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The information and material contained in this website is provided free of charge for general information purposes only and is applicable for New Zealand.

The information represents the current view of the individual authors and does not necessarily represent the view of the NZ Dermatological Society Inc (NZDSI), its sponsors, or other contributing institutions. In addition, NZDSI does not directly or indirectly endorse either any products advertised on this site, or, the work of the companies and businesses manufacturing or selling such products, in any way whatsoever.

While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information provided in this website is current and accurate, the NZDSI will assume no responsibility for the accuracy and correctness of the information on this site or for any consequences of relying on it.

The information provided herein is not intended to represent medical advice to any person on any specific matter and should not substitute any advice or treatment from a medical practitioner. You must consult your physician or a specialist dermatologist in the first instance. Individuals or users who place reliance on the information contained in this site do so entirely at their own risk and no action or claim can be brought against the authors, website administrators or the NZDSI for any consequences arising out of such reliance.

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If you have any concerns with your skin or its treatment, see your family doctor or a dermatologist for advice.