An introduction to Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic Dermatitis is a chronic form of eczema. A skin disease that causes inflammation, drying, and itching of the skin. Red and dark patches on the skin is characteristic of Seborrheic Dermatitis. As well as swelling, crusting, scaling, and flaking. The symptoms of this condition typically appear in areas of the body where there are…

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What is Perioral Dermatitis?

Perioral Dermatitis is a form of dermatitis – a non-contagious chronic condition that causes inflammation of the skin. Perioral Dermatitis is typically localised to the mouth area, nose and around the eyes. It’s usually not painful. Both men and women can develop this condition, though it is more prevalent in women. Especially women aged between…

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Vitiligo: Knowing the signs

Vitiligo is a disease affecting the pigment cells in the skin, causing patches of skin to fade and lighten. The symptoms can appear in one area of the body, or affect many areas at once. The cause of vitiligo remains unknown, although it is generally believed to be an autoimmune condition that causes the body…

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Tinea versicolor: Facts and fundamentals

Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin that disrupts pigment cells, causing small patches of discolouration to develop. This condition commonly develops in the teenage years, and can also occur in early adulthood. Like other forms of pigmentation, tinea versicolor does not cause physical pain or harm, but it does affect the emotional…

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Understanding and treating psoriasis


Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition characterised by an overproduction of skin cells. The result is scaly patches on the skin’s surface that are itchy, uncomfortable and very noticeable. So the condition is not only physically debilitating, but emotionally debilitating too. It’s common for sufferers to experience low self-esteem and feelings of guilt and shame…

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Hair Loss in Women: Causes & How To Avoid It

Dr Khoza At Work

Hair loss in women does not have to mean the end of the world. Your HAIRitage is every bit as part of you as your personality, history and skin. “When I lost my hair, I was so focused on what I had lost, that I hadn’t necessarily realized what I had gained. I had gained…

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