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fingernail fungal treatment?

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Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
Dermatology 28 years experience
Antifungal: Usually need an oral therapy such as laminal.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Fungal treatments: Oral antifungal medications are usually much more effective than topicals.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Why are therewhite marks onmyfingernails?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Be checked: That sounds like mees lines, which can be a sign of heavy metal poisoning or renal failure.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What causes ridges in yourfingernails?

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Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No worries: Vertical nail ridges extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical nail ridges often become more numerous or prominent with age, possibly due to variations in cell turnover within the nail. If your fingernails change color or you develop horizontal nail ridges, consult your doctor. These changes could indicate an underlying health condition.
A 22-year-old member asked:

What causes these vertical ridges in my fingernails?

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Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Many reasons: Vertical ridges on nails are basically harmless & can be related to heredity, aging, & nail dryness or injury. The appearance of ridges may be reduced by regular moisturizing of the nail & cuticle & avoidance of harsh soaps that are drying. Nail appearance can reflect overall health and nutrient status so supplementation may help. Consider fish oil, biotin, &/or a multivitamin with minerals.
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Agreed for the most part though occasionally these can be signs of underlying conditions ie endocarditis, pulmonary issues etc...
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the vertical ridged striations in my fingernails caused by, and is this cause for alarm?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Soft nails: A number of concubines can result in linear striations poor nutritional state, low vitamin levels. Two products which can strengthen the nails are deramanail and genedur. The addition of oral digestive enzymes is useful for strengthening weak nails according dr jonathan wright of the tahoma clinic.
A 18-year-old member asked:

How do I heal an in-grown fingernail?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Warm soaks: Soak your finger in warm water (can also add 1-2 tablespoons of epsom salts) for 10 minutes. Then gently ease your cuticle away from your ingrown fingernail. See your doc if you have redness, warmth, pus, increased pain or no improvement. Good luck!

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