DermTV Nail Pitting DermTV Epi 358
Hello, I'm Neal Schultz. pause And welcome to DermTV. Fingernails have a lot of uses, butterms of personal appearance, they'realmost an accessory. Depending on your mood and style, they canbe colored, lengthened, reshaped and literally manicured.
But, since this is DermTV, there's alwaysa â€œbutâ€�. so. t here are a bunch of problems that can preventyour nails from looking their best. The problem we'regoing to discuss today is one of the strangest: nail pitting. In nail pitting, small pits developoneor several nails. These pits can be cone shaped with slantedangled borders as if an ice pick had been stuck into yournail. In fact, they can even resemble ice pick acnescars,
but these nail pits are much smaller. Or,they can have vertical parallel walls like ill holes.But regardless of their shape, they compromise the appearance of your nails. And nail polish, which isn't spackle andcant fill them in, just exaggerates the way they look. Nail pits occur while the nail is being formed, under the skin next to the back end of thenail over here. There's a tiny organ under the skin herecalled the nail matrix
and that's the organ that actually makesthe nail. Nail pits occur most commonlypeople withpsoriasis, eczema orpeople with an allergic formof hair loss, called alopecia areata, where you lose roundpatches of hair. In all of these conditions, there are usuallyseveral pitsany nail, and many fingernails may be affected. However, anyone can get one or two occasionalrandom nail pits for no apparent reason, and one or two pitsusually
are of no cosmetic or medical importance. The treatment of multiple nail pits usuallyrequires treating the associated skin conditions Imentioned. However, there is a treatment that can bedone to the skin next to the nail overlying the nail matrix.It involves injections of cortisone which of course are uncomfortable, but theyusually work after a few monthly treatments. And of course,as a last resort, you can hide your nail pits with nail tips!