Philippine Board of Dermatology
Fact Sheet: Dyshidrotic Eczema
Fact Sheet: Dyshidrotic Eczema
Dyshidrotic Eczema is a condition where the skin develops “sago-like” or “tapioca-like” fluid filled vesicles on the sides of the fingers, palms, and soles. This is usually itchy and may be subjected to scratching and manipulation. Download the Dyshidrotic Eczem...

Fact Sheet: Scabies
Fact Sheet: Scabies
Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by a tiny burrowing mite. This eight-legged bug is so small which makes it hard to see on the skin. Approximately 300 million cases of scabies are reported worldwide each year. Download the...

Fact Sheet: Drug Hypersensitivity Reaction Skin Health
Fact Sheet: Drug Hypersensitivity Reaction Skin Health
Drug Hypersensitivity Reaction (DHR) is a systemic autoimmune disorder that results in mucocutaneous symptoms ranging in severity from mild pruritus to life-threatening skin and mucosal loss, with different nomenclature depending on the severity of the symptoms. Download the Drug Hypersensitivity...

Fact Sheet: What is a dermatologist?
Fact Sheet: What is a dermatologist?
A board-certified dermatologist in the Philippines is a doctor who completed three years of specialty training in one of the 11 institutions accredited by the Philipine Dermatological Society (PDS) and passed the examination administered by the Philippine Board of Dermatology....

Fact Sheet: Acne
Fact Sheet: Acne
Acne is a common chronic skin disease that occurs due to blockage and/or inflammation of pilosebaceous units (hair follicles and sebaceous glands). Acne can present as non-inflammatory lesions, inflammatory lesions or both, affecting mostly the face but may also involve...