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What is Hapalonychia and what causes it?

Hapalonychia is also known as ‘eggshell nails’. A person with this condition will experience symptoms of thin, soft curved and brittle nails. The condition effects the nail matrix and the nail bed.

Causes of Hapalonychia include malnutrition, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic diseases such as Raynaud syndrome, some medications and, also occasionally, diseases of the nervous system.

Who does it affect?

Anyone who suffers from diseases that can cause specific changes to the nail units.

How can nail technicians help?

The condition is medical and can only be treated by a medical professional. The disease is not transmissible; a quality, safe and hygienic manicure/pedicure can be performed by a nail technician.

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