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Here we introduce pictures of a variety of nail diseases.

Please use the pictures uploaded on this site as general guidelines. Diseases of the nail are very similar to each other and very difficult to self-diagnose by inexperienced individuals.

“If you find any abnormalities in the nail” yet as is written, problems in your body manifest in your nails as a warning sign. There is a small possibility that the disease is caused by a large internal problem. It must said repeatedly that pictures uploaded on this site should only be used a guidelines.

Disease name Images Symptoms
Hangnails Hangnail Skin at the root of the nail hanging off.
spoon nails spoon nails The centre of the nail forming a dent and creating a spoon shape.
Eggshell nails Eggshell nails The nail becoming white, thin and growing inwards.
Nail-biting syndrome Nail-biting syndrome Excess biting causing the nail to deform.
Megalonychia Megalonychia The centre of the nail enlarging.
Subungual bleeding Subungual bleeding Blood accumulating below the nail due injury and external damage.
Paronychia Paronychia Bacterial infection entering from a wound and causing reddening and inflammation.

Disease name Images Symptoms
Onycholysis Onycholysis The nail becoming yellow or whitish in colour and detaches from the floorplate.
Onychorrhexis Onychorrhexis A vertical crack appearing in the nail, causing the nail to split.
Ungual atrophy Onychorrhexis The nail becomes weakened, the colour of the nail darkens and eventually falls off.
Leukonychia Leukonychia White spots appearing on the surface of the nail. Caused by damage of air bubbles in newly growing nails.
Athlete’s foot/trichophytosis Many white atypical lumps forming on the nail. Very infectious and requires caution.
Onychogryposis The surface of the nail becoming thick and forming a hook like shape at the end.
Pterygium Pterygium The ends of the nail biting into the skin, repeatedly causing infection and bleeding.
Ingrown toenails Ingrown toenails Occurs when the nail is long and digs into neighbouring skins and causes prolonged ingrowth. Seen commonly when wearing shoes of the wrong size.