Peeling Nails

Nails are made of special materials called keratin that helps it from natural wear and tear and physical forces. It is quite common for most of us to trim our nails regularly. But nails get peeled off from the nail bed due to certain factors. It is a rare phenomenon caused mostly due to pressure applied to the nails and over exposure of certain chemicals. If peeling of nails happens without any noticeable reason, it can be indicative of insufficient nutrients or some medical conditions. If the cause is found out peeling of nails can be managed.

Boerhaave Syndrome

The Esophagus is a muscular tube measuring about 25 cm connecting your throat with the stomach. This tube passes through the neck, reaching till the diaphragm and upper portion of the stomach. The muscular walls of esophagus would contract when you eat anything and pushes the food down. There would be continuous secretion of mucus by the glands to keep the esophagus moist.

Chancroid

Chancroid is a type of sexually transmitted bacterial infection causing painful sores on the genitals. It is a rare type of infection affecting men and women who are sexually active equally.

Lymphogranuloma Venereum

Lymphogranuloma venereum or LGV is a rare type of sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria. This infectious disease is restricted to tropical areas of the world initially but outbreaks are reported now in the USA, the Europe and the UK. Men who have sex with men are largely infected with this type of bacteria. Unlike other infectious bacteria that causes sexually transmitted infection that affects only the superficial layers, this bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis infects the lymphatic system.

Breast Fungus

Infection on the breast can occur due to bacteria or fungus. It infects the tissue of the breast causing swelling and abscess. Breast infection can develop commonly in breastfeeding mothers. It is known as mastitis or breast abscess in medical terms. This type of infection occurs commonly during the first 3 months of lactation period. But some women may develop this infection even when they are not breastfeeding.