Skin Conditions

Skin Conditions

Click on a condition below to learn more about it and how Dr Simon Tucker at Cairns Dermatology can help.


The term ‘eczema’, also known as dermatitis, for most people usually means inflamed, sensitive, unhappy, skin. It’s very common and affects about one in four people at some point in their lives.


Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition of the skin. Sufferers typically have a rash consisting of unsightly, red, scaly patches on the skin.


Acne is an extremely common inflammatory condition of the hair follicles and sebaceous (oil) glands. It’s most prevalent in adolescents but can affect people of all ages.


Rosacea is a red spotty rash of the face, mostly the cheeks, forehead and chin. It usually affects young and middle-aged women and can cause significant distress.

POD (Perioral Dermatitis)

POD is a red, spotty, sometimes dry and scaly rash around the mouth, nose and eyes, more often than not on the face of young or middle-aged women.

Chronic Urticaria (Hives)

This common condition presents as distressing and often widespread itch and swollen lumps in the skin. These may last from minutes to hours but often recur.


Sweating is normal and we all sweat in warm or hot conditions, but some people seem to sweat much more than others, even when not overheated.


This is a very common problem in women. Pigmented patches appear on the face for a variety of reasons, typically during or following pregnancy or as a side effect of the birth control pill.

Skin Cancers

Dr Tucker is an expert in detecting skin cancer. He will always try to manage the lesion in the least invasive way possible and will discuss all options with you before deciding which treatment will be best.

Everyone's skin is individual

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