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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
10 years experience Family Medicine
Now: Since you have "unusual growth in hand" and skin lesions are changing in character, see a physician now.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Problem-yes: Abnormal? I do not know, but it does sound as if there may be a problem. I assume you have discussed this with your pediatrician. If not, you should.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Porphyria: Porphyria is a rare disorder and few physicians have significant experience treating it. There is a skin form but other types can have skin involvemen ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
Try biotin: Biotin promotes hair growth, healthy skin, and strong nails. It is a coenzyme and a b vitamin, also known as vitamin h. Average growth rate of nails ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
43 years experience Dermatology
Nail growth: Nail growth rate will be best with best nutrition and good health. Nothing else has been proven to speed growth. Illness and malnutrition will slow th ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. HECTOR Franco
46 years experience Dermatology
Not usually: Like hair, nails have fairly constant growth. Factors that might alter nail growth include injury to the nail matrix, nail infection, severe illness ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Both?: My opinion is that it may be multi factorial.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
14 years experience Podiatry
Possible fungus: There is a special type of nail fungus called superficial white onychomycosis and it may be this. It responds readily to oral terbinafine.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Biotin: Is safe to take. You can get it over the counter and use as directed. Take care!
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Doubtful: That nail biting would cause an alteration in the nail growth pattern, unless you were getting chronic nail infections from your actions.

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