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Dermatology: Hair, Nails and Skin Conditions

  • Synopsis: Last Updated: 2017-06-26 - List of dermatology conditions and articles examining diseases from this branch of medicine dealing with the nails hair and skin

Dermatology is defined as the branch of medicine dealing with the hair, nails, skin and its diseases. It is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. A dermatologist treats diseases, in the widest sense, and some cosmetic problems of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.

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Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases.

A dermatologist takes care of diseases and cancers of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails. Dermatosis (plural dermatoses), is defined as any disease of the skin, and, while thousands of skin disorders have been described, only a small number account for most visits to the doctor.


This is a specialist who specializes in the treatment of immune mediated skin diseases such as lupus, bullous pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris, and other immune mediated skin disorders. Specialists in this field often run their own immunopathology labs.

Research shows that a majority of skin diseases are caused by nutrient imbalances within the human body.

Skin disease usually entails specialized diagnostic processes linked to skin conditions, treatments and preventions of various skin diseases, and may involve treatments such as injected, externally applied, and internal medications, a variety of dermatologic surgical procedures, or cosmetic procedures like chemical peels, micro-dermabrasion, and sclerotherapy for conditions such as varicose veins.

List of Hair, Nails, and Skin Diseases
Acne Grover's Disease Pityriasis Lichenoides
Acanthosis Nigricans Hair Loss - Alopecia Areata Pityriasis Rosea
Acrochordons Hair Loss - Androgenic Alopecia Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris
Actinic Keratosis Hair Loss - Telogen Effluvium Plantar Warts
Age Spots Halo Nevus Poison Ivy
Allergic Contact Dermatitis Hand Dermatitis Poison Oak
Anal Warts Heat Rash Pompholyx
Angioma Herpes Simplex Pre-cancers of the Skin
Aphthous Ulcers Herpes Zoster (See Shingles) Pruritus Ani
Athlete's Foot Hidradenitis Suppurativa Pseudofolliculitis Barbae
Atopic Dermatitis Hives Psoriasis
Atypical Moles Hyperhidrosis Razor Bumps
Barnacles of Aging Ichthyosis Rhus Allergy
Basal Cell Carcinoma Impetigo Rhyniophyma
Bateman's Purpura Ring Worm - Body
Berloque Dermatitis Irritant vs. Allergic Dermatitis Ring Worm - Scalp
Boils Jock Itch Rosacea
Bruising Back of Arms Keloids Scabies
Bullous Pemphigoid Keratoacanthoma Scar, Abnormal
Candida Keratosis Pilaris Schamberg's Disease
Carbuncles and Furuncles Lentigines (Sun Spots) Scleroderma, Localized
Cherry Angioma Lichen Planus Sebaceous Hyperplasia
Chiggers Lichen Planus Like Keratosis Seborrheic Dermatitis
Chondrodermatitis Helicis Lichen Simplex Chronicus Seborrheic Keratosis
Clark's Nevus Lichen Sclerosus Senile Angioma
Cold Sores Lichen Striatus Shingles
Condylomata Lupus of the Skin Skin Aging
Cysts Lyme Disease Skin Tags
Dandruff Lymphomatoid Papulosis Solar Keratosis
Mask of Pregnancy Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Darier's Disease Melanoma Stasis Dermatitis
Dermatofibroma Melasma Sunburn
Diaper Dermatitis Miliaria Sun Damage
Discoid Lupus Erythematosus Moles Sun Spots - Liver Spots
Dry Skin Molluscum Contagiosum Sweating, Excessive
Dyshidrotic Dermatitis Mycosis Fungoides Telogen Effluvium
Eczema, Atopic Myxoid Cysts Tinea Capitis
Eczema, Dyshidrotic Nail Splitting, Brittle Tinea Corporis
Eczema, Hands Nail Fungus Tinea Cruris
Eczema, Localized Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum Tinea Pedis
Eczema, Nummular Nickel Allergy Tinea Versicolor
Erythema Multiforme Nummular Dermatitis Urticaria
Erythema Nodosum Onychomycosis Urticaria Pigmentosa
Folliculitis Onychoschizia Vitiligo
Folliculitis Keloidalis Nuchae Perioral Dermatitis Warts
Fordyce's Condition Pfiesteria Xanthomas
Granuloma Annulare Pimples Xerosis (Dry Skin)
Pityriasis Alba Yeast Infection, Skin

Skin Cancer Awareness

Black awareness ribbonSkin Cancer Awareness is represented by the color black ribbon, and May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a time to increase awareness of the importance of the prevention, early detection, and treatment of skin cancer.

Quick Facts: Human Skin

  • The skin renews itself every 28 days.
  • Skin accounts for about 15% of your body weight.
  • Changes in your skin can sometimes signal changes in your overall health.
  • Dead skin comprises about a billion tons of dust in the earth's atmosphere.
  • Your skin is its thickest on your feet (1.4mm) and thinnest on your eyelids (0.2mm).
  • Your skin constantly sheds dead cells, about 30,000 to 40,000 cells every minute! That's nearly 9 lbs. per year!
  • The average adult has approximately 21 square feet of skin, which weighs 9 lbs and contains more than 11 miles of blood vessels.
  • The average person has about 300 million skin cells. A single square inch of skin has about 19 million cells and up to 300 sweat glands.
Latest Dermatology Publications
1 - Does Smoking Make You Look Older - Romeo Morales, M.D., F.A.A.D..
2 - Candidiasis Fungal Infection Must be Treated Early - Infectious Diseases Society of America.
3 - Hospital Hand Washing Leads to Rise in Dermatitis - University of Manchester.
4 - Hand Injuries from Human and Animal Teeth Bites - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
5 - Allergic Reactions From Cell Phones by Nickel and Chromium Metals - Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News.
6 - Color of Eyes May Indicate Risk for Serious Skin Conditions - University of Colorado Denver.
7 - Nickel Allergy Information - Disabled World.
8 - Chiggers - Facts, Bites, Treatment and Prevention - Disabled World.
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