Prerak Shah: Nail examination........nail care.......nail diseases and it's management
In ayurveda nail is considered as mala of Asthi dhatu(bone)...so nail is rapidly grow when there is decreased agni of asthi dhatu...
What the colour of nails indicates in various diseases or how u diagnose disease by nail colours
+91 98245 75270: I have treated few cases of onychomycosis. Patient was advised to deep her fingers in solution made by tankan and water. Internal medicines were
1)arogyavardhini 2)gandhak rasayan 3)panchtikt ghrut guggulu. Results are excellent.
Tankan bhasma is best topical remedy for nail disorders
Manhar Prajapati vd: Due to seat of Asthi Dahtu need to concern as to have inernal snehan also. internal snehan good work in brittle nail
+91 98249 64060: In kunakha we can give sarjarasa malahar for external application. Jalaukavacharan(leech) also helpful in kunakha. It is mentioned in sushrut chikitsa.
Prerak Shah: Nails bluish - check oxygen saturation level. Nails- yellowish - liver diseases. Pittaj vyadhi. If red swollen inflamme and tender - infection. If repeated attacks of paronchia- indicates acidic condition of body. Prediabetic phase. The best treatment for Paronchia / Kunakh which i hv seen work is an allomed. Terbenafin cream external 6 months usage minimum. But for prevention the best treatment is Maintaining body pH by proper diet. White spots - deficiency of phospherus and protein. Increase protein intake.
+91 98251 34422: It is either a soap allergy with secondary fungus or bacterial infection or straight away a fungus infection.
My childhood memories and subsequent trials proved Tridax leaves excellent, even on athletes foot.
Mahamanjishthadi kadha is wonderful. Occasional application of snuff also has proved effective.
White spots on nails speak well. Let me learn through experts views.
Vaidya Deepak Shirude Jalgaon : Avagaah is best resulting with pure and warm sesame oil for 10 to 15 minutes especially in the vaat kaal. Trifala guggulu, Pravalpanchamrit, Laghusutshekhar are some commonly used kalpaas by me in various patients, obtaining satisfactory results in a reasonably short period.
Asthi and hence nails are seat of vaat, alike skin. Generally when there is no infectious or we can say puy or paak situation, the above strategy works very well. In kapha pitta doshik involvement, we can change the strategy by adding kalpaas containing kanchanaar guggulu, aarogyavardhini, sukshma trifala etc.
White spots and lines/wrinkles on nails show some deficiency. We have to find out it clinically and then can proceed better.Nails, on good deep observation by a skillful vaidya, reveal constitution as well as psychology of the patient. This is very useful to guide the patient for his illness.
Vd. Tapan : I myself is a sufferer of In drawing of toe nail. It's a painful increase of nail inside nail bed. Surgery is advised but it reoccurs.
(Photo) Ingrowing Nails – Dr. Chirag
+91 98251 34422: Basically it is the covering and hardening of surrounding tissues and the subsequent collection of dirt create painful problem. Immerse foot in warm water twice a day followed by smearing of camphor containing castor oil or cover it with crushed leaves of Samudrasosh. When tissue gets softer skilfully remove nail from underneath. If infection has subsided; there will not be any pain. During bath use toothbrush to clean foot nails.
Pankaj vd: In ayurveda nail is considered as mala of Asthi dhatu(bone)...so nail is rapidly grow when there is decreased agni of asthi dhatu...
+91 98228 24590: some vyadhi purvarupa nail & hair growth mentioned (rajayakshma & prameha) whats logic behind this?
Pankaj vd: Dhatvagnimandhya
+91 98228 24590: but why only asthi dhatu vrudhi not rakta mamsa?
Pankaj vd: Nail is mala of asthi dhatu..there is also increased level of other mala of remaining dhatus..read prameha and rajyaxma purvarupa..
