The hair on your head grows from follicles in the skin, and provides sun protection for your scalp. In a similar way, your nails protect the tips of your fingers and toes from injury while also providing 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.

As with our skin, our nails also often reflect our general state of health. Changes in the nail, such as discoloration or thickening, can be a sign of 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 of the nail, which is often caused by poor nail care, certain medications and health problems.

Most Common Hair and Nail Disorders

If you are experiencing issues 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 Our Dermatologists Today!

Contact Water’s Edge Dermatology for an appointment with one of our practitioners. Our dermatologists can diagnose the cause of your hair or nail issues and recommend treatment options.