Fingernails and toenails protect the tissues of toes and fingers. They are made up of layers of a hardened protein called keratin, which also is in hair and skin. Nail health can be a clue to overall health. Healthy nails are usually smooth and consistent in color. Specific types of nail discoloration and changes in growth rate can signal various lung, heart, kidney and liver diseases as well as diabetes and anemia.
Corederm can advise patients on nail problems that require treatment, including bacterial and fungal infections, ingrown nails, brittle nails, tumors and warts.