Skin Diseases - Deformed Nail

Deformed Nail

Thickening or overgrowth of the nail / Onychauxis.

Thickening and excessive curving of the nails /Onychogryphosis.

Causes:

Onychauxis can occur due to various reasons such as:

  • Diabetic patients.
  • Any alteration to the nail root / bed / plate.
  • Age i.e poor circulation and metabolic change.
  • Impeded blood flow in the hands and feet.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Trauma - Tight footwear.
  • Bacterial / Fungal infections.

Diagnosis:

Depending on history and investigations

  • Blood test.
  • Pull test.
  • Scalp biopsy.

Treatment:

  • Trimming the nails.
  • Recognizing the accurate cause behind the condition, like Diabetes and Psoriasis, overseeing or curing the issue can achieve a change in the nails.
  • In the event that the ailment is found to influence toenails as a consequence of wearing tight shoes, it is important to change footwear.
  • Weakened blood course in appendages could be enhanced by standard activity. Daily workouts can make heart pump more blood into all the locales of the body and realize a change in blood dissemination.
  • Avulsion of the nail plate with surgical destruction of the matrix with phenol, if the blood supply is good.

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