Nail Changes


Our nails reflect our general health, making it crucial to prioritize proper nail care. Any changes, swelling, or pain in your nails should prompt a visit to your dermatologist, as they could indicate an underlying health issue. If you have diabetes or experience poor circulation, it's vital to address any nail concerns promptly.

Have you observed any recent changes in your nails? Alterations in color, texture, or shape could be benign, yet they might also indicate an underlying condition. If you detect any of the subsequent changes in a fingernail or toenail, it is advisable to consult a certified dermatologist for evaluation. Here are 12 nail changes that warrant a dermatologist's examination:

  • Dark streak
  • Nail lifting up
  • Redness & swelling around a nail
  • Greenish-black color
  • Pitted nails
  • Yellow nails
  • Deep grooves or gaps
  • Ram’s horn nails
  • Thin, spoon-shaped nails
  • Washboard nails
  • Curved nails