5 Common Health Problems with Nails

Sunday 15 January 2023

We usually don't pay much attention to our fingernails or toenails unless they give us problem. Then we start googling for help, right? In this post, I like to share 5 common problems and how you can treat them.

1. Nails that are soft, thin, brittle, and break easily - called onychoschizia. 

Cause: Repeatedly wetting and drying the nails eg. if you do a lot of washing or swim regularly.  

Treatment: Protect them by using moisturisers and wearing rubber gloves.

Less common cause: Iron deficiency or underlying illnesses.

Treatment: Get a blood test done and take iron supplements.

My story

I used to suffer from this problem regularly - my fingernails would crack and I would have to be very careful to not aggravate the crack until the nail grows back. I would wrap the nail with a band-aid if the break-line was deep. Very irritating and inconvenient. Much to my surprise, after taking Yung Kien Pollen for a period of time, I noticed I no longer suffer from that. Perhaps it's due to the complete range of vitamins and minerals in Yung Kien Pollen that replenishes the deficiency. Whatever it may be, I am just grateful not to be troubled by that anymore.

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2. Dented nails with little pits in them. Nail colour may change to yellow or brown, some bleeding may occur under the nail or nail is separated from nail bed.

Cause: Nail psoriasis. 

Treatment: Dermatologist may treat with corticosteroid cream, steroid injections, tazarotene for nail pitting an discolouration, calcipotriol for build-up of skin under the nail or laser treatment.

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3. Yellow coloured nails which are thick and break off easily.

Cause: Nail fungal infection. Higher risk for people who sweat a lot, go around barefooted in wet locker rooms, or go for manicures and pedicures. 

Treatment: Doctor may prescribe anti-fungals or fully remove your nail, which will grow back.

4. Very thick and hard toenail, almost like a horn - called onychorgryphosis. 

Cause: Genetics, or injury to that toenail, poor blood circulation, psoriasis or a skin condition called ichthyosis. 

Treatment: A podiatrist or dermatologist can help to cut the nail. The only permanent treatment is to remove the nail bed completely. Let that be the last resort - explore other options first.

5. Ingrown toenail, which can cause pain, swelling and become infected.

Cause: Genetics or not keeping the nails trimmed neatly, wearing tight socks or shoes, or physical injury.

Treatment: Soak nails in warm water 3 to 4 times a day, wear comfortable shoes, keep feet dry. If nothing works, you may need surgery.

(Source: Nail-ing that condition, Starhealth, 11 July 2021)

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