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what do white dash on nail mean

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe normal but...: Nail ridges (vertical) are frequently normal, but horizontal ridging may suggest psoriasis, which may olny appear on the nails. If concerned, see you ... Read More
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Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Leukonychia: White marks on nails (leukonychia) are typically from minor trauma to your nails (which could take days to weeks to show up). It could be very rarely ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Beaus lines: White lines in your nails are called beaus lines and represent an illness or traumatic incident that has recently taken place. They look like ridges a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Nail: Absolutely nothing of any consequence. Good Luck
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
14 years experience Family Medicine
No more Ingrown: Toenails or any other nail! if you have had repeated ingrown nails, many times your family doc or podiatrist will remove a small sliver of toenail ne ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Leukonychia: Leukonychia white nails. Consider hypoalbuminaemia or chronic renal failure. May be familial. Transverse leukonychia, or multiple parallel white lin ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Nothing: These are common and benign.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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NO: Not necessarily.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Splinter Hemorrage: Splinter hemorrhages are small areas of bleeding (hemorrhage) under the fingernails or toenails. Splinter hemorrhages can occur with infection of the ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
White specks: If it is on all the nails then sometimes it is a nutritional deficiency. Mineral deficiencies especially zinc deficiency can show up as white specks ... Read More
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