Your toenails and fingernails protect the tissues of your toes and fingers. They are made up of layers of a hardened protein called keratin, which is also in your hair and skin. The health of your nails can be a
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Causes of Nail disorder
Most nail problems are caused by:
- injuries or biting your nails
- staining your nails - for example, by smoking or applying a lot of nail varnish
- not regularly trimming your nails, or cutting them at an angle
- your hands often being ...
Causes List for Nail disorder
Some possible causes of Nail disorder or similar disorders may include:2
- Nail disorder, nonsyndromic congenital, type 10 (Nail disorder)
- Nail disorder, nonsyndromic congenital, type 8 (Nail disorder)
Types of Nail disorder
Some of the types of this condition may include:3 Types of Nail disorder:
- Abnormality of nail color
- Abnormality of the fingernails
- Abnormality of the periungual region
- Abnormality of the subungual region
- Abnormality of the toenails
- Abnormal nail growth
- Absent lunula
- Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the nails
- Beaked nails
- Chronic monilial nail infection ...
Diagnosis of Nail disorder
See a GP if:
- you don't know why a nail has changed shape, changed colour or fallen off
- the skin around your nails has become sore, red, swollen and warm (paronychia) - this can be a sign of an infection or ...
Treatments: Nail disorder
Things you can do yourself: There are some things you can do to help with common nail problems. Do
- wear rubber gloves if your hands are often in water or you regularly use cleaning products
- clean your nails with a ...
Names and Terminology
- Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ naildiseases.html
- Source: Algorithmically Generated List
- Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
- Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ CN001454/
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