Skin

skin

Summary

Good treatments are available for a variety of skin conditions, including rash, itchy skin, skin fungus or infection, skin bumps or skin tags. A dermatologist can advise you on the best way to clean, treat, and protect oily or dry skin. Your skin helps protect you from germs, but sometimes it can get infected by them. Some common types of skin infections are

Bacterial: Cellulitis and impetigo. Staphylococcal infections can also affect the skin.
Viral: Shingles, warts, and herpes simplex
Fungal: Athlete's foot and yeast infections
Parasitic: Body lice, head lice, and scabies

Prevention

To keep your skin healthy:

  • protect it from sun damage
  • don't smoke
  • treat your skin well by keeping it moisturised
  • eat healthily
  • manage your stress

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For emergencies

Prescription Online is not an emergency service. If symptoms are critical or life-threatening, you should call triple zero (000) or go straight to hospital.