There are very few nail problems or disorders most are
associated from the results of injury, from a nutritional,
respiratory, or heart disorder. The nail problem can
be seen as discoloration or deformity.
If your nails have become deformed there are a lot of
different reasons that may cause this nail problem. Iron
deficiency will cause your nails to become spoon shaped.
Your nails may become clubbed, swelling around the ends
of your fingers and sometimes your toes if you have a
respiratory or heart problem. If you have psoriasis your
nails may become pitted. As you get older you may notice
that your nails develop vertical ridges this is caused
from the mal absorption of Vitamins A, B complex and
C, and also calcium, magnesium, zinc and other essential
There are preventive measures that may reduce your chances
of having nail problems. Keep your finger nails short,
wear gloves when working outdoors in your garden and
wear rubber gloves if you are always immersing your hands
in water. Remember to wash your hands and nails when
they come in contact with any type of cleaning products.
The biggest nail problem seen in toe nails is ingrown.
The best prevention for this is to trim your toe nails
straight across and wear shoes that do press on your
Another nail problem is discoloration. Reasons for discolored
nails can included Anaemia, with will cause very pale
nails, Liver Problems, nails turn kind of whitish, Bacterial,
your nails will have dark spots in them that resemble
splinters, and fungi infections, your nails can turn
whitish and soft or even crumble. If you notice white
spots are your nails this can be caused from a deficiency
of zinc or Vitamin A.
There are some home remedies you can try with any of
the above nail problems. These should be taken 4 times
a day for up to 3 weeks for the following nail problems.
In the case of brittle nails try Antimonium 6c. If your
nails become deformed with white spots try Silicea 6c.
If your nails start to get thick, deformed, or start
to crumble and are swollen and painful try Graphites
6c If your nails are brittle with red and swollen skin
at the base you should try Thuja 6c. For any finger nail
problem you can always soak your nails two times a day
in Calendula solution, or apply Calendula ointment.
The biggest nail problem for your toe nails is once
again ingrown nails. This usually occurs by shoes that
do not fit properly or by clipping your toenails in a
tapering fashion instead of straight across. For this
nail problem you can put a very small piece of cloth
between the side
of the nail and the skin and then completely bathe your
toe with Hypericum and Calendula solution – 5 drops
of each to ½ pint of boiled water that has cooled.
Other home remedies for nail problems that involve your
toe nails include to strengthen your toe nails which
are constantly becoming ingrown us Magnetic austr. 30c.
and for brittle toe nail problems us Thuja 30c.