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What do I need to know about caring for someone with a nail disorder?

Caring for someone with a nail disorder can require grooming their nails, giving them prescribed medication, and following care instructions. It may be necessary to take care of their nails by keeping them trim, clean, and dry. This will not only prevent future nail disorders but can help clear up their current disorder. Treatment of their nail disorder may require the use of oral or topical medication, which may need to be applied directly to the nail or taken orally according to a time schedule laid out by their doctor. Depending on the cause of their nail disorder, the doctor may give care instructions for bandaging the nail, cleaning the affected area, or applying specially formulated clear coat nail polish.

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