Nail problems are common in people of all ages.
What Causes Nail Problems?
Common causes of nail problems include trauma, infection and various skin diseases, such as eczema and psoriasis.
Nails are made of a protein called keratin. Keratin is used in different ways by the body to make several tissues, such as hair and skin.
Common Conditions That Affect The Toenails
· Thickened nails
· Splitting nails
· Lifted nail plate
· Infection – from fungi or bacteria
· Skin diseases
· Tobacco Staining
· Advancing age.
What You Can Do To Help Your Toenails
· Practice good hygiene and maintain your skin with a moisturiser
· Quit Smoking
· Don’t bite or tear you nails, cut them with clippers
· If your nails are too thick to cut, see a podiatrist for help
· Wear good fitting shoes
Abnormal changes to your toenails should be checked with a doctor or poditarist.