Talk:Nail disease

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Medicine / Dermatology  (Rated C-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Medicine, which recommends that medicine-related articles follow the Manual of Style for medicine-related articles and that biomedical information in any article use high-quality medical sources. Please visit the project page for details or ask questions at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by the Dermatology task force.


Removed: When fungal infections occur on the foot, they are known as tinea pedis, or "athlete's foot". -- this is simply not true. Tinea pedis is a skin infection. DrGnu 02:37, 31 Oct 2004 (UTC)

"tinea" is a generic word for a fungal infection of the skin which is followed by a word defining the body part where it is found, as in t.corporis, t.capitis, and in the case of the foot, tinea pedis.Sfahey 03:54, 1 Nov 2004 (UTC)
aha! i went to change what i thought was going to be an error, then realized that while the sentence wasn't bad, in context it suggested that t.pedis was a subset of t.unguium. never mind. nice edit.Sfahey 03:59, 1 Nov 2004 (UTC)

so i guess that Onychogryposis is what people who have the world's longest nails get. In case you have never seen these 'record braking nails', they are black, thick, and curly.--User:Codell 03:09, 28 August 2005 (UTC)

Onychocryptosis, commonly known as "ingrown nails" (unguis incarnatus), can affect either the fingers or the toes. In this condition, the nail cuts into one or both sides of the nail bed, resulting in painful death and disfigurement. - This should probably be fixed.

References section[edit]

I reinserted the reference section, as these are used in the text. I have no idea if they are good. But if the references are not good and someone deletes them, the associated text within the article should be reviewed as well (and maybe removed). Removing just the references is confusing. -- 00:41, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

References 3 & 4 contain bogus links that redirect to a blatantly comercial site having nothing to do with the subject of Nail disease

3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Judith Cobb, Fingernails, Jewels or Tools? Nature's Field - Nail diagnosis] 4. ^ a b c Mariann Cade, Fingernails - Diagnostic Tool

It's hard to believe that that section added with this revision has survived so long, considering the dubious nature of the original sources (when they were valid, that is). I've replaced the dead links with citation needed tags. I also fixed the references section, as someone tried fixing it who didn't understand how they work. Ciotog 23:59, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

fewer than eight what?[edit]

"receded lunulae (fewer than 8) are associated with poor circulation[4], shallow breathing habits or thyroid mysfunction[3]."

Does anyone know what this is supposed to mean? Fewer than 8 what? Units? -andy


Why so little about onychia? For years I've had a lot of doctors confuse my recurring toe infections as an ingrown nail and I underwent a number of complete nail removals (without any effective anaesthetics, I must say, as when it occurred, inflammations made my toe almost pop at twice its size, rendering any attempts of anaesthetizizing utterly useless) which never helped a bit until one doctor found out it's actually onychia and is easily treated with bathings and antiseptics, and can be prevented by not wearing plastic shoes so my feet will sweat less. --Tlatosmd 05:21, 20 August 2007 (UTC)


Acid Toe Sweat is a very serious condition, only recently documented. I don't have access to the medical journal in which it is published; therefore, I can't cite a reference. Maybe someone can help? If not for that article, my brother would have gone undiagnosed, which would have made it much more difficult to treat. I'd add more information, such as what causes it or how it's treated, but I'm not an expert on the subject — I've only seen what it can do to people. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:21, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Nail Delamination[edit]

Just wondering if there are any disorders that have nail delamination associated. To describe this a bit better, basically, that thin layer of substance over the nail (almost like a skin above it) that can be seperated -- what I'm concerned about are little blotches where this laminated layer (for lack of better word) starts to separate from the nail itself. What I personally am experiencing with this is small patches of this happening on my 'dead' nail sections (the trimmable part that's separated from the nail bed). NohraK (talk) 04:44, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

The nail end, do you mean? This layer splitting can happen from repeated imact, such as using a keyboard. Asking a pharmacist might give you more tech info. Julia Rossi (talk) 10:25, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Onycholysis info suspect[edit]

I've added a "citation needed" to the Onycholysis description as it contradicts my 1999 Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, which is, I admit, almost 10 yrs out of date. Does anyone know a more recent legitimate source that backs the "internal disorder, trauma, infection, nail fungi, allergy to nail enhancement products, or side effects of drugs" associations? Kea2 (talk) 00:14, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

I removed calcium[edit]

From what I know it is a popular myth. Zinc deficiency does that not calcium. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Inductionheating (talkcontribs) 04:22, 16 November 2008 (UTC)


I propose renaming the aticle to Nail conditions, I know disease is used but conditions is more accurate I think. Any comment? Inductionheating (talk) 07:20, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

I would support that rename. Also, I think it would be helpful to make sure all the conditions found in this list, are also present in the list of skin diseases. If there are conditions missing from that list add them to the list here and I can put them under the proper heading. kilbad (talk) 12:47, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

I did not venture into renaming it because other articles use 'Nail disease'. Should I rename those too? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Inductionheating (talkcontribs) 06:56, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Merge and redirect[edit]

I have proposed merging this article into the list of cutaneous conditions, along with creating a new, specific category for nail diseases. Please see and comment at Talk:List_of_cutaneous_conditions#Additional_sections_.2F_categories. ---kilbad (talk) 04:19, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Why Does "Onychodystrophy" Redirect to "Nail (anatomy)"[edit]

It's really annoying, since the disease is not unusual, and hence deserves a page. Furthermore, it doesn't make sense to redirect a disease to the article on the body part it affects, unless the article has a section regarding the disease (which in this case it does not). Even worse, the one sentence that mentions the disorder in the Nail article has a link that simply redirects back to itself, which is also really annoying. LiamSP (talk) 23:58, 29 August 2012 (UTC)