I am Dr Tan Wei Sheng, Medical Director and Consultant Dermatologist practicing at Gleneagles Hospital Singapore. I have more than 12 years of clinical experience and am experienced in treating both general and aesthetic dermatological conditions, having received advanced training in both medical, lasers and procedural dermatology in Singapore and Australia. I am adept at managing skin, hair and nail conditions in patients of all ages, including children. In addition, I have a subspecialty interest in treating sexual health and sexually transmitted infections, and is a local subject expert who has been featured in local Singaporean media. I recognise the frustration faced by patients with skin conditions, in particular, when these are complex and difficult to understand. I therefore endeavour to make each clinic visit light-hearted and make it a point to explain as well as address any questions or concerns that are raised. I am also a firm believer in providing holistic personalised care that will bring about the best results for each patient, whether he/she is seeking help for medical or cosmetic issues. I graduated from the National University of Singapore’s medical school in 2006 at the top of my class, having been placed on the Dean’s list consecutively for 5 years. I was awarded multiple scholarships during my medical school training in addition to receiving the Nihal Kaur Sidhu Medal. I have been practising dermatology from 2008, and completed my training in dermatology at the National Skin Centre and Singapore General Hospital in 2014. I received a Human Manpower Development Scholarship in 2015 and was attached to the Alfred Hospital/Melbourne Sexual Health Centre in 2015. Upon returning to Singapore, I was a consultant at the National Skin Centre, and was also appointed Deputy Head of the Department of STI Control/DSC Clinic. I was also a visiting consultant at the Khoo Teck Phuat and Tan Tock Seng hospitals. In recognition of the empathy and care shown to my patients, I received the Silver Star Award for excellent patient service and multiple patient compliments during my time at the National Skin Centre. I have published clinical research in major international peer-reviewed journals and have also been invited to contribute as a reviewer for these journals. I have published chapters in international dermatology textbooks and have also presented and spoken at local and international large dermatology conferences. With a passion for bedside teaching, I was appointed as Clinical tutor for the Yong Loo Lin Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore and as a Clinical teacher at the Lee Kong Chien School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University. I am a member of the Dermatological Society of Singapore and the Chapter of Dermatologists, College of Physicians, Singapore. Learn more about Gleneagles Hospital here: https://patients.smarterhealth.my/hospital/gleneagles-hospital-singapore/ Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.my/specialist-doctor/tan-wei-sheng/ I am excited to be here to share/discuss Dermatologic Care with everyone. Whether you've got questions about skin, hair and nail disorders (both in children and adults), sexual health or aesthetic dermatology treatments, ask me anything! === Want to ask a question? Submit your question at the bottom of this page. Don’t forget to include your name and email address to get notified when the doctor answers your question.
Doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I have warts all all over my body. I believe the condition is inherited from my parents. The condition is very disturbing to me. What is the treatment for my condition, doc? Can I be fully cured?
Doctor, is there any medicine to treat itchy skin? I saw a doctor but the problem still persists.
Hello Doctor. My name is Andreas, and I am 42 years old. I have acne on my thigh. It started appearing 10 years ago, and has been multiply in quantity and growing. I saw a doctor and used topical medication, but there is no improvement. Please give me your advice, Doc. Thanks.
Doctor, there is a coin-sized lump on the back of my left hand. It is soft and spongy. Is this dangerous, Doc?
Doctor, what medicines treat chronic eczema? I have had eczema for years. I saw a doctor, but there is still no improvement to my condition.
Doctor, is it ideal to whiten the skin using vitamin C? Every two weeks I get a vitamin C injection at a beauty parlour. Is there any effect to my health if I keep doing that?
Doctor, my right shoulder is itchy. There is a small red bump on it that seems to contain water. I have been feeling itchy and hot for 1 week now. The bump also multiples and spreads when I scratch it. What problem is this doc? Should I see a dermatologist?
Two weeks ago, my stomach skin became irritated. It was red and itchy. I keep scratching it over again and again, and the skin is currently peeling off and feels hot. What is the medicine for this, Doc?
Doctor, my boil burst and now the wound is blackened and smells. What is the solution, Doc?
Doctor, I have a 5 year old child. He used to have a boil on his hand and then it burst. Now, around the spot where the boil was, there are smaller boils, with discharge of smelly pus. Is this due to the infection from the previous boil, Doc? What is the best treatment for this?
Doctor, I have burns all over my right arm. The skin on my arm is blackened and vastly different from the skin on the other parts of my body. Can it be treated to look normal again?
There are red spots on my crotch that don't hurt or itch. They do not look like they contain water/pus, they're just red. Are these dangerous?
Doctor, my body itches and it looks like there is acne but the bumps contains water. I scratched them and spots have blackened and itch. What is the medicine for this?
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