Ingrown nails usually affect the toenails and can be very painful. People who have curved or thick nails are most susceptible,…

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Eczema

A skin complaint characterised by redness, itch, dryness with pimples or blisters. What to look for... patches of itchy, dry, thickened skin, usually on wrists, face, and inner creases of the knees and elbows. skin sores, patches of redness, scaling, sometimes small bumps or blisters that may ooze fluid. Eczema is a form…

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Cellulite

So you have done the pinch test and yes, there is no getting away from the fact that there are unwanted dimples and bulges on your legs. Cellulite is the culprit for all those lumps and dimples on our thighs, hips, stomach and butts. Well, be assured that this annoying problem is not…

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Corns and Callouses

A corn is a localised area of hard, horny skin which forms as a result of constant rubbing or pressure. A calluses are larger versions. What to look for Corn... an area of hard, thick skin, which may look a yellow colour Corns between the toes can be soft Callus... A callus is…

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Dandruff

Dandruff is excessive scaling of dead skin on the scalp What to look for flakes of skin that range from small and white to large, greasy, and yellow. itchy flaking that appears on the scalp or eyebrows, or around the hairline, ears, or nose. Dandruff usually poses no danger whatsoever. But it can…

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Dermatitis

Dermatitis is a red and itching inflammation of the skin What to look for Contact dermatitis (an allergic reaction) (an allergic reaction) A red rash that is restricted to the area of skin exposed to an irritant. Nummular dermatitis Red, itchy, circular lots of weeping, scaly, or encrusted skin, common in older people who…

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Acne

Nearly everyone suffers from outbreaks of pimples at some point in life, making acne one of the most common skin disorders. Acne is a skin affliction usually occurring in teenagers, however quite a high percentage of adults do suffer some form of acne symptoms. Acne is characterised by inflammation of the sebaceous glands…

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Bad Breath

Bad breath could be described as an unpleasant odour coming from the mouth region. What to look for a stale, unpleasant odour coming from the mouth. a foul, putrid odour coming through the mouth from the stomach or other internal organs. Bad breath affects most people at some time, however usually just resuming…

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Baldness

Baldness is the loss of hair anywhere on the body, usually on the scalp region. It is usually hereditary and affects men. However females can be affected by baldness also. What to look for thinning of hair in general, however, each hair strand becomes thinner and shorter until the roots produce nothing but…

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Blisters

A blister is raised section of skin which is full of a watery substance and is usually caused by aggravated rubbing orburns What to look for one or more bubbles of skin filled with clear fluid, ranging from pinpoint size to more than one-half inch in diameter usually accompanied by pain, swelling and…

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Bunions

A bunion is an abnormal enlargement at the joint between the foot and the beginning of the big toe, which is the result of pressure. What to look for an angular protrusion at the side of the foot behind the big toe, sometimes accompanied by hardened skin or a callus. swelling, redness, unusual…

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