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white lines on nails

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Could be months.: What antibiotics are you taking that would cause white lines? Having said that, if the lines are in the nail and not the bed, it could take at least 4 ... 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Nails: A nail forms a protective plate for the underlying tissue. It also acts as a counter-force to improve sensation.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Black strips: Splinter hemorhages are the most common then followed by melanonychia.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myles Greenberg
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
3-12 months: Fingernails typically grow out completely in 3-6 months and toenails in 6-12 months.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Verticle Nail Ridges: Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about. Vertical nail ridges extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical nail ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Adam Bodian
34 years experience Dermatology
Many causes`: There are many causes of nail clubbing. The most common is lung disease, then heart disease, gastrointestinal (as malabsorbtion), liver disease (cirr ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Healthy nails: For nail health: 1. Don’t bite nails to avoid infections. 2. Keep nails clean & dry. 3. Clip nails straight across (rounded in center) to prevent ... Read More
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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A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Difficult to say: There are many changes that can occur with the nails. Many can be benign but some changes (downward curling being one of them) can be a sign of system ... Read More
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