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why is there a dent in my nail

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Vitamins: This usually is due to a vitamin deficiency.
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Transverse grooves: Transverse nail grooves, or beau lines, result from a temporary arrest of proximal nail matrix proliferation. Some causes are local trauma, local cuta ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Nails : do change over time, other concern would be early psoriasis or vitamin deficiency.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Psoriasis: People with psoriasis often have pitting of their fingernails. See your doctor or a dermatologist.
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Dr. Luis Taylor
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Please use an: ice pack for 10 minutes 3x a day. Rinse with soap and water 3x aday. If not allergic, a dose of Ibuprofen might help with the pain.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Finger nails: A thyroid problem can cause dents to the finger nails.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Nail pitting: Two most common reasons for nail pitting, small indentations on finger and toe nails are nail psoriasis and alopecia areata. Sometimes these two disor ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Nail Pitting: Nail Pitting can be a sign of chronic illness. Nail pitting is associated with psoriasis ,alopecia areata , eczema.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jade Erasmus
Specializes in General Practice
Gp first...: If you are unsure where to start, a family GP is always a good beginning. (S)he can check basics like your nutrition, deficiencies and do general bloo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Stricker
25 years experience Dermatology
Not Necessarily: Damage to the nail matrix can lead to "dents," which could be from several different causes. Melanoma on the nail usually has a discoloration of the n ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Nail and Hair: Beau's lines can be caused by trauma or local or systemic disease involving the nail fold. They can vary based upon the width or depth of the depress ... Read More
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