Out of the millions who suffer worldwide, nail disorders are a widespread issue, with fungal infections, ingrown nails, and nail psoriasis leading the charge.
From a cosmetic standpoint, the presence of nail fungus (scientifically termed as onychomycosis) can be annoying and bothersome. This fungal infection often influences both toenails and fingernails, but it tends to be more frequent in the former. Its presence can be distinguished by a thick, yellow or brown nail coloration and potential brittleness, which can lead it to break apart and crumble. Unhappily, this disorder tends to be recalcitrant to treatment and can recur over time.
Toenails that burrow into the surrounding skin instead of growing out can cause pain and even infection – a common condition known as ingrown nails. This affliction is more prevalent in the feet than the hands, and treatments usually range from antibiotics to surgery.
Stubborn psoriasis is frequently found on nails, making them thicker, discolored, and brittle. Oftentimes difficult to address, this type of psoriasis can also repeat itself, leading to an everlasting cycle of symptoms.