Skin, hair and nails

The skin acts as both the body’s shell and shield as well as a sensory organ. But what is it made up of? What is the purpose of hair and how do nails grow?

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  • Erysipelas and cellulitis

    Erysipelas and cellulitis

    Erysipelas and cellulitis are skin infections that can develop if your skin is broken (for instance, through a cut or sore) and bacteria get into it....

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    How much sun is too much?

    We all know that too much sun is bad for your skin. But how do you know how long you can stay in the sun? You can't see or feel UV light, so it's dif...

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    Structure of the nails

    Fingernails and toenails are made from skin cells. Structures that are made from skin cells are called skin appendages. Hairs are also skin appendage...

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    How does skin work?

    Our skin is our heaviest and largest organ, making up about one seventh of our body weight: Depending on your height and body mass, it weighs between...