Category Archives for Nail Ailments

What Causes Brittle Toenails with Ridges?

vertical ridges on nails vitamin deficiency

The status of our health can be seen in our nails, skin, and hair. Strong and durable toenails indicate physiological wellbeing. On the other hand, brittle and ridged nails indicate systemic disease, nail injury or poor health. In a small number of cases, ridged nails may have no discernible cause. Given the sheer possibility of […]

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How to Get Rid of Smelly Toenails for Good

white stuff under toenail smells

Smelly toenail gunk is a common problem that is often associated with uncleanliness and sweaty feet. However, it is rare for toenails to smell without an underlying cause. A tell-tale sign that your feet need attending to is the white smelly stuff under your toenails that gives off an odor akin to mature cheese. This […]

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What Are the Causes of Nail Separation from the Nail Bed?

Stopping the nail separating from the bed

The separation of the nail from the nail bed is known as onycholysis. When your nail lifts off the nail bed, it can be hard to look at and even painful. Many causes and conditions can lead to your nail starting to lift away. The most common reasons for nail separation are linked to trauma […]

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Why Do I Suddenly Have Thick, Dry, Hard, and Yellow Cuticles?

Why have my cuticles turned hard and yellow?

Cuticles are the thin layer of skin around the nail. They are an extension of the skin and are nature’s design mechanism to protect the fingers and toes from becoming infected by fungus or bacteria. The function of cuticles is to create and push new cells into the nails. This is what causes your nails […]

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What Causes Black Toenails? Why Your Nails Have Changed Color

What are the causes of blackened toenails?

Finding out that your toenails have turned black can be worrying. There are many reasons why a toenail can turn darker in color. It’s often caused by trauma to the nail or by an underlying medical condition. Determining what has caused your toenails to turn black will make it far easier to treat the problem. […]

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