Nail disorder

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 ...1

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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 ...
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Causes List for Nail disorder

Some possible causes of Nail disorder or similar disorders may include:2

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Types of Nail disorder

Some of the types of this condition may include:3 Types of Nail disorder:

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Diagnosis of Nail disorder

See a GP if:

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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 ...
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Names and Terminology

Synonyms: Nail disease ...Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)4 ...

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  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): naildiseases.html
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  3. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  4. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ CN001454/ 

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