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Nail Diseases

Summary

Your toenails and fingernails protect the tissues of your toes and fingers. They are made up of layers of a hardened protein called keratin, which is also in your hair and skin. The health of your nails can be a clue to your overall health. Healthy nails are usually smooth and consistent in color. Specific types of nail discoloration and changes in growth rate can be signs of lung, heart, kidney, and liver diseases, as well as diabetes and anemia. White spots and vertical ridges are harmless.

Nail problems that sometimes require treatment include

  • Bacterial and fungal infections
  • Ingrown nails
  • Tumors
  • Warts

Keeping your nails clean, dry, and trimmed can help you avoid some problems. Do not remove the cuticle, which can cause infection.

Start Here

  • (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
  • (American Podiatric Medical Association) - PDF
  • (American Academy of Dermatology)

Prevention and Risk Factors

  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
  • (American Academy of Dermatology)

Related Issues

  • (American Academy of Dermatology)
  • (American Podiatric Medical Association) - PDF
  • Video (American Academy of Dermatology)
  • (American Academy of Dermatology)
  • (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

Specifics

  • (American Osteopathic College of Dermatology)
  • (American Osteopathic College of Dermatology)
  • (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also in
  • (American Society for Surgery of the Hand)
  • (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
  • (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
  • (American Osteopathic College of Dermatology)
  • (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also in
  • (American Osteopathic College of Dermatology)
  • (American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons) Also in
  • (American Podiatric Medical Association)
  • (American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons) Also in

Genetics

  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)
  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)
  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)
  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)

Images

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Health Check Tools

  • (DSHI Systems)
  • (Nemours Foundation)
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  • (DSHI Systems)

Clinical Trials

  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)
  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)
  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)
  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)

Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)

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  • (American Academy of Dermatology)
  • From the National Institutes of Health Also in

Children

  • (American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons)
  • (Nemours Foundation) Also in
  • (American Academy of Dermatology)
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Teenagers

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Patient Handouts

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