Prof. Dr. Rathindra Nath Dutta (MD, DTM & H, MBBS)

Senior Consultant in Columbia Asia Hospital, Salt Lake

Past Professor & HOD: IPGMER & SSKM Hospital, Kolkata

Past National President of Indian Association of Leprosy (IAL)

Chairperson Aesthetica Asia Conferences

Call for Appointment

Prasenjit Das, Assistant - +91 90645 30775 / +91 91533 19842

Nanditha Dutta - +91 97481 70820

General Dermatology : Nail Diseases


Overview

Common Disorders Include:
- Infection by Bacteria, Fungus, Yeast Virus
- Infiamation of Bed Nails
- Nail Disorder due to Skin Diseases
- Nail Pigmentation

A number of diseases may cause Nail Disorder. Fungal Nail Infection is the most common nail infection .The Nail Plate may become brittle or completely destroyed.

Nail Biting, Scratching, Nail Folds, Bad Manicuring or Industrial Accident can damage Nails. Damaged Nails may appear Ridged, Cracked or Broken.

- Melanoma, a form of Skin Cancer may cause Pigmented Band. Laboratory Microscopic Examination of Nail Clippings may confirm Fungal Nail Infection. The infected Nails may take a few months to return to normal after the treatment has been stopped.

-Viral Wart and Infection of the Nail Bed and fold is another common disorder. Cryotherapy or Laser surgery may be used to treat the condition.

- Habit Biting and Constantly Wet Work can cause Injury to Proximal Nail Fold. Occupation of people like house-Wives, Canteen Workers, Fishermen, Cooks, etc. whose hands are exposed to water most of the time, are more prone to develop this symptom.