Skin conditions helplines

Get information and advice about different skin conditions with our helplines

NHS Choices – Common Skin Conditions

Common conditions

Acne

NHS Choices

Acne

Information on Acne including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment as well as links to other useful resources.

British Association of Dermatologists

Acne

This leaflet has been written to help you understand more about acne-what it is, what causes it, what can be done about it and where you can find out more about it.

British Skin Foundation

Acne

The British Skin Foundation (BSF) is the only UK charity dedicated to skin disease research. Our aim is simple – to raise money for research projects that will hopefully result in cures or at the very least, a better understanding of the numerous skin conditions that affect millions of lives in the UK.

Talk Acne

talkacne.com

TalkAcne is a Patient Information Service and Forum for acne sufferers and their families. They can help you and your familiy to cope with the day to day misery of living with acne, oily skin and spots.

Changing Faces

Information & Advice: 0300 012 0275

Skin Camouflage Service: 0300 012 0276

changingfaces.org.uk

Skin camouflage service

Provides free help, support and information for children (and their parents) and adults who have any form of disfigurement. The aim is to build effective coping strategies and self-confidence. It also works with healthcare professionals, schools and others to promote awareness about disfigurement and its effects, as well as information and advice for employers to encourage equal opportunities in the workplace and advice for health-care professionals in developing new models of health-care.

Eczema

NHS Choices – Atopic Eczema

[Atopic eczema](http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/eczema-(atopic)

Information on Eczema including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment as well as links to other useful resources.

British Skin Foundation

Eczema

The British Skin Foundation (BSF) is the only UK charity dedicated to skin disease research. Our aim is simple – to raise money for research projects that will hopefully result in cures or at the very least, a better understanding of the numerous skin conditions that affect millions of lives in the UK.

National Eczema Society

Confidential Helpline: 0800 089 1122

eczema.org

We are committed to making life easier for the 1 in 5 children and 1 in 12 adults who suffer from eczema through providing our Helpline and information services. Our Helpline is the first point of contact for anyone affected by eczema, providing support and guidance on eczema management and treatment. Learning to manage your eczema or your child’s is an important part of coping and living with the condition. It is often helpful to meet other people who are in a similar position as they can offer support through personal experience together with practical help and tips. The Society provides access to a network of local support groups across the UK.

Allergy UK

Allergy Helpline: 01322 619898

Atopic eczema

Allergy UK is the leading national charity providing advice, information and support for those with allergies and food intolerances. We act as the 'voice' of allergy sufferers, representing those affected by this multi organ disease.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

NHS Choices

Hidradenitis suppurativa

Information on HS including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment as well as links to other useful resources.

The Hidradenitis Suppurativa Trust

hstrust.org

The only UK charity dedicated to the raising of awareness, understanding and support for this chronic, debilitating skin disorder. We aim to increase public knowledge and educate the medical profession on the symptoms, treatments and severities of HS. All profits made by us go towards achieving our goals, which we hope will eventually include the development of a cure.

The British Association of Dermatologists

Patient information leaflets

On this site we provide information sheets about skin diseases, written and approved by our dermatologists, as well as general information about the skin, curent issues in skin disease along with changes to dermatology services in the UK and those areas experiencing problems with providing access to care for their patient population.

The British Skin Foundation

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

At present there are about eight million people in the United Kingdom with a serious skin condition. About 4000 of these people will die because of their disease. The fact is that skin disease does not discriminate in terms of who it affects - adults and children alike suffer on a daily basis, both physically and psychologically, so we’re here to help change that.

Neurofibromatosis

NHS Choices

Neurofibromatosis

Information on Neurofibromatosis including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, risks and treatment and with links to other useful organisations.

Nerve Tumours UK

Helpline: 07939 046 030

nervetumours.org.uk

Nerve Tumours UK, the leading voice for people living with nerve tumours and Neurofibromatosis in the United Kingdom. By providing crucial medical and non-medical support, in the form of information, regional patient days, online communities, a network of healthcare professionals, and a national nerve tumours helpline, we help those who are courageously living with Neurofibromatosis to live the best life they can.

Rosacea

NHS Choices

Rosacea

Information on Rosacea including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment as well as links to other useful resources.

British Association of Dermatologists

Rosacea

This leaflet has been written to help you understand more about Roascea - what it is, what causes it, what can be done about it and where you can find out more about it.

The British Skin Foundation

Rosacea

The British Skin Foundation (BSF) is the only UK charity dedicated to skin disease research. Our aim is simple – to raise money for research projects that will hopefully result in cures or at the very least, a better understanding of the numerous skin conditions that affect millions of lives in the UK.

Changing Faces

Information & Advice: 0300 012 0275

Skin Camouflage Service: 0300 012 0276

changingfaces.org.uk

Skincamouflage service

Provides free help, support and information for children (and their parents) and adults who have any form of disfigurement. The aim is to build effective coping strategies and self-confidence. It also works with healthcare professionals, schools and others to promote awareness about disfigurement and its effects, as well as information and advice for employers to encourage equal opportunities in the workplace and advice for health-care professionals in developing new models of health-care.

International Rosacea Society

internationalrosaceafoundation.org

An American website, the NRS is dedicated to improving the lives of the 16 million Americans who suffer from this widespread but poorly understood skin disorder.

National Rosacea Society

rosacea.org

Comprehensive American website. To learn more about rosacea, its symptoms and treatment, read All About Rosacea. In Faces of Rosacea, view patient photographs depicting the signs and symptoms of the disorder, while Treatment Photos provide a before-and-after look at some treatment options. You may also want to read the Rosacea FAQ for answers to frequently asked questions in a variety of categories.

Vitiligo

NHS Choices

Vitiligo

Information on Vitiligo including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment as well as links to other useful resources.

The Vitiligo Society

Tel: 020 7840 0855

vitiligosociety.org.uk

The Vitiligo Society is a small, national charity whose main aim is to support people with vitiligo. Support is given through the regularly updated website, the newsletter, ‘Dispatches’ which keeps members in touch with the latest research, treatments and other members’ experiences. Holding workshops, where people with vitiligo are supported, given the latest information about the condition and have the opportunity to meet other people with vitiligo. Campaigning for better understanding of vitiligo within the medical profession and raising awareness of vitiligo among the general public.

British Association of Dermatologists

Vitiligo

This leaflet has been written to help you understand more about Vitiligo - what it is, what causes it, what can be done about it and where you can find out more about it.

The British Skin Foundation

Vitiligo

The British Skin Foundation (BSF) is the only UK charity dedicated to skin disease research. Our aim is simple – to raise money for research projects that will hopefully result in cures or at the very least, a better understanding of the numerous skin conditions that affect millions of lives in the UK.

Changing Faces

Information & Advice: 0300 012 0275

Skin Camouflage Service: 0300 012 0276

changingfaces.org.uk

Skin camouflage service

Provides free help, support and information for children (and their parents) and adults who have any form of disfigurement. The aim is to build effective coping strategies and self-confidence. It also works with healthcare professionals, schools and others to promote awareness about disfigurement and its effects, as well as information and advice for employers to encourage equal opportunities in the workplace and advice for health-care professionals in developing new models of health-care.