In This Chapter
Diagnosing and treating common skin conditions
Keeping your scalp and hair healthy
Using your fingernails and toenails as a diagnostic tool
When your skin, scalp, hair, or nails succumb to illness, you have two problems: the condition itself and how it makes you feel about yourself and your appearance. That doesn’t make you vain; it makes you normal. Whether you find out that lice have infested your locks, you break out in acne, or your fingernails turn yellow, you want a cure, and you want it now! Although I can’t promise immediate results, in this chapter, I offer guidance on what you can do right now to turn the tide on the most common ailments affecting your skin, scalp, hair, and nails.
Skin conditions may or may not be only skin deep. Certain skin conditions, such as blisters, corns, calluses, and ringworm, are ...