A 44-year-old member asked:
What sort of things can you tell about a persons health through finger nails?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Garrett Caldwell answered
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Quite A bit: Most commonly, when a physician looks at your finger nails they are looking for characteristics such as clubbing, pitting of the nail, and splinter hemorrhages. These signs are indicative of other conditions such as heart problems and lung problems. You can also get an idea about nutritional status. Melanoma can show up under nails, and psoriasis can affect nails.
Answered on Jun 22, 2013
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