Why Do Nails Get So Thick That Scissors Won’t Take Them?

Why Do Nails Get So Thick ?

Why do nails get so thick that they are not even taken by nail scissors. It doesn’t look like a fungus. What could it be?

Expert Advice

Only a dermatologist or mycologist can exclude a fungal infection of the nails. Sometimes the thickening of the nails occurs with hyperkeratosis. This disease, associated with an excess of keratin in the body, is inherited. A defect can also occur due to injuries and improper nutrition with a lack of protein, trace elements, vitamins, minerals. This problem is often seen with gout, rheumatism, or atherosclerosis. Therefore, it is necessary to consult a dermatologist, identify the cause and begin treatment.

Dr. Mally