Terry’s Nails is a condition characterized by changes in the appearance of the nails. It is named after Dr. Richard Terry, who was the first to describe this condition. In Terry’s Nails, the nails generally appear white or pale near the base, while the tips appear dark or reddish-brown. This gives the nails a “ground-glass” or “opaque” appearance.
Terry’s Nails can be associated with various underlying health conditions, such as liver disease, kidney disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes, malnutrition, or aging. It is important to identify and treat the underlying cause of Terry’s Nails to improve overall health.
In terms of nail care for Terry’s Nails, it is generally recommended to maintain good nail hygiene by trimming and filing the nails regularly. Additionally, keeping the nails moisturized with lotion or cuticle oil can help improve their appearance. However, it is crucial to consult with a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.« Back to Glossary Index