These were the most common ailments treated by the National Skin Centre last year:
1 Dermatitis or eczema: 31.4 per cent
The two terms, which can generally be used interchangeably, refer to skin inflammation.
Eczema is one of the most common causes of dry and sensitive skin. It is an itchy, red and inflamed rash that might cause the patient to scratch persistently.
Eczema affects around one in 10 people at some time in their life and can be seen in all age groups.
2 Benign skin tumours: 11.7 per cent
Benign skin tumours are growths caused by the collection of cells in the skin or the abnormal proliferation of these cells. These tumours do not turn cancerous.
Some common examples are moles, skin tags and seborrhoeic keratosis, which are harmless, wart-like spots.
3 Acne: 9.6 per cent
Acne develops in and around the hair follicles and their oil-producing glands.
It usually appears during teenage years when children go through puberty, but can also begin in the 20s or early 30s.
Acne can develop on the face, chest and back.
4 Viral skin infections: 7.1 per cent
Viral warts, which are harmless skin growths, are an example of conditions caused by a virus. They can grow on any part of the body, including the face, forearms or fingers.
5 Pigmentation disorders: 6.3 per cent
Vitiligo is an example of this. It shows up as white spots and patches on the skin because of a progressive loss of the pigment, melanin, which gives us our skin colour. It is not contagious.