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There are many different types of skin conditions and other health conditions that cause problems with the skin. Some of the more common skin conditions are described in this section, but for more general reading, or to search for a skin condition not listed here, please see:

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed February 2015.

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Angular cheilitis


Contact dermatitis

Eczema in adults & teenagers

Eczema in children

Good food for wound healing

Hair loss (alopecia)


Perioral dermatitis (muzzle rash)



Sebaceous & epidermoid cysts

Seborrhoeic dermatitis & cradle cap

Skin cancer

Skin infections

Skin surgery and wound care

Skin wounds & ulcers

Page reference: 38550

Review key: HISKI-38550