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 can occur.Causes
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)
- Birth deformities (such as pachyonychia congenita)
With aging, nails become dry and brittle and flat or concave instead of convex. They may develop ridges along their length. Nail color may change to yellow or gray. Brittle nails may split.
Toenails require special attention in older people and in people with diabetes or peripheral vascular disease. Such people may have poor sensation in their feet, which increases the risk of injury when they try to trim their nails. A skin specialist can help care for their nails to prevent skin breakdown that can lead to infections.
Why Vasu Eye institute & Skin Centre?
Dr. Ruchi Mangla is a dermatologist(skin specialist). After MBBS, she done DVD and have 16+ years experience in dermatology. She has treated thousands of patients suffering from nail problems. Before joing Vasu Eye Institute & Skin Centre she worked in many prestigious hospitals as a skin specialist.