You may be having trouble with your skin with changes in color and texture, inflammation, spots and itchiness. A good number of skin problems are caused by infections or allergens.
- Shingles will most show up on your trunk or buttocks characterized by painful blisters and making skin to burn and itch.
- Rosacea is the tendency to flush, leaving you red on the chin, cheeks, nose, and forehead. It could also make the skin itchy and dotted with pus filled pimples.
- Urticaria, commonly referred to a hives, appears like welts on any part of the body. Hives can be caused by allergens, extreme temperature and infections.
Thick, red patches of skin covered with white or silvery scales are signs of psoriasis. Doctors know how psoriasis works — your immune system triggers new skin cells to grow too quickly — but they don’t know what causes it.
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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS
Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.
It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.