eczema

  • Is my child’s rash serious?

    Babies (up to 1 year)

    Posted on 26 December 2019

    Childhood rashes are common – and mostly harmless. But some might require medical treatment.

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  • Understanding eczema

    Babies (up to 1 year)

    Posted on 24 December 2019

    Although there are different types of eczema, atopic eczema (sometimes called infantile or childhood eczema) is the most common form. Although it can affect people of all ages, children are most susceptible.

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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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  • Baby skin conditions

    Babies (up to 1 year)

    Posted on 13 July 2016

    Soft, smooth and blemish-free baby skin is much rarer than you’d think. Dr Yolandi Visser, a paediatrician at Mediclinic Panorama, discusses common baby skin conditions and the signs that may indicate an underlying problem.

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  • Is that a rash, or is it psoriasis?

    Dermatology

    Posted on 15 October 2015

    Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that presents as red, itchy, scaly patches of abnormal skin. Unfortunately it’s often misdiagnosed by patients. We asked expert advice from a Mediclinic dermatologist.

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  • Science versus old wives’ tales

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 18 December 2012

    Does your gran’s advice really work? Our experts give the lowdown on some accepted wisdom, but take heart, sometimes your grandma did know best! 1. Should I starve a fever,

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