Clouston syndrome is a type of ectodermal dysplasia that primarily affects the hair and nails. It’s also known as hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. In this article, you will learn more about how the syndrome affects different body parts and how a parent can passed the condition to a child.
Authors Rylee Moody, an M.D. candidate at Saint Louis University, and dermatologist Dr. Elaine C. Siegfried explain the range of nail abnormalities in Clouston syndrome and the problems they can cause.
How to Treat the Nails
There are no treatments for nails that are specific to Clouston syndrome. However, several treatments are provided to help minimize and prevent problems. Learn what length is best to keep for your nails and how to make thickened nails softer. Find out whether nail polish, polish removers or artificial nails are a good idea if you have Clouston syndrome. Preventing infections is key and procedures are provided.
What Doctor Should You See?
Building a team of healthcare providers is an essential step in helping you maintain and treat the persistent nail abnormalities in Clouston syndrome. Learn which doctors can help you.
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