Disorders of nail, its significance in clinical practice with repertorial representation
Author(s): Dr. Shimul Das
Abstract: Nails has cosmetic values in general sense but medically it provides lots of information regarding the health status of our body. Study of the nails falls under the spectrum of Dermatology. Most of the time we ignore knowingly or unknowingly the symptoms of the nails. But it helps us a lot especially in those cases where it is difficult to understand the surface miasm or in scarcity of symptoms. Stalwarts like William D Gentry, T. F. Allen, Bonninghausen, J. T. Kent, O.E. Boricke included different nail conditions in their reportorial works. The medicines listed under different nail conditions in repertories are mainly so called deep acting medicines, which indicates in chronic cases nail disorders may plays an important role.