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Nail Disorders

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Jackie Garcia

on 12 May 2014

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Transcript of Nail Disorders

Eggshell nails are very thin, soft nails
What is it?
What is it?
Monday, February 17, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Blue nails appear bluish in color.
Furrows are indented vertical lines down the nail plate
What is it?
What is it?
Nail Disorders
What is it?
What is it?
"Blue" color in skin under nails; can be solved if cause is eliminated; common in older people.
What causes it?
Systemic problems of the heart, poor circulation or injury
How to remember?
Nails is blue or looks bruised. The name says it all.
Can be worked on.
Manicure with caution, using light pressure.
What is it?
Thin nails, almost see-through, transparent
What causes it?
Hereditary or nervous condition.
Can be worked on
. regular application of top coat, nail strengtheners or artificial nails as well as good dietary practices.
Easily recognizable; if injury-related, it may grow out and disappear; systemic ridges may cause permanent ridges.
Injury, systemic conditions; uneven growth
Can be worked on
. Lightly buff to level the nail surface; apply a base coat or ridge filler to protect and even surface. Aviod over buffing, since it is easy to thin the nail plate
Unusual nail shapes; unlikely to disappear.
Systemic or long-term illness or nerve disturbance
Can be worked on.
File carefully; apply no pressure to nail plate; use polish to harden and protect nails.
Easily recognizable; may grow out; may be permanent
Injury to matrix that causes cells to reproduce unevenly; can be nutrition, injury or illness-related; pushing too hard with pusher during nail service or exposure to harsh chemicals.
Can be worked on.
Lightly buff;apply base coat or ridge filler to protect and even out surface; perform nail service as usual
Increased thickness and curving of the nail that may occur with age or injury to nail; most often in big toe
Can be worked on.
Look for signs of infection
; clean well under free edge; file with emery board and keep nails short; only a podiatrist should trim.
If nail grows into the edge of the nail groove cutting the skin or becomes deeply embedded and/or infected
Environmental or poor nail trimming practices; can become infected
Can not be worked on
What is it?
Easily recognizable
likely to disappear
Injury to nail or systemic
Can be worked on.
Can be lightly buffed to even out the nail plate.
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