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Resident microorganisms (hands)

Resident microorganisms are healthy bacteria and other microscopic organisms that live on the skin of the hands and play a […]

GP Q/A: What is causing my skin to itch?

Reader question Hi Dr Joe, I have had type 2 diabetes for over 15 years and am slowly addressing my […]

Identifying a suspicious mole (skin self-examination)

How to examine your body for skin cancer symptoms including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Includes skin cancer pictures.

Melanoma: Useful Resources

Links to melanoma patient and carer information and brochures from reputable organisations and government agencies in Australia.

Staging of Skin (Cutaneous) Melanoma

Staging is a term used to define a simplified method of describing the extent of a cancer. The staging of your cancer is performed by your treating health professional, which may include an Oncologist (Doctor who specialises in cancer) if you need to be referred to one.

Skin checks and skin clinics

Coming into the summer months, it is a good idea to have your skin checked for any suspicious lesions that may lead to skin cancer. Ideally you should have any new lumps or spots looked at as soon as they appear.

Skin Biopsy

A skin biopsy is a very small sample of skin that is removed by a doctor so that it can be examined in a lab to determine what cells it is made up of.
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Burns

Information on the symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of burns including first aid treatment and skin burn medical research.

Depo-Nisolone

Generic Name: methylprednisolone acetate Product Name: Depo-Nisolone Indication: What Depo-Nisolone is used for Depo-Nisolone is used to treat disorders of […]

Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection USP (DBL)

Generic Name: Dexamethasone sodium phosphate Product Name: Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection USP (DBL) Indication Dexamethasone sodium phosphate is used for […]