A 20-year-old female asked:
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why do i have small dot like dents, bumps and vertical lines on my hand nails? and why does my feet nails crack/split?

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Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Nail changes: Small indentations on the finger and toenails (nail pitting) are usually related to 2 inflammatory conditions of the skin, psoriaisis & alopecia areata. Vertical lines can be related to trauma, fungal infections or nothing at all. The toenails are most likely have the same changes as fingernails. Sometimes fungal infections can have bumps and splitting of the nails. Please see a dermatologist.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Marshall Solomon
47 years experience Podiatry
Possible systemic di: Possible underlying systemic conditions may cause nail changes. Some arthritic conditions, psoriasis, dietary deficiencies. See your dermatologist for evaluation.
Answered on Apr 22, 2014
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