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.

Actinic KeratosisAlbinism
Alopecia AreataAngio-oedema
Antifungal MedicinesAthlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)
Atopic EczemaBedbugs
Boils, Carbuncles and FurunculosisBowen's Disease
Bullous PemphigoidCandidal Skin Infection (Yeast Infection)
Cellulitis and ErysipelasChickenpox in Adults and Teenagers
Chickenpox in ChildrenChilblains
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
Guttate PsoriasisHand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Hand-arm Vibration SyndromeHead Lice and Nits
Henoch-Schönlein PurpuraHidradenitis Suppurativa
Hives (Acute Urticaria)Hives (Chronic Urticaria)
Hives (Inducible Urticaria)Human Bites
ImpetigoIngrowing (Ingrown) Toenails
Insect Bites and StingsItching
Itchy Bottom (Pruritus Ani)Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae)
Lichen PlanusLichen Sclerosus
LipomaLiquid Nitrogen Treatment
Localised Scleroderma (Morphoea)Lyme Disease
Male Pattern BaldnessMalignant Skin Ulcers
Mastocytosis and Mast Cell DisordersMilia
Moisturisers (Emollients) for EczemaMolluscum Contagiosum
Nappy RashParonychia
Patch Testing for Contact DermatitisPemphigus Vulgaris
Perioral DermatitisPilonidal Sinus
Pityriasis RoseaPityriasis Versicolor
Polymorphic Light EruptionPompholyx
Port-wine StainPostherpetic Neuralgia
Pregnancy - Chickenpox ContactPressure Ulcers
Preventing Skin CancerPrickly Heat/Heat Rash (Miliaria)
Primary Cold Sore InfectionPsoriasis
Psoriatic Nail DiseasePubic and Body Lice
Purpuric RashesRaynaud's Phenomenon
Ringworm (Tinea Corporis)Rosacea
ScabiesSeborrhoeic Dermatitis
Seborrhoeic Dermatitis in Babies (Cradle Cap)Seborrhoeic Warts
Shingles (Herpes Zoster)Skin Cancer
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 EczemaVaricose Eczema
Venous Leg UlcersViral Rashes
Viral Skin InfectionsVitiligo
Vulval Intraepithelial NeoplasiaWarts and Verrucas
Wound InfectionZinc Deficiency, Excess and Supplementation