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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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Illustration of a normal thumb nail and a dry, brittle thumb nail
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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 ... skin or nail injuries Have deformed nail or nail disease Have moist skin for a long time Have ...
  7. ... 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, ...
  8. ... new medical findings Related articles Dermatophyte (tinea) infections Onychomycosis Patient information: Ringworm, athlete’s foot, and jock itch ( ... Fungal nail infections are also discussed separately. (See "Onychomycosis" .) SCALP INFECTION (TINEA CAPITIS) Tinea capitis usually causes ...
  9. Fungal Infections (National Library of Medicine)  
    If you have ever had athlete's foot or a yeast infection, you can blame a fungus. A fungus is a primitive organism. Mushrooms, mold and mildew are examples. ...
  10. Nail Fungal Infections (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    ... that is caused by a fungus is called onychomycosis (say: "on-ee-koh-my-ko-sis"). Toenails ... when I get my hands wet? Source Treating Onychomycosis by P Rodgers, M.D. and M Bassler, ...
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