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
Antibiotic Tablets for AcneAntifungal Medicines
Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)Atopic Eczema
BedbugsBoils, Carbuncles and Furunculosis
Bowen's DiseaseBullous Pemphigoid
Candidal Skin Infection (Yeast Infection)Cellulitis and Erysipelas
Chickenpox in Adults and TeenagersChickenpox in Children under 12
ChilblainsCold Sores
Contact DermatitisCorns and Calluses
Dermatitis HerpetiformisDiscoid Eczema
Dog and Cat BitesEczema - Triggers and Irritants
Ehlers-Danlos SyndromeEpidermoid and Pilar Cysts (Sebaceous Cysts)
Erythema NodosumErythema Toxicum Neonatorum
Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)Fingertip Units for Topical Steroids
FolliculitisFoot Blisters
FrostbiteFungal Groin Infection (Tinea Cruris)
Fungal Nail Infections (Tinea Unguium)Fungal Scalp Infection (Scalp Ringworm)
GanglionHand, 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
Hidradenitis SuppurativaHives (Acute Urticaria)
Hives (Chronic Urticaria)Hives (Inducible Urticaria)
Human BitesImpetigo
Ingrowing (Ingrown) ToenailsInsect Bites and Stings
ItchingItchy Bottom (Pruritus Ani)
Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae)Jaundice
KeloidLichen Planus
Lichen SclerosusLipoma
Liquid Nitrogen TreatmentLocalised Scleroderma (Morphoea)
Lyme DiseaseMale Pattern Baldness
Malignant Skin UlcersMilia
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
Raynaud's PhenomenonRingworm (Tinea Corporis)
Seborrhoeic DermatitisSeborrhoeic Dermatitis in Babies (Cradle Cap)
Seborrhoeic WartsShingles (Herpes Zoster)
Skin Cancer - An OverviewSkin Cancer - Melanoma
Skin Cancer - Non-melanomaSkin Prick Allergy Test
Skin RashesSweaty Feet
Swollen Lymph GlandsSystemic Lupus Erythematosus
Telogen EffluviumTopical Anti-inflammatory Painkillers
Topical Steroids (excluding Inhaled Steroids)Topical Steroids for Eczema
Topical Treatments For AcneVaricose Eczema
Venous Leg UlcersViral Rashes
VitiligoVulval Intraepithelial Neoplasia
Warts and VerrucasWound Infection