Nail growth dysfunction describes a condition caused by an injury or disease in the nail, and may prevent the nail’s normal growth. There are a number of possible causes. When in doubt, a doctor should be consulted for a proper diagnosis.
There are many different kinds of nail growth dysfunctions, for example, ingrown toenails, dystrophies, deformities and infections of nails. Infection of nails is a common nail growth dysfunction, which can happen to every part of the nail. And sometimes the infections can even change the appearance of the nails.
Causes of nail dysfunction are many, for example: 1) infections by viruses (warts), fungi and bacteria (paronychia and the green nail syndrome), 2) injuries, 3) lung diseases that cause nail clubbing or the yellow nail syndrome, 4) structural problems such as ingrown toenails, 5) birth deformities such as pachyonychia congenita, 6) drugs, 7) tumors of the nails, 8) with aging, the nails become drier, flat and brittle. Sometimes they have a concave instead of a convex form. They can develop ridges along nails’ length and the color can change to yellow or grey.
Treatments of nail growth dysfunction must depend on the cause and a doctor’s diagnosis. The affected person should consult a doctor whenever he has concerns about his nails. But keeping the nails clean, dry and trimmed can help to avoid many nail problems.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
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