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 KeratosisAlbinism
Alopecia AreataAngio-oedema
Antibiotic Tablets for AcneAntifungal Medicines
Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)Atopic Eczema
BedbugsBoils, Carbuncles and Furunculosis
Boils, Carbuncles and Furunculosis - CausesBoils, Carbuncles and Furunculosis - Treatment
Bowen's DiseaseBullous Pemphigoid
Candidal Skin Infection (Yeast Infection)Cellulitis and Erysipelas
Chickenpox in Adults and TeenagersChickenpox in Children under 12
ChilblainsChilblains - Causes
Chilblains - SymptomsChilblains - Treatment
Cold SoresContact Dermatitis
Corns and CallusesDermatitis Herpetiformis
Discoid EczemaDog and Cat Bites
Dog and Cat Bites - CausesDog and Cat Bites - Complications
Dog and Cat Bites - PreventionDog and Cat Bites - Treatment
Dog and Cat Bites - When to seek medical adviceEczema - Triggers and Irritants
Ehlers-Danlos SyndromeEpidermoid and Pilar Cysts (Sebaceous Cysts)
Erythema NodosumErythema Toxicum Neonatorum
Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) - Causes
Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) - Self-helpExcessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) - Treatment
Fingertip Units for Topical SteroidsFolliculitis
Folliculitis - Symptoms and CausesFolliculitis - Treatment and Prevention
Foot BlistersFrostbite
Fungal Groin Infection (Tinea Cruris)Fungal Nail Infections (Tinea Unguium)
Fungal Scalp Infection (Scalp Ringworm)Ganglion
Guttate PsoriasisGuttate Psoriasis - Causes and symptoms
Guttate Psoriasis - Diagnosis and treatmentHand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Hand-arm Vibration SyndromeHead Lice and Nits
Head Lice and Nits - CausesHead Lice and Nits - Diagnosis
Head Lice and Nits - PreventionHead Lice and Nits - Symptoms
Head Lice and Nits - TreatmentHenoch-Schönlein Purpura
Henoch-Schönlein Purpura - CausesHenoch-Schönlein Purpura - Diagnosis
Henoch-Schönlein Purpura - SymptomsHenoch-Schönlein Purpura - Treatment
Hidradenitis SuppurativaHives (Acute Urticaria)
Hives (Chronic Urticaria)Hives (Chronic Urticaria) - Causes
Hives (Chronic Urticaria) - DiagnosisHives (Chronic Urticaria) - Symptoms
Hives (Chronic Urticaria) - TreatmentHives (Inducible Urticaria)
Human BitesHuman Bites - Complications
Human Bites - TestsHuman Bites - Treatment
Human Bites - When to seek medical adviceImpetigo
Ingrowing (Ingrown) ToenailsInsect Bites and Stings
ItchingItchy Bottom (Pruritus Ani)
Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae)Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae) - Investigations
Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae) - Outlook (Prognosis)Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae) - Symptoms & Causes
Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae) - TreatmentsJaundice
KeloidKeloid - Causes and Diagnosis
Keloid - SymptomsKeloid - Treatment and prevention
Lichen PlanusLichen Sclerosus
LipomaLiquid Nitrogen Treatment
Localised Scleroderma (Morphoea)Lyme Disease
Male Pattern BaldnessMalignant Skin Ulcers
Mastocytosis and Mast Cell DisordersMastocytosis and Mast Cell Disorders - Causes and Diagnosis
Mastocytosis and Mast Cell Disorders - SymptomsMastocytosis and Mast Cell Disorders - Treatment and Prognosis
MiliaMoisturisers (Emollients) for Eczema
Molluscum ContagiosumNappy Rash
ParonychiaPatch Testing for Contact Dermatitis
Pemphigus VulgarisPerioral Dermatitis
Perioral Dermatitis - CausesPerioral Dermatitis - Diagnosis and Treatment
Perioral Dermatitis - SymptomsPilonidal Sinus
Pityriasis RoseaPityriasis Versicolor
Polymorphic Light EruptionPolymorphic Light Eruption - Causes and Diagnosis
Polymorphic Light Eruption - SymptomsPolymorphic Light Eruption - Treatment and Prevention
PompholyxPort-wine Stain
Port-wine Stain - Causes and SymptomsPort-wine Stain - Diagnosis
Port-wine Stain - TreatmentPostherpetic Neuralgia
Pregnancy - Chickenpox ContactPressure Ulcers
Preventing Skin CancerPrickly Heat/Heat Rash (Miliaria)
Primary Cold Sore InfectionPsoriasis
Psoriatic Nail DiseasePubic and Body Lice
Purpuric RashesPurpuric Rashes - Diagnosis and Treatment
Purpuric Rashes - Symptoms and CausesRaynaud's Phenomenon
Ringworm (Tinea Corporis)Rosacea
ScabiesScabies - Causes
Scabies - DiagnosisScabies - Symptoms
Scabies - TreatmentSeborrhoeic Dermatitis
Seborrhoeic Dermatitis in Babies (Cradle Cap)Seborrhoeic Warts
Shingles (Herpes Zoster)Shingles (Herpes Zoster) - Cause
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) - ComplicationsShingles (Herpes Zoster) - Prevention - shingles vaccine
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) - Seeing a doctorShingles (Herpes Zoster) - Symptoms
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) - TreatmentSkin 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 RashesViral Skin Infections
Viral Skin Infections - Causes and diagnosisViral Skin Infections - Symptoms
Viral Skin Infections - Treatment and outlookVitiligo
Vulval Intraepithelial NeoplasiaWarts and Verrucas
Wound InfectionZinc Deficiency, Excess and Supplementation
Zinc Deficiency, Excess and Supplementation - CausesZinc Deficiency, Excess and Supplementation - Diagnosis
Zinc Deficiency, Excess and Supplementation - SymptomsZinc Deficiency, Excess and Supplementation - Treatment