Skin assessment:
Abnormal findings:
5. Skin, Hair and Nails
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Skin diseases (allergies, hives, psoriasis, eczema) Change in pigmentation Change in mole (size or color) Excessive dryness or moisture Pruritus Excessive bruising Rash or lesion Medications Hair loss Change in nails Environmental or occupational hazards Self-care behaviors 
Texture Moisture content Temperature Skin lesions (primary or secondary, solid or fluid-filled, borders, color, pattern, location and distribution, diameter and drainage)
Hair assessment:
Distribution, quantity, texture and color Patterns of hair loss and growth Scalp (erythema, scaling and encrustations)
Nails assessment:
Color Shape Thickness Consistency
Skin – Café-au-lait spots, cherry angiomas, hemangiomas, papular rash, pressure ulcers, pruritus, purpuric lesions, scars, telangiectases, urticaria, vesicular rash Hair – alopecia, hirsutism Nails – Beau’s lines, clubbing, koilonychia, Muehrcke’s lines, onycholysis, Terry’s nails
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Skin diseases (allergies, hives, psoriasis, eczema) Change in pigmentation Change in mole (size or color) Excessive dryness or moisture Pruritus Excessive bruising Rash or lesion Medications Hair loss Change in nails Environmental or occupational hazards Self-care behaviors
Texture Moisture content Temperature Skin lesions (primary or secondary, solid or fluid-filled, borders, color, pattern, location and distribution, diameter and drainage)
Hair assessment:
Distribution, quantity, texture and color Patterns of hair loss and growth Scalp (erythema, scaling and encrustations)
Nails assessment:
Color Shape Thickness Consistency
Skin – Café-au-lait spots, cherry angiomas, hemangiomas, papular rash, pressure ulcers, pruritus, purpuric lesions, scars, telangiectases, urticaria, vesicular rash Hair – alopecia, hirsutism Nails – Beau’s lines, clubbing, koilonychia, Muehrcke’s lines, onycholysis, Terry’s nails
Skin assessment:
Abnormal findings:
5. Skin, Hair & Nails
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Skin diseases (allergies, hives, psoriasis, eczema) Change in pigmentation Change in mole (size or color) Excessive dryness or moisture Pruritus Excessive bruising Rash or lesion Medications Hair loss Change in nails Environmental or occupational hazards Self-care behaviors
Texture Moisture content Temperature Skin lesions (primary or secondary, solid or fluid-filled, borders, color, pattern, location and distribution, diameter and drainage)
Hair assessment:
Distribution, quantity, texture and color Patterns of hair loss and growth Scalp (erythema, scaling and encrustations)
Nails assessment:
Color Shape Thickness Consistency
Skin – Café-au-lait spots, cherry angiomas, hemangiomas, papular rash, pressure ulcers, pruritus, purpuric lesions, scars, telangiectases, urticaria, vesicular rash Hair – alopecia, hirsutism Nails – Beau’s lines, clubbing, koilonychia, Muehrcke’s lines, onycholysis, Terry’s nails
Skin assessment:
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