What is wrong with my toenail?
Toenail problems can affect people of all ages, but tend to be more common in older people.
Common causes of fingernail problems include injury, infection and skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis.
Causes of toenail problems include trauma, ill-fitting shoes, poor circulation, poor nerve supply and infection.
What are the different nail disorder and diseases?
Overview of Nail Disorders. Many disorders can affect the nails, including deformity and dystrophy, infections, and ingrown toenails. Infections can involve any part of the nail and may or may not change the nail’s appearance. Most nail infections are fungal (onychomycosis), but bacterial and viral infections occur.
Can toe nails show health problems?
Healthy nails are smooth and have a consistent color. Anything else affecting the growth or appearance of the fingernails or toenails may indicate an abnormality. A person’s nails can say a lot about the state of their health. Nail abnormalities, in most cases, are not serious and can be easily treated.
What causes deformed toenails?
Although there are many potential causes of thick nails, in the toenails a fungal infection is the most common cause. Other diseases, such as psoriasis or diabetes, may also cause thick nails to develop. The exact cause of thick nails will help decide the treatment a person has to correct the condition.