Skin Conditions

Skin

Itchy or dry skin are common medical conditions which present to doctors and pharmacists. Sometimes the symptoms can be very mild, but in a small collection of patients they can be very distressing. 

In most cases, dry or itchy skin can be managed simply without the help of a medical professional. At SMC we have sourced some valuable resources to help our patients manage these common conditions. 

We encourage all of our patients to read and follow the guidance of the resources below before liaising with us at the practice, as many of these conditions can be managed at home. 

Please feel free to read through the articles listed below to better assist you with your skin conditions. 

Concerned about Eczema?

For many people, chronic itch from eczema goes way beyond just the physical. People with chronically itchy skin are more likely to experience poor sleep, and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

For further information about eczema, please click here.

Scalp

An itchy scalp can be enough to make anyone have a bad day. You may feel the itch will never go away and you may want to do anything to make it feel better. 

To assist you with your care, SMC have sourced a number of useful links to assist you with managing an itchy scalp at home. If you feel there is no relief after reviewing these resources, please feel free to contact the practice.

Guidance from the American Academy of Dermatology

Hair Loss

Hair loss can be a distressing experience for any individual which may impact their emotional and mental wellbeing, leaving them to feel vulnerable. 

There are many different types of hair loss ranging from hair thinning, to total loss of hair. It is important to remember that the causes of hair loss can be due to genetics, aging, pregnancy, stress, or external factors such as alcohol, hair products and smoking. 
 
At SMC we recommend all patients to read through some of the guidance listed below to gain more information about hair loss and what possible treatment options are available. If you would like to discuss any of these conditions further, or arrange a blood test to investigate any possible reversible causes of hair loss then please feel free to book an appointment with one of our clinicians.