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Nail Diseases

All about problem nails from fungal and bacterial infections to other causes of nail abnormalities.

Fungal Nail Infections - Onychomycosis
A fungal infection of the nails causes thickened, discolored nails that can be painful. Find out what fungal nail infections look like and how they are diagnosed and treated.

Paronychia - Infection of the Skin Around the Nail
Paronychia, an infection of the skin around the nail, is the most common hand infection in the United States. Find out more about the cause and treatment of paronychia.

Ingrown Nails
Find out more about what causes ingrown toenails and how they are treated.

Nail Anatomy
Fingernails and toenails are made of more than just the nail we see. Find out more about nail anatomy and growth.

Nail Conditions
This article from the American Academy of Dermatologists gives explanations of common nail disorders with good pictures.

Common Nail Diseases
Information on common diseases of the nail from the National Skin Centre.

Onycholysis
Onycholysis is splitting of the fingernail away from the finger. This article explains more about the different causes of onycholysis.

Fungal Infections
Facts about fungal infections of the nails.

Acute and Chronic Paronychia
This is a medical article that explains the difference between acute and chronic paronychia.

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