Nail abrasion

Thick nails caused by diseases such as psoriasis, pityriasis rubra pilaris and pachyonychia congenita can be abraded. Hyperkeratosis is prone to be associated with onychomycosis of the toes. Nail abrasion helps to expose the nail bed to antifungal chemicals, especially in elderly people in whom systemic treatment is not advisable. Abrasion is a good way to improve the contour of an abnormal nail, for example in onychogryphosis. In selected cases of ingrowing toe nail, repeated thinning of the nail plate may be a useful conservative method in association with appropriate definitive treatment.

There are many products, implements and devices for maintaining clean, well-groomed nails to satisfy individual needs. These benefits are obtained with small risk. The physician can and should be well versed in nail care and adornment to aid patients in achieving an improved, positive self-image: when specific medical cure is shown to be impossible, the physician will then be in a good position to judge the value of cosmetic, chiropody or podiatry treatments.

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