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 » Beauty & Fashion Nail Care

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 »

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 » Beauty & Fashion Nail Care

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 » Beauty & Fashion Nail Care

To treat an ingrown fingernail, soak the finger in warm water several times a day, massage the inflamed skin gently and place a piece of dental floss or cotton soaked in antiseptic under the nail. If the problem persists... More » Beauty & Fashion Nail Care

Home remedies for treating fingernail fungus include keeping the nails trimmed and thin and using over-the-counter antifungal nail creams and ointments, states Mayo Clinic. In one study, 56 percent of participants experi... More »

WebMD states that antifungal medicines are the first treatment for fungal nail infections, and antifungal pills are used for fungal infections that are harder to treat. Nail removal is used for critical or recurring fung... More »