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Dr Colin Theng
MBBS, MRCP, MMED (Fam. Med), FAMS

The Skin Specialists & Laser Clinic

Mount Alvernia Medical Centre D 820 Thomson Road #07-61 Singapore 574623

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Dr Colin Theng is a highly-regarded, fully accredited dermatologist who has more than 20 years of clinical experience. An accomplished skin specialist, he is a frequent invited speaker at meetings and conferences on both the local and international stage. As a key opinion leader in the areas of psoriasis, biologic treatments, eczema, phototherapy and sun-related skin disorders, Dr Theng has served on many advisory boards and workgroups in his fields of expertise. Above all, Dr Theng is a friendly and caring doctor who believes in delivering excellent patient care and this is evidenced by the numerous service awards he has received, including the Healthcare Humanitarian award for his community work.

Dr Theng graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1995 and went on to complete his training in family medicine, receiving his Masters in Family Medicine from NUS and Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) UK. Dr Theng completed his dermatology training at the National Skin Centre and was a recipient of the Health Manpower Development Plan award (HMDP) to further his training in dermatology at Hope Hospital, Manchester in the UK, where he subspecialized in the areas of phototherapy, photodermatology and psoriasis. Through his training, he has garnered extensive experience in treating both Asian and Caucasian skin types.

Dr Theng is grateful for the privilege to serve as a doctor and believes in giving his patients professional, yet individualized and personal care. He upholds the highest ethical standards in the treatment of his patients. Often described as a patient, friendly and caring doctor, you can certainly trust Dr Theng to do his best for you. In his spare time, Dr Theng enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Merlene and 3 children. He loves sports like tennis and table tennis and still plays tennis at a social and competitive level. Singing and performing is also his passion, and he actively participates in his church musicals and outreach programmes.

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My first aesthetic experience with Dr Colin Theng was excellent. He is really friendly, patient, and caring towards his staff and me as his patient. His professionalism is commendable by giving precise and appropriate treatment and advice to satisfy all aspects of my needs. The outcome was marvelou...
6 Jul 2018
Dr Colin Theng is a very caring and friendly person and i feel very comfortable being treated by him for my acne scars and oily skin conditions. I have been seeing Dr Colin Theng for my acne scars and he has been treating me using the laser treatment. I have also done a few botox treatment under hi...
9 Jun 2018
I have been seeing Dr Colin for dermatological problems for several years since his years in NSC and when he started his private practice. Other than his strong credentials and depth of experience in dermatology, I find his passion and concern for patients more admirable. He has ...
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COMPLETE GUIDE TO STD TESTS IN SINGAPORE (2018)
January 31st, 2018

You've finally decided to settle down, but want to be sure that you are free of sexually transmitted infections. What should you do, and where do you turn to?

STD screening is important, as it prevents the spread of disease to others. Many STDs are treatable.

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5 MOST COMMON TRAVEL-RELATED SKIN CONDITIONS SEEN BY A DERMATOLOGIST (#4 WILL CREEP YOU OUT)
February 1st, 2018

We all love travelling, and I for one love beach holidays and hiking off the beaten track.

There are many things Singaporeans love to bring back from our travels, but a bad skin rash is certainly not one of them.

Bedbugs were all over the news headlines recently, with Scoot and Singapore Airlines passengers complaining of being bitten during their flights. Unfortunately, bed bug bites are just one of the skin conditions that I often see in returning travellers.

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Does protopic cream cause cancer, and should I be concerned?

Dear Harini, Protopic 0.1% ointment is a non steroid ointment that has anti-inflammatory effects of steroids. The advantage is that it does not cause skin thinning and atrophy which is associated with steroid use. The concern of cancer and protopic ointment arises from the 'bl...
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How to heal an open sore at baby's genital area?

Dear Dawn, An ulcerated haemangioma over the diaper area can be challenging to manage as you have rightly pointed out that this is an area that is prone to friction and trauma. The ulcer can be become infected or even bleed. The ulcer should be cleansed gently and you can use ...
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Will there be any scars after milia removal, and how long is the downtime?

Hi, for milia seed extraction, there will be a small wound or pin point bleeding at the site of extraction. This usually settles in a few days. Milia seeds are superficial and they usually heal with no or minimal scarring.
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Can millaseeds be completely removed in 1 day, or does it require several sessions?

Hi Kelgohh, Milia seeds can be removed by simple extraction. If you have 7 to 8 milia seeds on each side, they can all be removed at the same setting. There will be some discomfort and the estimated pain score is about 4 or 5/10 but this of cause varies in individuals. A numb...
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Which should I do next for a basal cell carcinoma in Singapore?

Dear Gunawan, A non-healing ulcer may be due to an underlying skin cancer like basal cell carcinoma. The 1st thing to do is to see your dermatologist to get it checked out. A skin biopsy can be done to confirm the if this is indeed due to a pigmented basal cell carcinoma. O...
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What could be the cause of a rash after hiking and coming into contact with mud?

Dera Esther, It is difficult to be sure what the rash is without seeing it or having a proper assessment. A possibility could be a patch of eczema or dermatitis resulting from irritation from contact with the mud. This is not scaly but may be itchy. It can sometimes settle wit...
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How do I treat anhidrosis?

Dear Moi, Anhidrosis is a condition where the body is unable to sweat. It is a rare condition, and when the body is unable to sweat, it is unable to lose heat. Symptoms commonly associated with this includes muscle cramps, dizziness, flushing and even signs of heat exhaustion. ...
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How is autoimmune progesterone dermatitis diagnosed?

Dear Shermayne, Autommine progesterone dermatitis is a very rare diagnosis. It presents with rashes that are usually cyclical and varies with the mentrual cycle as progesterone levels rise. It can present with hives or wheal and even red patches. Oral sores have been reported. It...
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Is nail clubbing a sign of cancer, and what should I do next?

Dear Hans, There are many causes of clubbing of the fingers. Clubbing can be due to lung diseases, heart problems, liver diseases, thyroid dieases and malignancy. In some people, the cause is idiopathic ie. there is no undelying cause. Clubbing is often caused by chronic hypox...
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How long should steroid cream for eczema be used for? (photo)

Hi, We usually would advice applying steroid creams till the rash has cleared. When the rash resolves, it may leave a brownish pigmentation and this is termed post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This pigmentation will gradually resolve on it own. You should stop the topical ste...
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