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.
What are some nail diseases?
Some of the causes of nail disorders include the following:
- Infections (such as paronychia, warts, and green nail syndrome)
- Internal diseases (such as certain lung diseases, which can cause yellow nail syndrome)
- Nail fungus (onychomycosis)
- Structural problems (such as an ingrown toenail)
Can fingernails show signs of illness?
Did you know your nails can reveal clues to your overall health? A touch of white here, a rosy tinge there, or some rippling or bumps may be a sign of disease in the body. Problems in the liver, lungs, and heart can show up in your nails.
What do unhealthy nails look like?
Abnormalities of the fingernaildiscoloration (dark streaks, white streaks, or changes in nail color) changes in nail shape (curling or clubbing) changes in nail thickness (thickening or thinning) nails that become brittle.