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white moons on nails

A 20-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 45-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 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
This could be due: to paronychia but i suggest you see a board certified dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment. hope that helps
A 26-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 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Nail Injury: I do not see a question here. So, the facts are: you injured your thumb. There is a bruise under the nail. This sounds like a normal response to an in ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience Dermatology
Beaus lines: Interruptions in the nail growth plates cause these horizontal ridges. Usually due to severe illness a few months ago.
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A 45-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 19-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 14-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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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Once again, this is simply made up. "Angiogenesis"? That means "making blood vessels", and the white lunules aren't even especially vascular. Someone' ... Read More
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