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 health issues that can cause fingernail changes include pulmonary disease, lupus and psoriasis, according to WebMD. Heart disease is also a condition that causes changes in the fingernails, as are diabetes and melan... More »

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Vitamin supplements and intensive moisturizers can help harden brittle fingernails. Protecting the nails from caustic substances and trauma can also contribute to overall nail health. 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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