Here we will like to introduce nail diseases and symptoms which are common in children.

Children have thin nails

As children have very thin nails, they are at risk to ingrown toenails and spoon nails. As they grow, the nails become thick and reduces the risk of these diseases, yet if the cause is genetic they should be examined by a medical specialist

Children touch many things which causes the nails to become dirty

We touch many things during our everyday life. It’s no exaggeration that the hands are the least clean part of our body. Children especially touch many things out of curiosity and don’t wash their hands.

It’s common to see children trapping clay, mud and dirt in their nails as they play with them. This causes bacterium to infest the nails which may cause conditions such as Paronychia.