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fingernails signs of health problems

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Usually not: This usually is from a stressful event in life that interrupts nail growth.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
Cyanosis: Cyanosis often represents a low oxygen level, representing a cardiac or pulmonary problem. It merits the evaluation by a cardiologist or a pulmonolog ... Read More
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Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Not uncommon: If they are always blue it can be a sign of cyanotic heart disease. If they are sometimes blue it can be a condition called raynaud's disease.Here is ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
23 years experience Family Medicine
No.: But psoriasis is a frequent cause of pitting nails. Do you do a lot of construction or manual work with your hands? Have you had vitamin D level che ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Koppel
27 years experience Podiatry
Possibly: Changes in you nails can indicate internal problems, however more likely causes include fungal infections or vitamin deficiency. Consider biotin to ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Fingernails: Go to uptodate.com or wikipedia for good discussion.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Infection is: possible. See this Mayo Clinic article to find ways to decrease chances of infection when wearing artificial nails. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy- ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Because they: can harbor bacteria or other germs.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Biotin is: A vitamin good for skin, hair and nails not necessarily prenatal can be taken anytime.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Only 2 flat nails: suggests heredity or nail trauma to base at site of matrix. Nothing to worry about but unlikely you can really change them, sorry
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Dr. Philip Miller
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May be related to: elevated caotene levels ( if you ingest large amounts of colored veggies ) or may be from smoking ( nicotine)

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