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nail bed

n.
The formative layer of cells at the base of the fingernail or toenail; the matrix.
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If one suffers with diabetes, there may be damage to the nerves of the feet or there may be an infection on a nail bed.
Nail biting Chronic nail biting can damage the nail bed, which, when exposed, leads to the irreversible shortening of nails.
"Before my plastic surgery to remove the nail bed, the doctors could tell something was wrong and decided to do a biopsy.
There is no harm in giving your cuticles a gentle trim, but don't overdo it -- they protect your nail bed from infection by keeping out debris.
A deep, red rash on your body and scalp that sheds silvery scales, pitting of your fingernails resembling the surface of a thimble, your toenails are thickened and they lift up from the nail bed.
Nail changes characteristic of PC includes subungual hyperkeratosis that causes a wedge-shaped thickening of the nail bed (pincer nails).
Reconstruction of fingertip which is the most injured and amputated part of the hand aims to provide adequate soft tissue and esthetic appearance, functional nail bed, proprioception, and sensation.
Initial examinations revealed a loss of the nail bed and pulp tissue on the damaged middle finger.
Apply vitamin E oil to the nail bed - underneath the nail where it meets the skin - and gently rubbing it in.
Trauma is most common nail problem that we see in clinical practice, often involving fracture or complete avulsion (ripping out) of the nail from the nail bed. If trauma affects the vascular portion of the nail, pain and hemorrhage will be present.
Relevant investigations like KOH examination / culture of nail clippings for fungus and biopsy of nail bed for histopathological examination were done when required.