Health Information by category Skin / Nail Disorders

This is a very wide-ranging category and contains information about different types of conditions affecting the skin. Some are common such as eczema, acne and allergic rashes (urticaria) and others are rarer such as scleroderma. Infections are covered such as chickenpox, fungal nail infections and boils/abscesses as well as skin cancers and their prevention. All of our doctor-authored leaflets have sections covering for example "What are the common symptoms?", WWhat treatments are available?" and "What is the outlook (prognosis)?" Very commonly seen conditions such as head lice, chillblains and cold sores are also covered to enable you to have the confidence to manage at them home.

AbscessAcne
Actinic KeratosisAcute Urticaria (Hives)
AlbinismAlopecia Areata
Angio-oedemaAntibiotic Tablets for Acne
Antifungal MedicinesAthlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)
Atopic EczemaBedbugs
Boils, Carbuncles and FurunculosisBowen's Disease
Bullous PemphigoidCandidal Skin Infection
Cellulitis and ErysipelasChecking for Head Lice
Chickenpox in Adults and TeenagersChickenpox in Children under 12
ChilblainsChronic Urticaria (Hives)
Cold SoresContact Dermatitis
Corns and CallusesDermatitis Herpetiformis
Discoid EczemaDog and Cat Bites
Eczema - Triggers and IrritantsEhlers-Danlos Syndrome
Epidermoid and Pilar Cysts (Sebaceous Cysts)Erythema Nodosum
Erythema Toxicum NeonatorumExcessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Fingertip Units for Topical SteroidsFolliculitis
Foot BlistersFrostbite
Fungal Groin Infection (Tinea Cruris)Fungal Nail Infections (Tinea Unguium)
Fungal Scalp Infection (Scalp Ringworm)Ganglion
Hand, Foot and Mouth DiseaseHand-arm Vibration Syndrome
Head Lice and NitsHenoch-Schönlein Purpura
Hidradenitis SuppurativaHuman Bites
ImpetigoIngrowing (Ingrown) Toenails
Insect Bites and StingsItching
Itchy Bottom (Pruritus Ani)Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae)
JaundiceKeloid
Lichen PlanusLichen Sclerosus
LipomaLiquid Nitrogen Treatment
Localised Scleroderma (Morphoea)Lotions and Sprays for Head Lice
Lyme DiseaseMale Pattern Baldness
Malignant Skin UlcersMilia
Moisturisers (Emollients) for EczemaMolluscum Contagiosum
Nappy RashParonychia
Patch Testing for Contact DermatitisPemphigus Vulgaris
Perioral DermatitisPhysical Urticarias (Hives)
Pilonidal SinusPityriasis Rosea
Pityriasis VersicolorPolymorphic Light Eruption
PompholyxPort-wine Stain
Postherpetic NeuralgiaPregnancy - Chickenpox Contact
Pressure UlcersPreventing Skin Cancer
Prickly Heat/Heat Rash (Miliaria)Primary Cold Sore Infection
PsoriasisPsoriatic Nail Disease
Pubic and Body LiceRaynaud's Phenomenon
Ringworm (Tinea Corporis)Rosacea
ScabiesSeborrhoeic Dermatitis
Seborrhoeic Dermatitis in Babies (Cradle Cap)Seborrhoeic Warts
Shingles (Herpes Zoster)Skin Cancer - An Overview
Skin Cancer - MelanomaSkin Cancer - Non-melanoma
Skin Prick Allergy TestSkin Rashes
Sweaty FeetSwollen Lymph Glands
Systemic Lupus ErythematosusTelogen Effluvium
Topical Anti-inflammatory PainkillersTopical Steroids (excluding Inhaled Steroids)
Topical Steroids for EczemaTopical Treatments For Acne
Varicose EczemaVenous Leg Ulcers
Viral RashesVitiligo
Vulval Intraepithelial NeoplasiaWarts and Verrucas
Wet Combing Treatment for Head LiceWound Infection