elderly woman with rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterised by its ability to come and go intermittently. Many have observed that it typically begins after the age of 30 as a redness on the cheek, nose, chin or forehead. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp…

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Pityriasis Versicolor

Pityriasis Versicolor Rash

Pityriasis means a type of fine skin scaling, and versicolor means changing colour. This colourful name, also referred to as tinea versicolor is given to a common and harmless rash that occurs due to the overgrowth of yeasts that live on everyone’s skin and is not infectious. These yeasts, called Malassezia, are not related to yeast in food or to those that…

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Patch Testing

Patch Testing at Lotus Dermatology

Allergic Contact Dermatitis is an inflammatory reaction that occurs when substances to which you are allergic come into contact with your skin. These substances might be an ingredient in your perfume or aftershave, an antibiotic or cream, a household cleaner or something as simple as a pair of rubber boots you wear in the garden. Patch…

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