Spoon shaped nail(and brittle)-koilonychia is seen in iron deficiency anmia..so look for iron level
+54 9 11 4164-7851: Nail piting look psoriasis arthritis. This is pitting irregular is a sign of psoriasis
Granuloma piogeno or botriomicoma. Hiperpigmentation could be normal con fototipo
+91 94234 88753: || Ingrowing nails ||
Some possible practical inputs :
1. Ingrowing nails must be cut skilfully as round as possible. (At corners especially. It is possible. Self experience.)
2. Tail avagaah will prove fruitful as the encroaching nail is outcome of vaat dushti. (My hypothesis.)
3. Vaat pacifying and anulomak diet.
4. Sarvaang abhyangam. (At least once in a week.)
5. If the patient is obese, management of obesity.
+91 98255 99535: Snehan - internal and external both way , swedna- avgah .. And orally calcium and agnivardhak like laghu vasant malti yog-- or any kharpar-zinc yog are very useful.
Kirit Yagnik -I have got solution of ingrowing toe nails. I am posting the pics of my both toes.
Since last 35 years (Approx.), I cut the nails of my toes in shape. So, the ends of the nails remain long and the nails remain in a slightly flat. Cutting nails in this style would not take curve from the ends. Hence, it would not grow inside.
Both the pics above are of right and left toe
(Photo) (Ingrowing nails cut round at corners ..)
(Photo) (Another Ingrowing nail cut round at corners ..)
+91 94265 25490: Panchtikt grut guggulu as a Ghrut or tablet gives good result. Application of Shatdhaut Ghrut in Psoriatic nail with madumeha
+91 84609 04034: Nail biting: its telling all about excessive vata in system.. Hence its typical symptom of high anxiety, fear, worry, stress, nervousness etc. mental illness...its all of which due to vata imbalance in CNS ...it may be acute or chronic issue so treat according....
White spots nail : it’s very common problem all among individuals...but issue depend upon one time occurrence or reoccurring .... One time occurrence is just due to trauma to that part of nail only........… & Reoccurrence indicates deficiency of calcium, zinc, magnesium in body but sometime its due to mal absorption, poor diet, inflammation of GI track , chronic loose stool, excessive toxins in colon
(Photo) (White spots.. nails)
Lunula (large moon shape whitish patch) : if it present in thumb or pinky finger its indicate strong healthy fire in system so individual is having pitta prakruri... Moon shape is larger in thumb only its bit smaller with respective fingers.... if whole nail become whitish except bit small top area of nail then its indicate liver Disease.
We can also defined nail by lining like horizontal or longitudinal. In longitudinal lines : u can find either very mild line or deeper lines. Mild lines are hard to find in natural light.
Deeper line indicates poor indigestion, mal absorption, toxication, GI disturbance....
Its due to vishama agni in vatta, mandagni in kapha, trikshnagni in pitta
Nail pariksha is only one piece of puzzle so other analysis must require in order establishing actual cause of Disease.
(Photo) ( Dark line beneath the nail, It must be investigated because ? Melanoma-most dangerous type of skin cancer)
(Photo) ( Pale nails : ?anemia, ?congestive heart failure, ??liver disease, ?malnutrition)
+91 98988 18482: 1) the skin around my nails comes out & disturbs me. When I pull them out, it pains & bleeds a bit. What could it be? Does it indicate any kind of deficiency of vitamins or minerals?
2) My left leg's little finger's nail turns black frequently. ???
I've heard that nails turn brittle in deficiency of Vit. A
+91 99794 65069: The internal corner of (the round portion), if remains white it could be classified as a disease.. I understand that this is due to lack of calcium content. Is it true? What is remedy or otherwise?
+91 95379 40272: in kunakh instead of tankan wash apply tankan paste as a lepa
+91 98691 61041: Nails bluish - check oxygen saturation level . Nails- yellowish - liver diseases. Pittaj vyadhi. If red swollen inflame and tender - infection. If repeated attacks of paronchia- indicates acidic condition of body. Prediabetic phase.
