Hair and Nail Problems
Outside of an occasional haircut or trimming and filing your nails, you probably give little thought to your hair and nails, unless there is something wrong. Hair on your head grows from follicles in the skin, and, while not necessary for living, it does provide sun protection for your scalp. Likewise, nails protect the tips of your fingers and toes from injury and also provide support.
Hair disorders such as hair loss and dermatitis that leads to dandruff may result from a variety of factors, such as genetics, hormones, illness, and poor nutrition.
Nails often reflect our general state of health. Changes in the nail, such as discoloration or thickening, can signal health problems, including liver and kidney diseases, heart and lung conditions, anemia, and diabetes. Nail disorders may include fungal or bacterial infections as well as splitting or cracking, often brought on by poor nail care, certain medications, and health problems.
If you notice any problems with your hair or nails, it is important to see a dermatologist. At Water’s Edge Dermatology, our providers have years of experience treating hair and nail problems. Explore the links below to learn about some of the most common ones.
If you have a hair or nail condition, contact Water’s Edge Dermatology for an appointment with one of our practitioners. Our dermatologists can diagnose your disorder and recommend treatment options. We have locations throughout Central and South Florida. Find the location nearest you and call today or request an appointment online.
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