Dermatology is the medical speciality that deals with diseases of the skin and their management. Skin disease is a very common complaint in our practice and is one of the most frequent reasons for consultation at the Health Centre.
Problems with skin and hair are also included in this speciality. There are many other types of problem that occur that we will also be able to help you with.
All the doctors are skilled in the diagnosis and management of skin problems. In addition, Dr Manktelow has a special interest in this subject and holds the Cardiff Diploma in Practical Dermatology.
Occasionally some skin lesions can be uncomfortable, or may repeatedly catch on clothing. At Cripps we are often able to remove these for you. Please make an appointment with one of the Doctors if you wish to discuss whether Minor Surgery is appropriate for you.
Warts and verucas
Warts and verrucas can often be treated by topical medication that can be bought from a pharmacy. Alternatively they can be treated with Cryotherapy, a freezing treatment. Cryotherapy is not suitable for children under the age of 8.
Common skin conditions
Examples of common skin conditions that we see include:
eczema and dermatitis
pigmented skin lesions (eg moles)