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What are the diseases of the fingernails?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Wed, 8 Nov 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: What are the diseases of the fingernails? Mine look horrendous and as if they are dying.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Types of fingernail diseases

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic,
There are many diseases of finger nails.

These could be fungal or bacterial infections, specific skin diseases like psoriasis, eczema, lichen planus, pigmentation diseases, warts, benign tumors, malignant tumors and many others.

I would recommend you to please upload the photographs of the affected nails so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly.

Awaiting...

Regards
Dr Asmeet


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 16 minutes later
Thank you for your time. I do not know how to upload photos and will have to wait until tomorrow when a friend can help me o do so. Thanks again and I will be in touch tomorrow. XXXXXXX Sacco
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Welcome!!

Detailed Answer:
You can upload the photographs the pictures either under the report section or mail them to YYYY@YYYY as "Attention: Dr Asmeet ".
Will wait for the pictures.
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 13 hours later
Hi, I have provided some attachments. Please review them.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Chronic paronychia and its management

Detailed Answer:
I have reviewed the attached photographs and it seems to be chronic paronychia.
It is chronic inflammation of the nail folds.

It is usually seen in persons who keep their hands wet, do frequent washing of hands and frequent use of soaps and detergents.

To treat it you need to keep your hands dry, stay away from soaps and detergents, go for frequent application of moisturizing cream on the entire hands along with the application of steroid antifungal cream like Miconazole and Cortisone creams on the nail folds twice daily.

Besides this to correct any superadded fungal infection oral antifungal like tablet Fluconazole 150 mg twice daily for 6-8 weeks.

It is a prescription drug and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.

These all measures will help in improving the appearance of your nails.

Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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