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Irregular appearing nails

Also known as Nail Abnormality

Irregular appearing nails is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of irregular appearing nails are ingrown toe nail, onychomycosis, and pyogenic skin infection. Other possible causes, such as callus, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with irregular appearing nails often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), excision, wound care management, other non-or therapeutic procedures on skin and breast, examination of foot, incision and drainage, other therapeutic procedures and biopsy .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with irregular appearing nails include cephalexin, terbinafine topical, povidone iodine topical (betadine), clotrimazole topical, ciclopirox topical, oxiconazole topical, terbinafine (lamisil), phenol topical, ketoconazole, itraconazole, dimethyl sulfoxide topical, naftifine topical and tolnaftate topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for irregular appearing nails include race/ethnicity = hispanic age 5-14 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.4x
5-14 years
1.6x
15-29 years
1.4x
30-44 years
0.9x
45-59 years
0.9x
60-74 years
1.0x
75+ years
0.9x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
1.7x
White
0.9x
Other
0.8x
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