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Your fingernails protect the fingertips from injury because they are finely nerve abundant areas tha...
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Your fingernails protect the fingertips from injury because they are finely nerve abundant areas that
are composed of keratin, protein and sulfur. The nail bed is the skin underneath your fingernail and
the area in which the nails grow on top. Fingernails grow approximately05 to 1.2 millimeters a week
and sometimes more in a very healthy diet.
Kathy, Do you have white lines AND horizontal ridges on the thumbs? If you do, this can indicate
arsenic poisoning. Horizontal ridges can also indicate a B-vitamin deficiency. Another reason for
horizontal lines is when there is severe stress on the body, either emotionally, from disease and/or
infection. Genetics can play a role in different nail types so if you've always had this, could be
genetic. And then again it may not be any of these things and nothing to worry about. It is odd that
the lines are only on the thumbs-I'm not sure of the reasoning behind that except that we are all
unique. -Regina King.
Topical treatments aren't perfect but they're effective and affordable. However, all topical
treatments, like any other personal healthcare product, are not created equal. You will want to make
your purchasing decision based on the active ingredients on the back of the label and not the
enticing marketing on the front. Also, keep in mind the size of the bottle when evaluating the cost
because you may need to purchase two bottles depending on the number of nails and the estimated
treatment time. Currently, we endorse Funginix as our top user choice and value. It includes FDA
approved Undecylenic Acid, Tea Tree Oil, along with other nail penetrating ingredients to target the
fungus at the source.
It is important to observe the main symptoms so that the treatment methods can be executed.
Remember that you can try the aforementioned remedies for 2 - 3 weeks. You will see the
improvement slowly. If there is no improvement you must consult a doctor. Also, in case of severe
pain or constant draining pus, consult a doctor for further treatment. Keeping your fingernails
extremely clean and dry will help avoid any infection problem. Regular nail care, manicure, and
thorough cleaning. Â»Â¿ Workplace Relations Adviser Silas from Almonte, spends time with passions
for example scrapbooking, how to get strong nails and tesla coils. Finds the globe an enjoyable place
following 2 days at Pitons.is the best way to prevent a fingernail infection.
A nail consists of a body, composed of keratin, the exposed portion, and a root, the proximal portion
hidden by the nail fold, both of which rest on the nailbed or matrix. The latter consists of epithelium
and corium continuous with the epidermis and dermis of the skin of the nail fold. The crescent-shaped
white area near the root is the lunula. The epidermis extending from the margin of the nail
fold over the root is called eponychium; that underlying the free border of the distal portion is called
Being in control of your situation can help relieve stress,Ã¢ÂÂ said Dr. Mayoral. Ã¢ÂÂFor
instance, I teach my acne patients who use a topical acne medication once a day how to safely use
the medication more frequently to counter the effects of stress. If this doesn't work, they know to
call me or come in to the office so we can make further adjustments in their treatment. I find that
initially giving them the power to fix the problem is very empowering to them.Ã¢ÂÂ
Lifestyle changes can be difficult to implement all at once for a busy woman, however. The most
effective approach, as brittle nails in menopausal women is primarily caused by fluctuating levels of
estrogen that leads to dehydration, is to treat the problem directly at the hormonal source. A variety
of natural and alternative remedies exist that are able to address this imbalance. Â»Â¿43 years old
Public Relationships Manager Collin Iskra from Cabri, loves to spend some time birding, alopecia
and tesla coils. Was particulary encouraged after traveling to Bryggen.A combination of lifestyle
changes and alternative medicine is the most effective and safest way to battle brittle nails.
The skin which overlaps the nail is usually stuck down to the outer surfaceof the fingernail. The
cuticle is the edge of where the skin is usuallyattached. However, there is a little area between the
covered portion ofthe nail and the skin which covers it - and this area may provide a shelterspace
space for bacteria to grow. We all have bacteria on our hands, evenafter we wash, and bacteria or
fungus may hide and grow in small crevicesnext to the fingernail.
In majority of cases acrylic nails are fitted properly and they cannot cause any problems. However, if
acrylic nails are not applied correctly or in case of their long term use, they can badly damage the
nail bed and obstruct natural growth of the nails. Obstruction in the nail growth may cause
deformed nails which can result in various defects like discolored nails or thickened nails.
Sometimes, though rarely a skin irritation (dermatitis) of nail folds (the skin around the nail) as a
reaction to acrylic nails components may occur. This can be complicated with a bacterial infection.
However, the most frequent problem related to acrylic nails is onychomycosis or fungal infection of
the nails. Fingernail Fungus Caused by Acrylic Nails
According to Memorial Sloan Kettering dermatologist Mario Lacouture, nail problems are common
in people treated with chemotherapy or stem cell transplantation. He advises cancer survivors to
keep their nails clean and trimmed; avoid manicures; wear gloves when cleaning or gardening; and
avoid nail biting to prevent infections in and around nails. Supplements such as vitamin B7 (biotin)
and orthosilicic acid as well as topical treatments can help strengthen nails and prevent them from
breaking, and dark nail polish can hide nail discoloration.