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Dermatology patient leaflets



This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Phototherapy - UVA1 phototherapy

Your doctor has referred you to the Dowling Phototherapy Unit for a course of UVA1 phototherapy to treat your skin condition. This leaflet explains about this treatment in detail, including its benefits, risks and alternatives.

Phototherapy virtual clinic

This leaflet explains more about virtual clinic appointments for suitable patients coming to the phototherapy virtual clinic.

Psoriasis treatment for the scalp

This leaflet explains some of the techniques that can be used to treat scalp psoriasis with prescribed treatments.

Psychology in Dermatology Service

The Psychology in Dermatology Service gives emotional support to people having treatment for skin conditions.

Skin biopsy

What happens during your skin biopsy and how to prepare before.

Skin biopsy - teledermatology

This leaflet explains what a skin biopsy is as well as the risks and benefits of this procedure.

Skin organisations and self-help resources

This leaflet provides web addresses for organisations that offer information and self-help advice for people living with a variety of skin conditions.

Sunscreens and how to use them

The leaflet will answer your questions about sunscreen, and give you a step-by-step guide on how to apply your sunscreen.

Teledermatology clinic

This leaflet gives information on our teledermatology service and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Topical steroids

Topical corticosteroids are medicines used on the skin to treat skin conditions. This information describes the different types of steroids, how to use them safely, and any side effects to be aware of.
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