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The skin is the largest organ of the body. It protects you, heals itself and lasts a lifetime. Find out how to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.
Scleroderma is an uncommon disease that results in hard, thickened areas of skin and sometimes problems with internal organs and blood vessels. There's no cure, but most people can lead a full, productive life.
Scabies is a contagious skin condition caused by tiny mites that burrow into the skin. The main symptom of scabies is intense itching that's worse at night. It also causes a skin rash on areas where the mites have burrowed.
Warts and verrucas NHS
Warts are small lumps that often develop on the skin of the hands and feet. Warts vary in appearance and may develop singly or in clusters. Some are more likely to affect particular areas of the body.
Pyoderma gangrenosum NHS
Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare skin condition that causes painful ulcers. It's usually treatable, but may take some time to heal and may leave some scarring.
Pityriasis rosea NHS
Pityriasis rosea is a relatively common skin condition that causes a temporary skin rash of raised, red scaly patches on the body. The rash can be very itchy and usually clears within 2-12 weeks, but on rare occasions can last up to 5 months.
Post-herpetic neuralgia NHS
Post-herpetic neuralgia is a persistent nerve pain that occurs at the site of a previous attack of shingles. It's estimated that up to one in every five people with shingles will go on to develop post-herpetic neuralgia, and older people are particularly at risk.
Molluscum contagiosum NHS
Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a viral infection that affects the skin. It most commonly affects children, although it can occur at any age. Usually, the only symptom of MC is a number of small, firm, raised papules (spots) that develop on the skin. They are not painful, but can be itchy.
Moles are small coloured spots on the skin made up of cells called melanocytes, which produce the colour (pigment) in your skin. The scientific name for moles is melanocytic naevi.
Non-gonococcal urethritis NHS
Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra – the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. It is usually caused by an infection. The term non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) is used when the condition is not caused by gonorrhoea – a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
Lichen sclerosus NHS
Lichen sclerosus is a long-term skin disorder that most commonly affects the skin around the genitals. The skin develops severely itchy or sore white spots. Itchy spots can sometimes also develop on the skin around the anus (bottom).
Lichen planus NHS
Lichen planus is a non-infectious, itchy rash that can affect many areas of the body. Affected areas can include the: arms, legs and trunk mouth (oral lichen planus)
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