Very Thin, soft nails and sometimes curve over the free edge
Shedding or falling off of the nails
Loss of the nail plate with separation occurring at the nail matrix
Atrophy of the nail or wasting away of the nail
Ringworm of the nail
Indented vertical lines down the nail plate
Horizontal wavy ridges across the nail
Living skin that becomes attached to the nail plate
Nails that corner inwards
Appears to have a 90 dagree fold
Paronychia or (Felon)
Inflammation of the skin surrounding the nail
The 13 different parts of the nail.
What is Onychosis?
Any disease, disorder or condition of the nail
What is Etiology?
Cause of the disease, disorder or condition
What is Onychology?
The study of nails
Protein that hardens the nails
What is the normal growth rate to grow a new nail?
4 to 6 months
What are the four types of nail wraps?
Fiberglass- Synthetic fiber, almost invisible when applied
Silk- Natural fiber, creates smooth overlay
Linen- Thicker fabric, remains visible
Nylon- Used for repair, not as strong
The five basic nail shapes.
What is Pigmentation Problems?
Discoloration- Serious problem in the nail bed
Nail Fungus- Very Contagious, can spread easily
Health of body- The conditions of the bonds give an over all health
Deep "C" Curve
Loosing or separation of the nail
Onychogryposis (Claw Nails)
Increased curvature of the nails
Split or Brittle nails
Thickening of the nail plate
Inflammation of the nail matrix
Extends at the end of the fingers and toes
Visible nail area
Folds of the skin on either sides of the nail grove
Generates cells that make the nail
Attached to the matrix
Holds the root and matrix
Area of the nail on which the nail body rests
Skin that touches, overlaps and surrounds the nail
Skin under the free edge
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