Nail Complaints

News & Events on March 29, 2016

NAIL COMPLAINTS
Biting nails (Onchophagia)
Some people used to bite their nails. Usually it is a response to anxiety or stress situation. The hebit may start as a habit from childhood. Biting nails could also be a psychological condition like obscessive –compulsive disorder.[In homoeopathy it is treated by giving internal medicines]
Yellow Finger Nails
Most common reason is fungal infection. As the infection progress, the nail bed may retract, and the nails may be thicken and crumble. It may seen in severe thyroid diseases, lung disease, diabetes, liver diseases, certain drugs like mepacrine or carotene psoriasis etc. In Homoeopathy we have many number of medicines for this condition.
Paronychia
Inflammation of the skin around the nails commonly caused by candida yeast or fungus or bacteria[ Homoeopathic internal medication will get rid off this condition]
Onychomycosis
Most common nail abnormality caused by fungal infection. Finger nails and toe nails are affected. Nail becomes thickened, brittle, crumbly or ragged become distorted and dull with no shine.
Onycholysis
Detachment of nails from the nail bed, starting from tip or sides. It could be a sign of a skin disease, infection or injury. Fungal infection and psoriasis may also cause onycholysis.
Onychia
Inflamation of the nail fold because of an infection in the nail bed. The most common cause is an injury.

Onychocryptosis or Ingrown nails
Both fingers and toe nails are affected. The nails cuts in to one or both sides of the nail bed, resulting in i nflammation and possibly infection.

Spoon nail
A very thin nail with concave shape. A sign of iron deficiency anaemia.or liver diseases like haemochromatosis.

Pits in nails

Nail Clubbing
Tips of the fingers enlarge and the nails curve around the finger tips, usually over the course of years. This condition is due to low oxygen in the blood and could be a sign of various types of lung diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, Cardiovascular diseases, liver diseases etc
Terry’s nails
due to aging, or liver diseases, heart failure, kidney failure or Diabetes.
Beau’s lines
Beau’s lines are indentations that run across the nails. The indentations can appear when growth at the area under the cuticle is interrupted by injury or severe illness.
Conditions associated with Beau’s lines include uncontrolled diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, as well as illnesses associated with a high fever, such as scarlet fever, measles, mumps and pneumonia. Beau’s lines can also be a sign of zinc deficiency.

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