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Skin infection

Genital psoriasis, in images

Jean Watkins describes some presentations and corresponding treatment of several cases of psoriasis of the genitals.

Fungal infections of the skin

These common infections can sometimes look like other skin conditions. Suneeta Kochhar explains how to differentiate between them to confirm the diagnosis

Skin lesions of the ear

Jean Watkins describes the causes, symptoms and treatment of lesions, and other skin conditions that can occur on or around the ear.

Noses, in images

Jean Watkins describes the causes, symptoms and treatment of skin conditions that can occur on or around the nose.

Annular lesions, in images

Annular lesions are a group of skin conditions which present in a number of ways. Jean Watkins explains the diagnosis and treatment of annular lesions a primary care nurse might encounter.

Scalp lesions

Jean Watkins describes the causes, symptoms and treatments of some common presentations of lesions on the scalp.

Lip lesions, in images

Lip lesions can occur for a number of different reasons. Jean Watkins describes the causes, symptoms and treatment for some common presentations.

Facial conditions, in images

Port wine naevus: A capillary malformation in the skin that affects 0.1 to two per cent of the population. It follows a genetic mutation.

Ear infections, in images

Ear infections can be painful and serious in adults and children if left untreated. Jean Watkins describes diagnosis and treatment of some of the most common.

Palms of hands, in images

The palms of the hands can be affected by a number of skin conditions. Jean Watkins describes the symptoms, causes and treatment for some of the most common.

Blistering in images

Various different conditions can be diagnosed from the presentation of blisters. Jean Watkins discusses some common causes of blistering and the treatments required.

Clinical focus - Hirsutism

Overall key points Hirsutism may be idiopathic or caused by use of medications or disease statesInitial observations may be deceptive owing to use of cosmetics to conceal excess hairPhysical examination, patient history, body mass index, and blood tests a

External parasites

Nurses should suspect scabies in patients who present with intense, generalised itch that is worse at night and after a hot shower. Patients also show an erythematous, papulovesicular rash as well as hallmark skin nodules and mite burrows, which are usual

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