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what causes ridges in the fingernails from malnutition?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Varies: Ridges in the fingernails of patients can result from trauma or focal compression on the nail matrix. It can also be a sign of a systemic disease process.

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How to remove leukonychia (thewhite marks onyourfingernails)?

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Benign neglect.: Often times the easiest way is to simply allow the nail to grow out. The white marks are the fingernails version of bruising, and will grow out on their own.
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Why could cystic fibrosis cause a person to be malnourished?

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Pancreatic Effect: Cystic fibrosis can affect the function of your pancreas - this is an organ in the abdomen that is responsible for producing digestive enzymes. In turn without those enzymes digestion is impaired and CF patients may not absorb nutrients that well. CF patients are also at risk for low vitamin d, a and k levels due to fat malabsorption.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Any tips for cantharone application under and around fingernails?

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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Be careful!: Cantharone is a blistering solution used to treat viral conditions like warts and mollusca. It should be applied in the office during an appointment. You will be happy to know that cantharone does not hurt when it is applied to your skin. Blistering after application my result in blood blister formation that can damage the fingernail bed and disrupt normal nail growth.
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Should I use bobby pin or fingernails to pop pimples?

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Neither: Never ever pop pimples. You can get infected causing a rash. Worse, you will regret it for years to come when you have scars all over your face.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

I have the white stuff that grow on the end of fingernails as usual. Now it's everywhere on the nail. Its been about 2 weeks. Wish could send photo.?

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Family Medicine 37 years experience
Fungus: Sounds like you have a nail infection with a fungus.This is quite common and there is medicine for it. See your doctor.

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