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What are nail disorders?

Nail disorders are conditions that affect the color, size, shape, thickness, and texture of toe- or fingernails. Infection, trauma, diseases, improper growth, and medication can all cause nail disorders. The older you get, the more likely you are to be affected by a nail disorder. Nail disorders can often be symptoms of underlying illnesses.

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What increases my risk for nail disorders?
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How does my hygiene affect nail disorders?
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