Hammersmith and Fulham CCG
Common Hair problems affecting the hair and scalp include excess hair (Hypertrichosis), hair loss, infections, and disorders causing itching and scaling.
Dermatitis is a general term that describes an inflammation of the skin. Dermatitis can have many causes and occurs in many forms.
Drug rashes are common and should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of any sudden-onset widespread inflammatory rash.
Eczema or dermatitis is the commonest inflammatory skin condition we see. Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. It is a long-term (chronic) condition in most people, although it can improve over time, especially in children.
Chronic facial skin rashes carry a heavy psychological morbidity. Rates of depression are high and patient personalities and social functioning can be impaired.