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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Spooned Nails

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What exactly is koilonychia? Is it a nail disorder?

What exactly is koilonychia? Is it a nail disorder?

Spoon nails: Certain anemias can cause your nails to flatten out and then the edges raise up a bit creating a spoon appearance. ...Read more

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What causes rippled nails?

What causes rippled nails?

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

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What causes ridges in the nails?

What causes ridges in the nails?

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

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What causes nails pitting?

What causes nails pitting?

Nail pitting: Nail pits are usually the result of: • psoriasis (10-50% of patients have nail pits); • alopecia areata;• eczema;• reiter’s syndrome; • incontinentia pigmenti;• in children nail pitting can be a normal condition of the nail (not caused by a disease). ...Read more

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Why is stress cause me to cut my nails off?

Why is stress cause me to cut my nails off?

Compulsiveness: One answer to why someone does something they dont really want to do is compulsiveness . Compulsiveness is an urge to do something, often out of habit or repetition that you dont consciously chose to do. There are good treatment for this problem if it is adversely affecting your life. ...Read more

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Causes of nail chipoff and bending weak nails?

Causes of nail chipoff and bending weak nails?

Often Age: As we get older, our nails often become more brittle and thin. Taking extra biotin, a safe supplement, has been shown to make nails thicker and stronger. Many patients report that their nails grow faster as well. You can get it inexpensively over the counter. It is worth seeing your doctor, however, as there can be issues associated with poor nail growth that warrant a checkup. ...Read more

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My nail beds look orange?! What could cause that?

My nail beds look orange?! What could cause that?

Nail color: Changes in nail color and texture can be due to medications and supplements as well as certain disorders. Orange is usually an abundance of beta-carotene. If you eat a lot of carrots or squash and have fair skin, this can become noticeable. Check with your Dr. especially if you see pitting or yellowing of your nails or skin. Good Luck ...Read more

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