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  • 1. Nail Disorders PREPARED BY: MARY GRACE C. NILO
  • 2. What is Nail Disorders?
    • Distinct from diseases of the skin. Although nails are a skin appendage, they have their own signs and symptoms which may relate to other medical conditions .
  • 3. What Causes It?:
    • Nail disorders are caused by infections, skin diseases, benign or malignant tumors, or certain system-wide diseases. They also may be self-
    • induced.
  • 4. How To Detect Your Illness By Looking At Fingernails Disorders
    • Nails grow from a soft gel-like cells are dead, hardened, and then formed when starting to grow out of his fingertips.
    • The blue color indicates the base of the nail is less good blood circulation and is a sign of heart disease.
    • If the horizontal wrinkles arise and nails look dull, it indicates lack of nutrition or symptoms.
  • 5. NAIL CARE TIPS
    • 1. Keep nails clean and dry.
    • 2. Keep nails shaped and free of snags by filing with a "fine" textured file.
    • 3. Avoid biting fingernails, and do not remove the cuticle.
    • 4. Trim toenails regularly to keep them short.
    • 5. Report any nail irregularities to your dermatologist.
  • 6.
    • Different Nail’s Disorders
    • Pseudomonas
    • - bacterial infection can occur between the natural nail plate and the nail bed, and/or between an artificial nail coating and the natural nail plate.
    • Onychogryposis
    • - are claw-type nails that are characterized by a thickened nail plate and are often the result of trauma. 
  • 7.
    • Onychorrhexis
    • - are brittle nails which often split vertically, peel and/or have vertical ridges. 
    • Onychauxis
    • - is evidenced by over-thickening of the nail plate and may be the result of internal disorders -- seek medical advice. 
    • Leuconychia
    • - is evident as white lines or spots in the nail plate and may be caused by tiny bubbles of air that are trapped in the nail plate layers due to trauma.
  • 8.
    • Pterygium
    • - is the inward advance of skin over the nail plate, usually the result of trauma to the matrix due to a surgical procedure or by a deep cut to the nail plate. 
    • Psoriasis
    • - of the nails is characterized by raw, scaly skin and is sometimes confused with eczema. 
  • 9.
    • Pseudomonas Onychogryposis Onychorrhexis
    • Onychauxis Pterygium Psoriasis
  • 10. CONCLUSION
    • There are many different ways we can distinguish the health of our nails.  We can look at them and tell by certain physical traits they encompass. Some of these physical and cosmetic abnormalities can tell us when there is an underlying health issue that needs to be addressed and treated. We can also tell how healthy they are by how well they hold up during the many functions we do in everyday life.
  • 11. REFERENCES
    • Copyright © 2010 American Academy of Dermatology. Contact | Copyright Information | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy| AAD.org
    • Copyright © 2010 American Academy of Dermatology Association. Contact Us | Copyright Information | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy| AAD.org.
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