Hair, nail problems
HISTORY: Helping your doctor get to the bottom of things and quickly to a correct
diagnosis and treatment can be remarkably helped by the patient having his/her facts down
correctly. Did the problem begin after an illness or time of great stress or distress? Was a new
medication started? To see how you can help yourself, check SKINSIGHT (and you might even figure out what you have before you get to the
doctor to discuss treatment)! The same company that provides this web sight also provides
VISUALDX to physicians who wish to subscribe. And, here is another site to help patients ("for patients").
PHOTOS: Times have changed and many people have access to their cell phone cameras. Direct
visible pictures of how a process started and changed no longer has to be confused by vocabulary
barriers. Patients can carry a series of photos in their phones to show what happened and when.
They can arrange these on pages and bring them with them to the doctor.
TISSUE: Nail clippings, skin material that comes off, and hair that comes out can be
collected and refrigerated to bring into your doctor in case he/she wants to examine it or even
send it for culture or pathology studies.
Toenail fungus prevention &
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[posted 30 July
2012; checked 6 July 2015]