Fingernail growth can indicate health problems, according to Mayo Clinic. This is particularly true with changes in nail color and growth patterns. Changes such as ridges in the nail and white spots are common and not co... More »

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Some of the most common causes of fingernail problems and abnormalities are diseases, injury to the nail, infection, drugs and poisonous substances. These factors can contribute to fingernail problems that alter the shap... More »

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Fingernails normally grow at a fixed rate, but factors such as finger usage, age and injuries may cause fingernails to grow faster or slower, according to Wired. Despite some scientific research that shows fingernails gr... More »

Fingernail fungus is a fungal infection of the toenail or fingernail. The fungal infection can be caused by ringworm, yeast or mold, and leads to the destruction of the nail plate. More »

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Fingernail fungus is typically identified by nails that are thickened, brittle, crumbly or ragged. Infected fingernails may also be distorted in shape, have a foul odor, appear dull or be dark in color. Specific signs of... More »

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Common fingernail problems include general weakness, tearing and peeling of the nails. Cutting fingernails below the natural nail line is also a common problem that people have with their nails. More »

While fingernail fungus can only be diagnosed properly by a doctor, symptoms include fingernails that are thickened, have become brittle or distorted, or are dull or darkened, according to Mayo Clinic. Fingernail fungus ... More »

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