Ingrown Toenail Los Angeles – Toenail Treatment Beverly Hills
- 1.White nails with a dark rim is called Terry’s nail, and may be a sign of cirrhotic liver disease.
- 2.Completely white nails that occur later in life may be a sign of several diseases including: liver cirrhosis, chronic renal failure, congestive heart failure, diabetes mellitus, and Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
- 3.Completely yellow nails can occur in patients with serious pulmonary disease and lymphedema.
- 4.Blue discoloration of the nails is called nail bed cyanosis, a sign of poorly oxygenated blood.
- 5.Nail pitting, tiny holes in the nail surface, is a classical sign of psoriasis.
- 6.Brittle nails with cracks or splits, technically termed as onychoschizia and onychorrhexis, are commonly seen in elderly patients.
- 7.Puffy skin around the nails is due to damaged capillaries which can be caused by autoimmune collagen vascular disease.
- 8.Dark lines beneath the nails can be caused by anxiety.
- 9.Nails that have been chewed and gnawed contiuously may indicate an underlying psychiatric disorder.
Causes of Ingrown Toenails:
- 1.Cutting your toenails too short
- 2.Rounding the nail edges
- 3.Wearing poorly-fitting shoes
- 4.Wearing tight hosiery that press the nail into your toe.
- 5.Diabetics are at greater risk of complications from an ingrown toenail
- 6.Ingrown nails commonly occur after an injury, such as stubbing or jamming your toe.
Complications of Ingrown Toenails
- Bacterial Infection
- Fungal Infection
- Paronchyia- infection of the nail fold
- Scarring of the nail fold and surrounding skin
How to prevent Ingrown Toenails:
- 1.Wearing wider-toe shoes
- 2.Avoiding trauma and repeated injury to toenails
- 3.Protecting toes during sports
- 4.Avoiding curving or overcutting toenails too short at the edges
- 5.Soaking toes in warm water
- 6.Diabetics should control glucose levels and monitor their feet periodically