Author: Dr Mei Tam

Dr Mei Tam
About Dr Mei Tam
Dermatologist - MBBS, FACD Dr Tam works as a consultant dermatologist at St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Skin Health Institute (previously known as the Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc). She also runs a private general dermatology practice in Melbourne. Dr Tam has collaborated in a prospective clinical trial looking at acne, isotretinoin with quality of life and depression, which was published in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology (Nov 2002). She runs a patch test contact dermatitis clinic at Skin Health Institute and has a keen interest in this field and clinical dermatology. Dr Tam has been a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists since 1998.
back acne
Uncovering back acne

Acne can appear anywhere.  In fact, half of us with acne are likely to have it on our back. Forget the ‘cover up’ and find out how to ‘clear up’ backne.

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Low dose acne treatment now on PBS

Oratane® (isotretinoin) 5mg is now available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for people with severe cystic acne.

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Antibiotics for acne: combating resistance
Antibiotics for acne: combating resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem. This means it’s really important to use antibiotics for acne responsibly so these critical medicines stay effective against many medical conditions.

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Acne doesn’t mean you can’t be sun smart
Acne doesn’t mean you can’t be sun smart

Fun-in-the-sun in Australia can come with unwanted long-term health risks. Always protect your skin and get more comfortable slopping on the sunscreen.

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