Some of the most common ones include alopecia, dandruff, onycholysis and ingrown nails.
Hair loss is a common problem that affects both men and women, and undoubtedly causes anxiety and distress when it occurs. There are many reasons including diet, stress or hormone imbalances among others which may contribute to this.
Dandruff is a common scalp condition, especially in our humid weather. However, if the scalp has silvery flakes instead of white or yellow flakes, that might indicate psoriasis, which is a genetic skin condition that causes bumpy and flaky skin.
For mild dandruff, a mild shampoo will usually work, but for stronger dandruff, medicated shampoo might be prescribed. These will contain antibacterial and antifungal components to stop the inflammation and stop the growth of dandruff. If the dandruff is caused by psoriasis, coal-tar based medicated shampoos might be prescribed.
Onycholysis refers to the separation of the nail from the nail bed, typically due to injury or infection. Ingrown nails are also common, usually occurring due to previous injury or cutting the nail too deeply, causing the nail to grow into the skin surrounding the nail.
Tinea Unguium, also known as the fungal infection of the nails, may be treated with topical or oral antifungal medication.