Category: Nail Care

Median nail dystrophy is an abnormality of nail characterized by a split in the mid line of the nail, mainly the thumb nail. This condition occurs due to defect in the matrix of the nail. It is a rare nail …

Clubbing of finger and toes is a condition related to nail and nail bed. It is characterized by increased curvature of nails that makes the nails appear round and wider. The deformity primarily occurs because the nail plate becomes thick …

Melanoma of nail is nail cancer. It is a cancer that develops from the melanocyte cells present in the skin. Melanocytes produce melanin pigment that gives color to our skin. Melanomas are usually confined to the upper layer of skin. …

Nails are not just auxiliary appendages meant for aesthetic purpose. The color, shape and texture of nail have great clinical significance in medical practice.  Any abnormality in nail can be indicative of an underlying health problem. Hence you may have …

Taking care of your toe nail is as important as taking care of your fingernail. Unlike fingernail, the toe nails are more likely to get hurt, especially if you walk barefoot. Grooming of toe nail is important; in fact it …

Ingrown toe nail is a common condition of toenail, especially the big toe. As the name suggests, in this condition the corner of toenail grows and infiltrates skin and soft tissue of the toe instead of growing straight. This leads …

When your nails are brittle, they often split and peel into horizontal layers. It is common in women than in men. At least 20 to 30 percent of people may have developed brittle nails at some point in their life. …

Hangnails are tiny torn pieces of skin just adjacent to the nail. This nail problem is common and everyone sometime or the other in their life may have experienced it. Many people regard hangnails as mundane part of their life, …

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease which can cause significant impairment in quality of life of a person. At least half of the patients suffering from skin psoriasis may have incidence of nail involvement. Sometimes nail psoriasis may solely occur …

Calcium is one of the most essential minerals required by the body as it strengthens the bones, teeth and nails. Many people are inquisitive and some worry when they observe white spots on their fingernails. They are actually calcium deposits …

Splinter hemorrhage is a condition which occurs under the nail, both finger nail as well as toe nail. The characteristic feature of splinter hemorrhage is appearance of longitudinal red or brown lines under the nail. The nail bed has rich …

Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs and it has caused great health and monetary impact on society. It is one of the chemicals found in cigarette, pipes and cigars. This is primary component present in tobacco products. In …

Keratin is a type of protein which is found in hair, nail and the outer layer of skin. This fibrous protein keeps the nail strong and hard. However, at the same time a buildup of keratin under the nail can …

Blood clot under the fingernail or toenail in medical terminology is called subungual hematoma. It is formation of blood clot between the finger nail and the nail bed. Mainly an injury to the nail is responsible for formation of blood …

The stinky smell emanated under the toenails is often a cause of embarrassment among people who suffer from toenail infection either fungal or bacterial. Fungal nail infection is known as onychomycosis and the organism responsible for it is tinea ungium, …

Nail is not only the object of beauty as many believe. In fact, the hard keratin substance with which the nail is made up of protects the sensitive tips of finger and toes. Similar to any other body organ, nails …

The desire to have beautiful nails is traced back to Ming dynasty, where smooth and long nails were considered a status among noblewomen. This trait has continued even in the 21st century. There are several nail problems which can crop …

Lichen planus is a medical condition which predominantly affects the skin and mucus membrane. However, sometimes it also affects the nails, hair, and genitals. This condition mainly afflicts middle aged individuals or people in their mid thirties and forties. It …

Hangnail is a common ailment and many people all over the world suffer from it. Contrary to the belief, hangnail is not a nail; it is small skin flap which gets separated from the nail or cuticle. This skin piece …

A hangnail is a small piece of torn skin at the side of the nail bed. You may find the name hangnail to be funny as it is the small piece of skin around the fingernail that is involved and …