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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
24 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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Yes this is. You can reduce this by taking 2500 mcg of biotin daily. You can use eucerin smooth essentials lotion on nails frequently during the day. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Masturbation: From a medical standpoint there is no damage caused by this normal and natural human experience. Masturbation is a natural human event that adds de ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Gordon
43 years experience Dentistry
How about a hobby?: Sounds like you need to get out of the house. Golf?
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
RIPPLED FINGERNAILS: Are you in good health? Do you take any medications? Are they discolored? How long have you had this problem? Are they pitted? Rippled nails can be pa ... Read More
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A 12-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Dermatologist helps: For bumpy fingernails, a primary care doctor can check and may refer to a dermatologist. If one has had bumpy fingernails forever, it may be a heredit ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
58 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: There are different reasons why groves occur. It would help to have your family physician examine your nails. But I'll name a few things that can occ ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Stripes on nails: White lines can be caused by malnutrition or liver diease. Dark lines running down a nail in black people over age 20 is usually normal (linear melan ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It can be a sign of pulmonary disease. It's called "pulmonary osteodystrophy." see your doctor f you think you have this.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Cyanosis: More information is needed. Are you nails blue all the time? What is your exercise tolerance? Are you exposed to chemicals in your home or at work tha ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Generally no: White nail spots, or leukonychia, are generally harmless spots that arise most commonly from trauma to the nail matrix (where nail grows from). They a ... Read More
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