About Nail Disorders
Although nail disorders are often painful and unsightly, they are usually relatively harmless. Many, such as bruises or hematomas, are caused by an injury, even a long forgotten injury. Others, such as white spots and ridges, often have no known cause.
So, if nail disorders are usually harmless, when should you become alarmed? You should contact a doctor at any sign of infection since you might need an antibiotic. These signs include:
Did you know psoriasis can afflict the nails?
Nails damaged due to biting.
Scalded fingers and nails
This is a fungal toenail infection called onychomycosis.
A bruised nail or hematoma
Onychia on a big toe
Onychomycosis, a fungal infection of the toenail
Vertical nail ridges are usually harmless.