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Practical advice for baby skin care

Having a new baby is an exciting time but can also be challenging for parents who often have many questions and concerns about caring for their child, including how to look after their baby’s skin.

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.

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.

Sun-related conditions

Excessive exposure to sun can cause a number of harmful skin conditions. Jean Watkins describes the potential side effects and dangers.

Childhood rashes, in images

Childhood diseases which present as rashes are common and treatable, but can be a cause for concern. Jean Watkins provides an overview of the causes and outcomes for seven common conditions.

Managing recurring rosacea

Optimal control may be achieved with topical therapy, oral antibiotics or by avoiding triggers, says Suneeta Kochhar.

Drug rashes, in images

Adverse drug reactions can present as rashes in patients of all ages. Jean Watkins describes the presentation and treatment of some commonly seen drug rashes.

Infant skin conditions

Birthmarks and rashes frequently cause concern in parents. Jean Watkins provides an overview of the causes and outcomes for seven common newborn skin problems.

Lichen planus in pictures

A relatively common, itchy, non-infectious rash, usually occurring in those over thirty, can present in a variety of different ways, writes Dr Jean Watkins.

Childhood rashes in pictures

A number of rashes symptomatic of common diseases of childhood are seen in infants and children, and it is important to be able to distinguish between them to deliver correct therapeutic advice, writes Dr Jean Watkins

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