If you are dark-skinned and have vitiligo then the summer may be a hard time of year for you. What is vitiligo? Vitiligo is a not uncommon skin disorder which causes the development of pale or whitish patches on the skin. It can begin at any age and is usually progressive in that once it … [Read more...] about Summer days can be hard for some…
Archives for August 2012
No, melasma (or chloasma is its other name) is not a condition of spotty eggs! It is a common condition which affects the skin on the face of women. I even had it at one point, I think after the birth of my second child. It came on in the summer months and I must admit, a frisson of … [Read more...] about Melasma – What Is It?
The vast majority of our workload at the Dermatology department at Orpington Hospital deals with skin cancer and by far and away the commonest skin cancer we deal with is called a basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Its other name is ‘rodent ulcer.’ Indeed in my adult general clinic today nearly all my … [Read more...] about Basal cell carcinomata (BCCs) – Painless pink papules