Which type of nail has a noticeably thin?
Eggshell nails are noticeably thin, white nail plates that are more flexible than normal. Eggshell nails are normally weaker and can curve over the free edge (Figures 10–1a and 10–1b).
What is the difference between the nail plate and the nail bed?
The nail bed is the skin beneath the nail plate. The nail sinus (sinus unguis) is where the nail root is; i.e. the base of the nail underneath the skin. It originates from the actively growing tissue below, the matrix. The nail plate (corpus unguis) is the hard part of the nail, made of translucent keratin protein.
When a nail plate separates and falls from the nail bed it is called?
Separation of the nail from the nail bed, medically known as onycholysis, is a common condition that results in a white appearance of the affected part of the nail. Fingernail or toenail separation can have numerous causes but is typically related to trauma or a fungal infection of the nails.
What is the nail plate also called?
It is called the lunula (Latin for “small moon”) because of its shape. The matrix constantly produces new keratin that gathers at the nail plate and slowly pushes the nail forward, causing it to grow.
What are Discoloured nails?
Nail discoloration, in which the nails appear white, yellow, or green, can result from different infections and conditions of the skin. In about 50% of cases, discolored nails are a result of infections with common fungi that can be found in the air, dust, and soil.
What is the technical term for bitten nails?
Onychophagia (bitten fingernails)
What causes the nail to separate from the nail bed?
Sometimes detached nails are associated with injury or infection. In other cases nail separation is a reaction to a particular drug or consumer product, such as nail hardeners or adhesives. Thyroid disease and psoriasis — a condition characterized by scaly patches on the skin — also can cause nail separation.