Nails with extended hyponychium are nails that have a longer than usual hyponychium which is the skin that extends past the free edge. These nail conditions can cause pain and discomfort to some people.
Nails with extended hyponychium affect many people all over the world every day and it’s important that more information becomes available about this condition in order for sufferers to receive appropriate treatment or relief from their symptoms.
Symptoms of nails with extended hyponychium
One of the main symptoms is pain and discomfort. This can occur in and around the free edge and especially on the side that matches where your finger nail grows from; this is usually near or at to your cuticle line, or under your nails fold (perionychium). This pain can be sharp, stabbing or aching and sometimes an extended hyponychium can make your nails very sensitive to touch.
Other symptoms of nails with extended hyponychium include: breaks in the nail, splits at the end of the nail, excessively dry skin around and under your fingernails, discoloration of the skin on the sides of your nail, swelling, redness and stiffness.
Nails with extended hyponychium can cause these symptoms to become worse if they have been injured or if you have an infection around the nails (paronychia).
Causes of nails with extended hyponychium
There are many different causes of nails with extended hyponychium. Sometimes the reason why some people have this symptom isn’t clear, however it can be caused by many different things.
Some people are born with nails that have an extended hyponychium and will always have them, but for most people it actually occurs as a result of an injury to their nails. Injuries can include: picking at your nail, knocking your nails against hard objects, biting or cutting the skin under the nail too far. Sometimes this can be as a result of an accident or with growing older.
Treatment for nails with extended hyponychium
There are many treatment options available for people who suffer from pain and discomfort associated with their fingernails having an extended hyponychium. Most treatment options are available to buy online including the Symphytology Relief Ointment
Which is a natural treatment made from essential oils and plant extracts. This ointment has been specially formulated to relieve symptoms related to skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and contact dermatitis. In addition this topical ointment also works as a moisturizer and can be used as an effective treatment for nails with extended hyponychium. It has been reported to help reduce the symptoms of pain, swelling and discomfort and improve the appearance of your nails by smoothing and strengthening them. The Symphytology Relief Ointment is also available in a roll-on applicator which makes applying this treatment even easier and less messy.