What is a Onychatrophia?
Medical Definition of onychatrophia : an atrophic or undeveloped condition of the nails.
Can Onychatrophia be treated?
How is it treated? Doctors can determine if a nail has atrophied simply by looking at it. They will attempt to treat the condition that caused the atrophy, but no treatment is available to improve onychatrophia.
What is Onychoschizia?
Onychoschizia or splitting of the fingernails is a common problem seen by dermatologists. The term onychoschizia includes splitting, brittle, soft or thin nails. Onychoschizia is more common in women. Only very rarely are internal disease or vitamin deficiencies the reason (iron deficiency is the most common).
What is Onychoptosis?
Onychoptosis is the periodic shedding and falling of one or more nails, in whole or part. It can be seen after fever, trauma, adverse reaction to medications, and in systemic illnesses including syphilis (syphilitic onychia).
Will Vaseline soften toenails?
Soak your toe in warm water for 15 minutes 2 to 3 times each day. Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, 2 times each day on the toe where the nail was removed. Wear a bandage on your toe. Wear loose-fitting shoes that don’t press on the toe where the nail was removed.
Why do you get thick toenails?
Toenails can thicken as a result of sudden or repeated trauma or injury. Mostly, this happens to people involved in sport or exercise, such as soccer players, runners, and dancers, but also to people with ill-fitting shoes. Often, thick nails due to injury are mistaken for fungal infections.
Is Onychorrhexis a disease or disorder?
Overview. Onychorrhexis is a condition that causes vertical ridges to form on the fingernails. Instead of a relatively smooth fingernail, a person with onychorrexis will have grooves or ridges in their nails. Some people may have this condition on only one nail while others will have it on all nails.
What causes Onychoschizia?
Although little information is available about the cause of onychoschizia, it is commonly the result of repeated trauma, such as excessive immersion in water with detergents, or the recurrent application of nail polish. In addition, the frequent use of solvents to remove nail polish can further dehydrate the nail.