Having beautiful nail art certainly, make you feel confident and beautiful. However, even the prettiest of nail polish won’t be able to hide possible fingernail problems!
Fingernail problems shouldn’t be swept under the rug. While they may seem insignificant, your nail issues may be a symptom of a more serious abnormality with your body’s function.
In fact, some nail symptoms may be indicative of some serious diseases, like cancer! So you have to be vigilant with nail care!
Fingernail Problems You Should Not Ignore
While some fingernail problems don’t pose a great threat to your overall health, there are some you definitely need to be wary of!
Check your nails constantly for any signs of damage but don’t be alarmed! Some problems may just be because of a lack of hydration. But if you do find any the problems listed below, make sure to talk to a specialist to rule out serious illnesses or get the immediate care that you need.
If your nails are yellow or green, brittle, or easily broken, then you might just have a fungal infection. While the infection itself isn’t a cause for too much worry, it may be a symptom of a more serious disease. Find out how to get rid of nail fungus here.
Dry or Brittle Nails
Having dry or brittle nails may be due to a lot of things. You could be using too much nail polish remover or cleaning chemicals. In some cases, they may be because of a fungal infection.
However, there are some cases that brittle nails may be due to a lack of Vitamin A, C or B. In other cases, it may due to an iodine deficiency or hypothyroidism.
If you have yellow, green, or dark nails, don’t cover them up with nail polish. There might just be something wrong with your body.
Nails may just be because of nail polish. Yellow or green may be indicative of a fungal infection. White discoloration of your nails may be a result of trauma or infection.
However, if you have dark discolorations, make an appointment with your doctor right away. According to Mercola, this may be a symptom of the deadly skin cancer, melanoma.
According to this infographic by Berkeley Wellness, you should be very wary of white bands or lines on your nails, clubbed nails, indentations (Beau’s lines), spoon nails and white nail plates (Terry’s nails).
What To Do
If you do have severe fingernail problems, set an appointment with your doctor right away. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
On the other hand, if there’s nothing majorly wrong with your nails, always keep them strong and healthy.
You can do this by massaging some cuticle oil on your nails as much as possible. Learn how to make your own homemade version here.
Find out more important fingernail problems you need to watch out for with this video from SciShow:
I hope you learned something from this article. If there are any other fingernail problems you want me to discuss, please don’t hesitate to give me a shout out in the comments section below. Don’t neglect your nail health! Read about nail biting here.
Liked this article? Read these next!