There are many different types of nail disorder, and they can be a sign of a wide range of different health issues varying in seriousness.
If you have noticed swelling or redness around your nail, it may be a sign of an infection. However, if you notice changes in the colour of your nails, it could be related to something more serious, such as liver disease, diabetes, kidney disease, a lung infection, heart disease, anaemia or even poisoning.
Changes in the shape and texture of your nails can happen for a number of different reasons. Washboard nails could be due to picking your nails. Ram’s horn nails are hereditary. If you have noticed deep grooves in your nails, this is a sign that they have stopped or slowed growing due to stress, a fever or an infection. Pitted nails could be due to a number of different skin conditions, including dermatitis or psoriasis.
If you are concerned about the changes in your nails or if you have noticed any of the symptoms described above, you should consult with a dermatologist as soon as possible.