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What the fingers say nails us

two years Ago, Hilde Horvàth was suddenly, something to nails with your finger, agreed. "I always had beautiful, strong nails," recalls the 79-Year-old from Thayngen, SH. But now they were increasingly spotty, thin and brittle. In addition, the fingers were want berries swollen and sensitive. Writing on the Computer was painful, says the author of novels and short stories.

The Doctors were baffled. Known asked, whether you've got eczema, and afraid, to shake her Hand. The author no longer had the heart for two years, readings stop. "It looks awful, if you can't write the books to sign, almost."

Hilde Horvàth was suffering from a special Form of nail psoriasis, as the Bülacher dermatologist Andreas Müller was finally fixed. The chronic disease manifests itself in the brand image of tissue on the upper side, whereupon inferior nails – the so-called spotted nails are formed. Has helped Horvàth then an x-ray irradiation, the she had to perform six times within three weeks.

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deformations are fingernails frequently. Most were harmless, says Müller. "It is usually only an aesthetic Problem. However, many of those Affected to disturb greatly in mind." The hands to be a visible body. Many women cover anomalies with nail Polish. Some of the deformations are, however, in the case of fine motor activities to be a hindrance – for example, when you Open the buttons.

Some of the abnormalities associated with serious physical illnesses.

skin doctor Müller takes a medical Textbook to Hand, scrolls, and presented hundreds of images of defaced Finger - and foot nails. A true chamber of horrors: As desert thickenings are to be seen, up or down, curved and protruding, or broken nails. Even those with Transverse or longitudinal grooves, dimples, brown-yellow discoloration or spots occur.

Some of the abnormalities associated with serious physical illnesses. But, contrary to popular opinion, it is rare that you will due to changes in the nails on a disease, explains Müller. They usually made long before by other symptoms.

Known asked if they have eczema, and afraid, to shake her Hand: The author Hilde Horvàth was suffering from nail psoriasis. Photo: Andrea payer

Nevertheless, the skin doctor sees his patients always also the nails. These are, in fact, like the hair part of the skin. The horn material is formed in the nail root under the skin and moves very slowly to the front. Therefore, physical weakness, conditions are much later on the nails visible. In the case of the big toe it can take up to fifteen months, while the finger nails grow an average of one Millimeter per month. The most common abnormalities of the nails and what they mean can:

grooves: Who is wearing this deep groove pattern on the nails, just a predisposition for it. The fluting occurs only in the course of life, that is, as in the case of skin folds, a normal consequence of ageing.
deep groove cross-section: The nail production is irregular. The cause of fever relapses, inflammatory disease, injury to the nail root, fungi, or bacteria.
dents or grooves: can occur if you RUB at the nail root (this is usually an unconscious Tick).
Brown discoloration of the toe nails: they often occur in people who play regularly, Jogging, football or other sports goings-on, in which pressure on the nails arises. Also in the case of a Hallux valgus, the nails can get because of the toe shifts under pressure.
payments, Slate splitter: This is seen in people who often have wet hands and cleaning agents to handle – or acetone-containing nail Polish remover use.
White points: they tend to emerge after injury to the nail matrix (nail root), which are only weeks to months later, and slowly grow out. Calcium deficiency leads to white dots, is a mistake.
negative points: Are mostly a result of tiny bruises that arise when you are caught, for example, the Finger. Concern is not appropriate, however, if it is dark streaks that grow out of a melanoma could be stuck (black skin cancer) behind it.
Brittle nails: thyroid disease can lead to fragile, brittle nails. There may also be a lack of Biotin is behind it; the Vitamin is contained in egg yolk, wheat bran, spinach and liver.
Pincer Nail is A thickening of the toe nails, comes with an unfavourable shape of the nail bed. Because it is wider at the back than the front, is produced, more of the nail material in the nail bed place. Result: The nails on wheels in the front on the rapidly sideways. The deformation can provide the pressure and pain in the shoes. Treated you can be with parentheses (like a retainer); in the case of serious complaints, the nails can be narrowed surgically. It is easier to wear wide enough shoes.
spoon nails: The nails of a cross-pit form in the middle and bulge against the front of upward. It may be an innate, harmless quirk or a symptom of iron deficiency, rarely, in the case of a thyroid disease.
watch glass nails: round, highly arched nails. They occur in chronic oxygen deficiency, for example, in the case of a lung disease.
nail fungus: of Untreated foot fungus can spread to the nails. Most of the time he makes first whitish spots or streaks are noticeable. In the advanced stage, the nails white-yellow to brownish, thicken, become porous, or stand out even from the nail bed. In the case of complaints, a drug treatment is possible.
nail psoriasis In some Psoriasis patients occurs the overgrowth of skin cells, mainly on the nails. They turn white, become thick from the nail bed and are tender to pressure.

Anything> tried

Also, Hilde Horvàth has tried in desperation everything Possible – to no avail. "I tried it with light therapy and smeared ointments on the value of hundreds of francs." Meanwhile, have recovered their nails but slowly. Horvàth keeps re-readings. And if the audience asks for a dedication, no longer embarrassed to show your hands with the now healthy finger nails.

Created: 03.11.2019, 15:45 PM

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