Scaling of nails

Scaling of nails or ( Onychoschiza ) is a problem that can happen to any person; But its severity and weakness depends on the condition of the patient and the cause of this problem. But what is important is that most of us do not know what the cause of this problem is and what should be done for nail peeling.

What are the symptoms of peeling nails?

Scaling of nails may have different symptoms for each person and occur in different forms. But you should know that most of the people with this disease get badly shaped nails and witness their peeling. This problem may be accompanied by the following symptoms:

Create a horizontal crack in the nail

Elevation of the top layer of the nail and its thinning

Dryness and crusting around the nail

Yellowing of nails

Creating a bump on the nail

What is the cause of peeling nail skin?

Many reasons may cause peeling nails; Some of them can be solved without medication, and for the treatment of some of them, you have to go to a specialist. These reasons are many, but we introduce the most important ones below:

The cause of peeling nails

Injury to the nail or damage due to contact with chemicals


Finger sucking habit in children

Kidney Diseases

Lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Kawasaki syndrome in children

Excessive contact with moisture and detergents


Skin dryness

Skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis

Deficiency of some vitamins

When should we see a doctor?

In general, you should see a doctor when the peeling of the nail is accompanied by the following symptoms.


Weight Loss


Inflamed skin

Excessive thirst

Night sweat


Heart beat


Symptoms of depression

First of all, you should know that in order to treat scaling around the nails, you should first visit a dermatologist and beauty doctor to check all your symptoms based on his expertise and find out the root cause of this problem by recommending various tests.

If you want to know about nail peeling treatment methods, we must say that any doctor may recommend one of these methods based on the type of disease, symptoms and your physical condition.

Recognizing the underlying disease that caused this problem and recommending to refer to appropriate specialist doctors for its treatment

Use of antifungal creams and pills

Prescribing antihistamine tablets to eliminate the allergic background of the disease

Prescribing creams containing corticosteroids to treat peeling nails due to eczema and psoriasis

Prescribing suitable moisturizing lotions and creams to treat dry skin

Prescription of strengthening tablets to eliminate the lack of vitamins

Prescribing iron tablets to treat anemia

Prescribing creams containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or lanolin for nail repair