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is it ok that my nails dont have the half moon

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Normal variant: In some people, the eponychium covers the lunula. Don't let anybody trouble you over this.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lunula, or lunulae : It is the portion of your nail matrix that is visible.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
It is ok, normal: Thumb has the bigger nail and nail bed, and that is how nature made us. You probably noticed this now.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Harmless and not a sign of any internal illness!
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
It might but...: I searched & found sites claiming lack of lunula indicate B12 deficiency but have found no objective evidence to support this- it may be true for some ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
No problem: Moons on the nails can vary from person to person. My nails have the same pattern as your daughter's. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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Dr. Peter Lio
Dr. Peter Lio answered
19 years experience Dermatology
Biotin: Taking extra biotin, a safe vitamin supplement, has been shown to make nails thicker and stronger. Many patients report that their nails grow faster ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
CURVED NAILS++++: HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? BEST TO DO IS TO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO TREAT ALL KINDS OF NAIL PROBLEMS. BEST LUCK . . .
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Squeezing out sebum with nails often results in more trauma and more points where infection can set in. Generally not recommended.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Leukonychia: Leukonychia totalis is a whitening of the entire nail. This may be due to hypoalbuminaemia (low albumin), which is caused by the nephrotic syndrome (a ... Read More

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