The best treatment for Paronchia / Kunakh which I have seen work is an allopath medicine. Terbenafin cream external 6 months usage minimum. But for prevention the best treatment is Maintaining body pH by proper diet.
White spots - deficiency of phospherus and protein. Increase protein intake.
Shri Minoo Parabia:
It is either a soap allergy with secondary fungus or bacterial infection or straight away a fungus infection. My childhood memories and subsequent trials proved Tridax leaves excellent, even on athletes foot. Mahamanjishthadi kadha is wonderful. Occasional application of snuff also has proved effective. White spots on nails speak well. Let me learn through experts views
+91 98223 11565: I would add some castor oil and turmeric locally scrubbed off with rough jwari flour on nails daily for good results.
Vd Dhruti Bhatt : according to Ayurved we should do Dashvidh pariksha. we can get idea what kind of disease patient have from nail examination
Blue Black Nails: Hematoma below nail, cytotoxic drugs,pseudomonas infection, malignant below nails. Green Nail: Pseudomonas infection. Brown colour: Cigarette smoking,Potassium Permanente solution,chronic renal disease, psoriasis, collagen disease, bacterial endocarditis, pigmented benign naevil.Yellowish colour: Ischemia, Fungus,psoriasis. White colour: Hypoalbuminia in cirrhosis. renal failure, cytotoxic drugs,arsenic poisoning ,darier' s disease. Red half moons: congestive cardiac failure. Blue half moon: Hepatolenticular degeneration. Blue nail: Mepacrine.
I had seen patient with spoon shape nails in Anaemia. We should take proper history and give medicines to patient it will be more beneficial. In Ruksh nails or Nistej nails I give massage of Navnit (white butter) or cow ghee. Good result
Dr. Hardik Kalal : Nail is one part of human body which can be easily inspected and palpable.
Abnormal nail is indicate something wrong which is already done any abnormality in " Ras to Asthi Dhatu "
one Hypothesis in my mind:-
Ruksha Nakha(Dry nail):-so possible Kvachit Rukshata(Dryness) in Ras to Asthi Dhatu...same like for sphutit(crack nail) , Bindu yukta (Any spot on nail), Rekha yukta(Any line on nail)...etc
Pitta varn nakha(yellowish nail) :- so possible kvachit pitta varnata(yellowish discolouration) in Ras to Asthi Dhatu..same like shyav(light black),krushna(black),shvet(white) discolouration ...etc
Ati alpakalin nakh vruddhi(speedy growth of nail):- so possible..become the prashad ansh(pure part of dhatu) very less and the kitta ansh(waste part of dhatu) increase in Ras to Asthi Dhatu.
Prerak Shah: Can anyone suggest general food/ herb for good nails?
+49 173 3271419: Fresh nutrient food, nuts, minerals, fruits. Depend on agni. Dinacharya, life habits are important to build healty dhatu. If we have healty dhatu, here asthi, and majja should be good, we have healthy mala. Heavy pressure or chemicals also can create problems in nails by healthy lifestyle from outside.
+91 90338 41843: Asthipachak (Gudichi, aamlaki and musta) is best for any type of asthi dhatu
+91 98255 99535: Poor hygiene , carelessness, avoid about nail care , reactions of nail polish or other chemicals , are most factors for nail disorders ..
+91 98251 34422: I vouchsafe Helga. Portulaca Luni ni bhaji, Anantmool, Moringa leaves spinach, Suran are good as food.
Prerak Shah: One more question about nail can we have any chemical free, herbal or Ayurvedic nail polish?
+49 173 3271419: Sesamöl daily, here we have special bio nailoil with apriconut oil and sanddorn oil or many others, for daily massage. Most used by Ladies who use naillaquer and this chemical coloring makes the nails dry. We also have naillaquer to make the nails strong and hard by weakly nails. But however, in this case, real help comes only from inside, but will be a little help.
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