dermatology

  • This is me: Leleti Khumalo

    Dermatology

    Posted on 11 April 2019

    Going without make-up is a bold move for any actress. But for Leleti Khumalo, who has vitiligo, it is life-affirming. “I realise they react that way because they don’t understand

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  • Is your skin covered?

    Cancer

    Posted on 11 April 2019

    You may think you’ve got things covered – but skin protection is about more than just slapping on a bit of sunscreen.  Don’t turn the page, we’re talking to you.

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  • Getting under your skin

    Magazine

    Posted on 11 April 2019

    There’s more to your skin than meets the eye. We go beneath the surface. As your body’s first line of defence, your skin protects your overall health. “The skin is

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  • The meaning of melanin

    Magazine

    Posted on 11 April 2019

    Melanin is the pigment that affects the colour of your skin, eyes and hair. But there is a lot more to melanin than that – it also has a protective

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  • Reddening skin: sunburn or rosacea?

    Dermatology

    Posted on 9 May 2017

    Rosacea is a facial skin condition that looks like a furious blush or bad sunburn. A Mediclinic dermatologist explains the causes and treatments.

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  • Ringworm: what you need to know

    Children (1 to 12 years)

    Posted on 20 March 2017

    We look at this common fungal skin infection and how to treat it.

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  • How to manage atopic eczema

    Dermatology

    Posted on 3 October 2016

    Atopic eczema is a genetic condition which causes a broken skin barrier and is further triggered by certain allergens. Here is expert advice on the symptoms, causes and how to treat it.

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  • No hair, don’t care… or should you?

    Dermatology

    Posted on 30 June 2016

    Our hair is such a big part of who we are that when it starts falling out, for some it can be a catastrophe. Dr Willie Visser, a dermatologist at Mediclinic Milnerton and head of dermatology at the University of Stellenbosch, says there’s hope for treating baldness if you start early enough.

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  • Understanding acne

    Dermatology

    Posted on 6 November 2015

    No matter how old you are, the dreaded skin condition acne can affect you. Dr Matete Mathobela, dermatologist at Mediclinic Cape Gate, discusses acne and debunks some common myths.

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  • Your hands can indicate other health issues

    Dermatology

    Posted on 2 December 2014

    Because your hands are the most exposed parts of your body, they endure a lot! The hands are also excellent indicators of problems elsewhere in the body. Dr Jacques du Toit, a dermatologist at Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt helps explain those ailments.

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  • Just checking!

    Routine tests

    Posted on 19 June 2014

    Even if you’re feeling healthy and nothing hurts, book an annual checkup with your GP.

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  • What exactly is psoriasis?

    Dermatology

    Posted on 18 February 2014

    Psoriasis is a common skin condition that continues to baffle doctors – here are some basic questions answered.

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  • Hives

    Dermatology

    Posted on 20 August 2013

    How to know if you have hives, what causes them and how to treat them.

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  • Moles: what to look out for

    Cancer

    Posted on 29 October 2012

    ‘Mole mapping is a simple procedure and an invaluable aid,’ Dr Asmal explains. ‘It’s also an effective image-storage system so any change in lesions can be followed up.’

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