Nail Disorders

What causes onychomycosis?

Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nails. There are several different fungal bugs that can cause this problem: The most common are the dermatophytes (eg Trichophyton rubrum and T. interdigitale), the yeasts (eg Candida albicans) and less...

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What is onychauxis?

Onychauxis is a uniform thickness of the toenails without deformity. Onychauxis is mostly associated with older age and poor circulation as well as repeated trauma to the nails from the footwear or a single episode of trauma a like dropping a brick...

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How to treat onychorrhexis?

Onychorrhexis is a common nail condition which is a normal part of aging. It appears as longitudinal ridges with furrows on the nail plate, that on some occasions may lead to splitting at the free edge of the nail. While it is common in older...

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