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What causes nail problem? 11 possible conditions

Your hands are exposed to the elements all year long, so it’s important to keep them healthy. Here’s what you need to know about hand and nail care. Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.


Fungal Nail Infection

A fungal nail infection, also known as onychomycosis or tinea unguium, happens when a fungus that's normally in your finger- or toenails overgrows.

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Lichen Planus

Lichen planus is a common skin rash that is not contagious. Common symptoms may include lesions in the mouth, which may cause a burning sensation.

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Lung Cancer Overview

Lung cancer is a cancer that originates in the lungs. Lung cancer often goes undetected in the early stages, since symptoms don't usually present themselves until the advanced stages of the disease.

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Asbestosis is a lung disease that develops when you inhale asbestos fibers and they cause scarring in your lungs. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments.

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Psoriasis Overview

Psoriasis is a chronic disease characterized by red patches on the skin, often accompanied with silvery-white scales of dead skin cells. It is not contagious.

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Infective Endocarditis

Infective endocarditis is an infection in the heart valves or endocardium. It can lead to stroke and heart failure. Read about the symptoms and treatments.

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Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the progressive and irreversible destruction of the kidneys. The most common causes of CKD are high blood pressure and diabetes.

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Small Cell Lung Cancer

Small cell lung cancer is a very aggressive form of lung cancer. Learn about small cell lung cancer symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer. Swelling of the face is one potential sign of lung cancer.

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Polycystic Kidney Disease

Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited kidney disorder. It causes fluid-filled cysts to form in the kidneys. It may impair kidney function.

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This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Meningococcemia is a bacterial infection that can lead to meningitis. Learn more about the symptoms.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
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