Assessing and managing malignant melanoma in primary care Margaret Perry explains how nurses can spot signs of skin cancer, and treat it effectively Childhood atopic eczema – how to answer the questions parents ask? Julie Van Onselen details commonly asked questions surrounding the treatment of this skin condition Management of incontinence associated dermatitis Joanne Hoyle discusses how nurses can treat and manage dermatitis brought on by incontinence Rosacea: Getting under the skin of an enigma Rosacea can be an extremely distressing condition, both mentally and physically, writes Mark Greener New insights on incontinence-associated dermatitis David Voegeli explores the current thinking on IAD and the implications for nursing practice Is vitamin D important for melanoma patients? Elizabeth Blakeway and Angana Mitra examine the relationship between melanoma, sunshine and vitamin D Treating itchy skin conditions: know your emollients Emollients can positively influence the skin's condition, writes Stacey Croney Avoiding eczema flares in winter With the days growing shorter, patients with eczema may experience increased discomfort, writes Sandra Lawton. The management of Lyme disease Prompt treatment is important in order to minimise the risk of multi-system disease, says Sandra Pearson Differentiating between red legs and cellulitis Red legs is a chronic inflammatory condition often misdiagnosed as cellulitis, writes Michelle Salmon 9 comments Rosacea linked to Parkinson’s disease Rosacea may increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to an analysis of 5.4 million adults in a Danish database. 1 comment The management of shingles This common, painful condition is managed with analgesia and antivirals, explains Suneeta Kochhar Management of basal cell carcinoma The incidence of this highly common skin cancer is rising. Suneeta Kochhar explains how to treat it Diagnosing melanomas early Red flag signs of this common skin cancer are outlined by Rachel Montgomery and Angana Mitra Managing molluscum contagiosum This common viral skin infection is usually self-limiting, but may require treatment, says Suneeta Kochhar. Advising travellers on sun safety The travel health consultation should include advice on the risks of sun exposure. 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. Causes and treatment of atrophic vaginitis Atrophic vaginitis or vaginal dryness may affect up to 40 per cent of postmenopausal women. It is often underdiagnosed but is easily treated, writes Suneeta Kochhar. Diagnosing lipodermatosclerosis An overview of the diagnosis of this condition affecting the lower leg is outlined by Suneeta Kochhar. 5 comments 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. Sun-related conditions Excessive exposure to sun can cause a number of harmful skin conditions. Jean Watkins describes the potential side effects and dangers.