Your nails can provide you with a lot of information about your general health.  Then, there are diseases of the fingernails that can occur independently and only affect the nail.  It is important to be able to recognize different nail diseases because prompt treatment is important to help ensure that the underlying problem is taken… [Continue Reading]

Psoriatic nails –characterized rough nail surface, damaged nail beds and discoloration. People who already have the skin condition psoriasis are most susceptible. The nail may also split from the nail bed. Also common is swelling and redness of the nails. This condition needs the attention of a dermatologist. Paronychia – an infection of the nail fold that… [Continue Reading]


Fingernail abnormalities like loosening, crumbling, discoloration or pitting may be signs that you have nail psoriasis. Affected nails may also become thickened and show horizontal lines. If you have skin psoriasis, you may likely have the condition in your nails, as well. Treatment Options for Psoriatic Nails The treatment for nail psoriasis depends on the… [Continue Reading]

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Also known as onychomycosis and tinea unguium, nail fungal infections are the most common nail diseases, making up about 50% of nail issues. Both fingernails and toenails are susceptible to the infection, which usually results in discoloration, thickening of the nail and crumbling edges. Infections caused by fungus in fingernails may start out as a yellow or white spot beneath… [Continue Reading]

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