Nail care
and diseases



  Nail permeated by with red dye
together with untreated nail.
  Nail care   Nail care products contain lipids, vitamins, minerals, other nutrients,
film forming polymers and humectants.
    Common formulations are stick, cream, ointment, gel or lacquer.  
  Nail diseases   Permeation of an active drug through nail is severely restricted by
nail structure. Often a permeation enhancer has to be added.
    Formulations may also contain agents that
limit water evaporation from the nail.
      Microscope photograph of a cut surface from of a partially dehydrated
nail clip. The nail outer surface is shown upwards.
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