Nails are the face of our hands and feet, and we spend a lot of time and attention taking care of them and making them up. Yet it often happens that under the shiny nail surface hides an annoying secret: nail bleeding. Nail bleeding is a condition in which blood collects under the nail plate, resulting in a bloody and often painful thickening.
There are several causes of nail bleeding, including trauma, nail psoriasis, fungal infections, and systemic conditions such as diabetes. Some people are more prone to nail bleeding, such as those with thin or brittle nails.
It is important to know how to recognize and treat nail bleeding because untreated nail bleeding can lead to complications such as nail bed inflammation and even abscesses. In some cases, it is necessary to see a doctor to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of the nail bleeding.
Treatment of nail bleeding includes taking care of the damaged nail and avoiding further trauma. In some cases it may be necessary to use antifungal or antirheumatic drugs.