Common Nail Conditions*


Your nails are windows into your body and its health. They have their own signs and symptoms which may be a clue to other medical conditions. They can alert you to potential health problems such as liver and kidney diseases, anemia, diabetes and more. Board certified Dr. Ciro Martins, a leader in dermatology, can help treat common nail conditions and bring back your healthy nails.

Nail conditions can indicate signs of infection, inflammation and even deformity. These common nail conditions can be identified by the color, shape, texture, or thickness of the fingernails or toenails. Just like the skin, the fingernails tell a lot about your health and could require medical attention.

Most nail conditions are preventable or treatable. Here are a few of the most common nail problems:

  • Fungal nail infection (onychomycosis)
  • Lichen planus of the nails
  • Paronychia
  • Psoriasis of the nails

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Surprisingly, the condition of your nails can signal potential health problems, including infection, inflammation and disease. Your dermatologist will examine your nails, assessing feature such as color, shape, texture and thickness for signs of concern. Common nail conditions include fungal infections; lichen planus, paronychia and psoriasis – and all can be treated and prevented with the proper care.

Our practitioners who specialize in Common Nail Conditions

  • Dr. Martins

    Dr. Ciro R. Martins, Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the Brazilian Society of Dermatology, specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers. Dr. Martins has earned a reputation for excellence in medical dermatology, including infectious skin diseases, wellness and maintenance, and an array of cosmetic dermatology procedures. Dr. Martins uses the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies available to provide each one of his patients unparalleled personalized care. Read full bio.