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Dermatology: Hair, Nails & Skin Conditions

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  • Synopsis: Last Updated: 2016-02-05 - List of dermatology conditions and articles examining diseases from this branch of medicine dealing with the nails hair and skin

Definition: Dermatology

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
AcneGrover's DiseasePityriasis Lichenoides
Acanthosis NigricansHair Loss - Alopecia AreataPityriasis Rosea
AcrochordonsHair Loss - Androgenic AlopeciaPityriasis Rubra Pilaris
Actinic KeratosisHair Loss - Telogen EffluviumPlantar Warts
Age SpotsHalo NevusPoison Ivy
Allergic Contact DermatitisHand DermatitisPoison Oak
Anal WartsHeat RashPompholyx
AngiomaHerpes SimplexPre-cancers of the Skin
Aphthous UlcersHerpes Zoster (See Shingles)Pruritus Ani
Athlete's FootHidradenitis SuppurativaPseudofolliculitis Barbae
Atopic DermatitisHivesPsoriasis
Atypical MolesHyperhidrosisRazor Bumps
Barnacles of AgingIchthyosisRhus Allergy
Basal Cell CarcinomaImpetigoRhyniophyma
Bateman's PurpuraRing Worm - Body
Berloque DermatitisIrritant vs. Allergic DermatitisRing Worm - Scalp
BoilsJock ItchRosacea
Bruising Back of ArmsKeloidsScabies
Bullous PemphigoidKeratoacanthomaScar, Abnormal
CandidaKeratosis PilarisSchamberg's Disease
Carbuncles and FurunclesLentigines (Sun Spots)Scleroderma, Localized
Cherry AngiomaLichen PlanusSebaceous Hyperplasia
ChiggersLichen Planus Like KeratosisSeborrheic Dermatitis
Chondrodermatitis HelicisLichen Simplex ChronicusSeborrheic Keratosis
Clark's NevusLichen SclerosusSenile Angioma
Cold SoresLichen StriatusShingles
CondylomataLupus of the SkinSkin Aging
CystsLyme DiseaseSkin Tags
DandruffLymphomatoid PapulosisSolar Keratosis
Mask of PregnancySquamous Cell Carcinoma
Darier's DiseaseMelanomaStasis Dermatitis
Diaper DermatitisMiliariaSun Damage
Discoid Lupus ErythematosusMolesSun Spots - Liver Spots
Dry SkinMolluscum ContagiosumSweating, Excessive
Dyshidrotic DermatitisMycosis FungoidesTelogen Effluvium
Eczema, AtopicMyxoid CystsTinea Capitis
Eczema, DyshidroticNail Splitting, BrittleTinea Corporis
Eczema, HandsNail FungusTinea Cruris
Eczema, LocalizedNecrobiosis Lipoidica DiabeticorumTinea Pedis
Eczema, NummularNickel AllergyTinea Versicolor
Erythema MultiformeNummular DermatitisUrticaria
Erythema NodosumOnychomycosisUrticaria Pigmentosa
Folliculitis Keloidalis NuchaePerioral DermatitisWarts
Fordyce's ConditionPfiesteriaXanthomas
Granuloma AnnularePimplesXerosis (Dry Skin)
Pityriasis AlbaYeast 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
  2. Candidiasis Fungal Infection Must be Treated Early
  3. Hospital Hand Washing Leads to Rise in Dermatitis
  4. Hand Injuries from Human and Animal Teeth Bites
  5. Allergic Reactions From Cell Phones by Nickel and Chromium Metals

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