Hair & Skin Health

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Hair & Skin Health

Common Hair & Skin Conditions

Caring for hair, nail and skin conditions such as acne, eczema, dermatitis and hair loss goes well beyond cosmetic concerns. They can cause both physical and psychological discomfort and lead to low self-esteem and depression. Skin cancer, the most prevalent cancer in the world, can also be life-threatening.

To avoid unnecessary suffering people should be aware of the symptoms and preventative measures related to these conditions. Fortunately, many skin conditions can be treated with the right medicine or lifestyle changes.

Some of the top prevalent hair and skin conditions are:

Sexual Health

Several hair and skin conditions can impact the genital and anal areas potentially impacting sexual health including genital herpes, genital warts, pubic lice, scabies, and even haemorrhoids (piles).

Preventing these conditions and recognising their related symptoms early is essential for maintaining sexual health.

Some of the top sexual health conditions affecting the skin and hair are:

Nail Health

Fingernails and toenails health, similar to your skin are often a reflection of your internal health. Brittle nails, for example, can be a sign of nutritional deficiencies, while yellow or thickening nails can be a sign of fungal infection.

The most typical nail infection is onychomycosis. But paronychia, an infection or inflammation that affects the soft tissues around the nail is also common. Even if you don’t have an infection, keeping your nails healthy should be part of your overall skin health routine.

Some of the top nail health conditions are:

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