Illustration of a normal thumb nail and a dry, brittle thumb nail

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

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  1. Nail Diseases (National Library of Medicine)  
    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 ...
  2. newsletter | contact Share | Nail Infection, Fungal (Onychomycosis) Information for adults A A A In onychomycosis, a fungal nail infection, the nail typically lifts and is brittle. There may be ...
  3. ClinicalTrials.gov: Nail Diseases From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  4. ClinicalTrials.gov: Onychomycosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  5. Toenail Fungus (Onychomycosis) (American Podiatric Medical Association)  
    What Is Toenail Fungus? Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, is an infection underneath the surface of the nail caused by fungi. When the tiny organisms take hold, the nail often becomes darker ...
  6. Nails - fungal infection; Onychomycosis; Infection - fungal - nails; Tinea unguium ... or nail injuries Have a deformed nail or nail disease Have moist skin for a long time Have ...
  7. ... Systems) Muscle Cramps Leg Cramps (DSHI Systems) N Nail Diseases Fingernail Injury (DSHI Systems) Quiz: Nails (Nemours Foundation) ...
  8. ... such as acne, fungal infections of the nail (onychomycosis), lice, scabies, athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), and ringworm. ... clotrimazole or terbinafine. Fungus infections of the nails (onychomycosis). Topical application of 100% tea tree oil solution, ...
  9. ... Fungal nail infections are also discussed separately. (See "Onychomycosis" .) SCALP INFECTION (TINEA CAPITIS) Tinea capitis usually causes ... materials their doctors are reading. Dermatophyte (tinea) infections Onychomycosis The following organizations also provide reliable health information. ● ...
  10. Nails (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... 3. 2. Cashman MW, Sloan SB. Nutrition and nail disease. Clin Dermatol. 2010 Jul-Aug;28(4):420- ... of fungal isolates from nails: the frequency of onychomycosis, fungal distribution, and antifungal susceptibility patterns. J Am ...
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