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Shingles (herpes zoster)

Shingles are also called herpes zoster and it is caused by a virus called varicella-zoster which also causes chickenpox.  It is often believed that provided you have had chickenpox in the past that you cannot catch shingles, however, this is not...

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Dianette

Dianette is a medication prescribed to women who are experiencing severe acne or excessive hair growth, known as hirsutism. It is usually only prescribed for women who haven’t responded to other treatments. Although it also works effectively as...

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Cystic acne

Cystic acne is the most serious form of acne. Its presents as red, pus-filled bumps on your skin, which can be painful and cause embarrassment. Mild acne, caused by excess sebum (grease) becoming trapped in the pores by dead skin cells, often develop...

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Acne scars - prevention and treatment

Acne is a skin condition which causes breakouts of spots and pimples on the face, chest and back. It is most commonly associated with teenagers, however it can affect all ages and almost everyone will experience it at some point in their lives. While...

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Acne and rosacea sufferers: skincare routine for winter

The change in season can often have an effect on your skin, particularly if you are living with a skin condition or sensitive skin. The constant change in temperature from the cold outdoors to centrally heated homes, workplaces and shops can cause th...

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Acne FAQs and common misconceptions

Acne is a skin condition characterised by outbreaks of spots or pimples, usually on the face, chest or back. Though acne is not physically dangerous, it can cause embarrassment and even scarring if dealt with incorrectly. Dr Felix can help you find o...

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What is the best treatment for back acne?

Back acne and facial acne are very similar; however, the pores on the back are bigger than those on the face and can easily become more clogged. The best treatment for back acne is targeted to these larger pores; however, like other acne treatments, ...

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Acne treatment with Duac gel and Lymecycline capsules

Acne is a result of clogged pores. Pores can be blocked by dirt or bacteria on the skin. The blocked pores causes a build-up of sebum (secretions by skin glands), which can lead to acne.

All acne treatments aim to suppress skin infection and open ...