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Australasian College of Dermatologists

The Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) is the sole medical college accredited by the Australian Medical Council for the training and continuing professional development of medical practitioners in the specialty of dermatology. It is the leading authority in Australia for dermatology, providing information, advocacy and advice to individuals, communities, government and other health stakeholders on skin health and dermatological practice.

Dermatology is the area of medicine that deals with the skin including the hair and nails. Dermatologists are medical specialists trained in the diagnosis, treatment and management of all skin diseases including skin cancer.

As the national peak membership organisation, the College represents over 590 specialist dermatologist Fellows (FACD) and 100 trainees across the country.

Vision and mission

ACD's mission is to train, educate and foster ongoing excellence of specialist dermatologists, enabling our Fellows to be the leaders in skin health care, education, advocacy and innovation.

Their vision is for the highest standard of skin health and dermatology care to be available and accessible to all patients and communities.

How Australasian College of Dermatologists can help

Under the For Community section of the Australasian College of Dermatologists website, you can find support, information and resources for your skin, nail and hair health.

You can find information on when and how to see a dermatologist, tips for getting the most out of your appointments, links to patient support groups providing practical and emotional support for people affected by chronic skin, hair and nail conditions and the ‘A to Z of Skin’ with information on common and not-so-common skin conditions.

The Australasian College of Dermatologists ‘Find a dermatologist’ search tool helps you locate a dermatologist near you and find information on their areas of expertise.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Australasian College of Dermatologists.

Last reviewed: August 2022

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Sun Protection & Sunscreens

Sun protection is aimed at reducing excessive exposure to sunlight.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Insect Bite Reactions

A-Z OF SKIN Insect Bite Reactions BACK TO A-Z SEARCH Examples of bites Insects are small animals with six legs and a hard protective outer shell called an exoskeleton

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Naevus spilus

Naevus spilus is a type of birthmark that consists of a flat brown background patch containing darker brown spots or tiny bumps.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Papular dermatoses of pregnancy

A-Z OF SKIN Papular dermatoses of pregnancy BACK TO A-Z SEARCH Papular dermatoses of pregnancy is also known as atopic eruption of pregnancy

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Leg Veins

Abnormal veins accumulate too much blood and eventually bulge out as ‘varicose’ veins. Excess blood is forced back into capillaries which enlarge to form ‘spider veins’. Leg Veins

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Naevus sebaceous

Naevus sebaceous is a birthmark usually seen on the scalp or face of newborns and infants. In rare cases it can be present on other areas of the body. Naevus sebaceous can be thought of as being similar to a birthmark but made up of sebaceous cells.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Nappy rash

Nappy rash is a common, irritant dermatitis occurring in the nappy area, mostly in children under the age of two years. It is not primarily an infection or the result of poor hygiene.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Seborrhoeic Dermatitis and Cradle Cap

A-Z OF SKIN Seborrhoeic Dermatitis and Cradle Cap BACK TO A-Z SEARCH What is it? Seborrhoeic dermatitis is inflammation of the skin that usually occurs on areas of the body such as the head and trunk where there are a greater number of oil glands

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Infantile Haemangiomas

A-Z OF SKIN Infantile Haemangiomas BACK TO A-Z SEARCH What is it? Also known as…Strawberry Birthmarks What are Infantile Haemangiomas? Infantile haemangiomas are the most common benign growths of infancy and childhood, affecting 2

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Prurigo of Pregnancy

A-Z OF SKIN Prurigo of Pregnancy BACK TO A-Z SEARCH Also known as … Atopic Eruption of Pregnancy, Eczema in Pregnancy, Pruritic Folliculitis of Pregnancy, Papular Dermatoses of Pregnancy

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