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Causes Of Eggshell Nails
Many causes`: There are many causes of nail clubbing. The most common is lung disease, then heart disease, gastrointestinal (as malabsorbtion), liver disease (cirrhosis), thyroid and even a congenital born defect called eisenmenger syndrome. ...Read more
Nail ridges: Most people have some ridges on their nails and this is normal. If ridges are new or different, then see your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more
Depends: The rusty old nail is the classic story of tetanus exposure but that is a myth. Tetanus spores are present in the environment, with higher concentration in the soils, but no location is always free of possible contamination. Any opening in the skin can allow tetanus spores or other germs to enter. Being up to date with a tetanus booster within 10 yrs is a simple and effective prevention. ...Read more
One answer to why someone does something they don't really want to do is compulsiveness.
Compulsiveness is an urge to do something, often out of habit or repetition that you don't consciously chose to do. There are good treatment for this problem if it is adversely affecting your life. ...Read more
Yes it can: 5 fu can cause nail discoloration.Get a more detailed answer ›
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You could excoriate your skin with sharp nails and that may look like petechiae. Long nails do not cause a bleeding disorder, per se.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
If I stepped on a rusty nail but it didn't penetrate and cause any bleeding should I be okay? No visible puncture or pain.
I have a black line on my nail that has showed up about a month ago. I'm not sure what it is. It was not caused by any injury. ?
Bruise, injury most: likely. However, without a high quality photo, guessing accuracy is greatly decreased. Suggest use the phone system; AKA internet & a search engine, e.g. https://www.google.com/search?q=nail+bed+black+line select images & look for a similar image. Be aware, depression, ADHD, etc. (like all diagnoses) = names for patterns of behaviors, not insight into reasons or effective/helpful treatments. ...Read more
They other day I woke up and my nails felt like they were burning and they proceeded to for the next few hours. What could be the cause?
I have a blue nail, vanish with compression, It started after flue. What is the most possible cause? 27 years old, without any medical history.
See a doctor: You need to go and see a doctor blue nail means most of the time poor oxygenation in the blood so go and get check by a doctor ...Read more
Verticle Nail Ridges:
Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about.
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. ...Read more
Trauma or illness: If only one nail is involved it could be due to trauma from approximately 4-6 months ago. The nail is made in the nail matrix which is right beneath the cuticle. Thus, it is easy to injure this area. However, if all nails are involved look back 4-6 months ago... Did you have a high fever or surgery? Stresses such as these can give ridges in multiple nails. See your doctor for further eval. ...Read more
Beau's or Meuhrke's: Beau's lines are raised white lines, often a result of systemic disease or trauma, creating an uneven white horizontal line. Muehrcke's lines are smooth and are usually seen when blood protein levels are low. The reason for the low protein state can vary from kidney disease to liver disease to malnutrition — among other causes. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
PossibleBeau's Lines: The indentations can appear when growth at the area under the cuticle is interrupted by injury or severe illness. Conditions associated with beau's lines include uncontrolled diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, as well as illnesses associated with a high fever, such as scarlet fever, measles, mumps and pneumonia. Beau's lines can also be a sign of zinc deficiency. ...Read more
High elevation?: Your symptoms don't sound classic for anything I can think of, but if you are living or visiting a region with high elevation, your body will make more blood cells to increase oxygenation. This could cause pink nails, but so could red or pink dyes, trauma, hemorrhage under the nail. If it doesn't go away soon, see your regular doctor for a work up. ...Read more
Brittle nails may occur due to medical problems, including gland (endocrine system) diseases, tuberculosis, Sjögren syndrome, and malnutrition.
People with other skin diseases, such as lichen planus and psoriasis, as well as people taking oral medications made from vitamin A, may also develop nail splitting-
the most common cause of split nails is from frequent wetting and drying of hands- ...Read more
My nails seem to keep splitting in layers on the tips. What causes that. Could I be lacking something?
Harsh chemicals, too much water exposure, acrylic nails, psoriasis, hypothyroidism, nail-biting, deficiency in biotin and B vitamins, fungal infections can all cause it. Please see your primary care physician or dermatologist to rule out medical causes and let your nails rest. Jello. Bag balm.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/expert-answers/split-fingernails/faq-20058182 ...Read more
From low O2: Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, or clubbing of the nails, occurs because of long-term deprivation of oxygen in the small arteries of the (small) bones. Certainly that can happen from COPD, especially if u have the chronic bronchitis type of COPD. Oftentimes its associated w/ smoking, so if u smoke, QUIT! The changes won't get worse if u do. (They won't get better, unfortunately: bone changes r perm ...Read more