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Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?
Fragile finger nails. Horizontal dents on almost all fingers. Some have double. Peeling toe nails, hair thinning.
Usually aging: Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about.The lines 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. Trauma is another etiology.Sometimes nails are brittletransverse line development or discoloration of nails may imply underlying chronic disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: There are many possibilities, but without examining your child, it's impossible to say. If there was a recent injury, it could be blood under the nail. You should seek immediate medical attention if he develops redness, swelling, pain, increased warmth at the site or fever, as these are signs of infection. ...Read more
Subungual melanoma: nail bed discoloration or nail plate? My nail plate has a horizontal band 1/2cm across but skin underneath is normal. Confused
See a doctor: Your nail needs to be examined by your doctor, preferably by a dermatologist. After examination you will be guided further. A close watch for change in the size of discoloration or the skin around will guide the doctor further. Keep good photographs to detect changes over time(weekly). Good luck ...Read more
Could be serious: Vertical ridges, especially in adult women are fairly common. In a male, and across rather than to the tip it can be a sign of serious conditions so have it checked. Horizontal ridges that are accompanied by white lines can be a symptom of arsenic poisoning. Horizontal depressions across the nails, called beau's lines, can be a sign of diabetes, malnutrition, or a circulatory problem. Best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vitamins: Or biotin levels may be low.Get a more detailed answer ›
Black toenail: A number of things can make a toenail/portion of the toenail look black: fungal infections, blood under nail, certain medications, inflammatory conditions. With meds, most/all nails are involved. Moles/freckles in the nail growth center (matrix) give linear pigmented brown or black streaks, so can melanoma. If the discoloration of the nail is new, please see your dermatologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My fingernails are peeling from the base near the cuticle. 8/10 nails doing this. Don't wear nail polish/false nails. Have not hurt nails. What is it?
FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com If a fungal infection is suspected oral and topical tx will be started ...Read more
Ridged nails: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two primary concerns: Trama to the nail matrix can lead to ridges and splitting in the nail. Nail changes can also be seen in certain autoimmune conditions (such as dermatomyositis or psoriasis). However, the primary cause seen in your age group are vertical ridges that result from age related changes called onychoschizia. ...Read more
Liver function: One of the things that liver cells do is to either detoxify, inactivate or prepare drugs for excretion. When the liver is damaged the drug concentrations must be adjusted to compensate. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, everything is about great care and taking care of you investment which is yourself and your crown....or any dental work that you have done. Keep it clean, keep up on professional cleaning/exams and there is a great chance for something like a crown to last forever. No worries ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm about to go visit thailand next month. Is there anything that i need to take pre caution? Thanks much.
Vaccines: Be up-to-date with routine shots, such as measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, poliovirus vaccine, etc. Recommendations are country specific and for thailand, you need hepatitis a, hep. B and typhoid. See your local travel clinic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Curious what causes cutis verticis gyrata? Is there other effects from this? Does it progressively get worse?
Cutis gyrata: There is a primary and secondary form of the disease. The primary form may be combined with genetic conditions the secondary form is caused by inflammatory processes like eczema or psoriasis and causes furrowing and thickening of the skin of the scalp ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My boyfriend has primary cutis verticus gyrata That has progressing rapidly, there seems to be very little research on this dessease why is that?
A lot we don't know:
Cutis Vertica Gyrata may not get much press but it is being investigated. Here is a good review: https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1113735-overview#a5. For example, there have been 5 studies on its genetics and 68 articles mentioned in this review.
Uncommon (1 in 100,000) conditions which don't lead to massive morbidity or mortality often don't get funding. ...Read more
I haven't gotten my pd so i been puting cutetips up my vagaina to see w comes out i took a test and came out negative the last cutip had lilblood? Pd?
Unprotected sex: At any time always has the chance of becoming a pregnancy, and/or one of many various std's: hpv (which can cause cervical cancer), herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, crab lice, trichomoniasis, etc. Using a hormonal birth control is generally a good way to protect against an 18 yr ball ; chain-but condoms are really the way to protect from the others.Recheck preg test with first morning urine asap. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Situs inversus simply means that the internal organs are arranged in a mirror image pattern compared to most individuals. In isolation, there is nothing to generate concern. Situs inversus can be associated with other medical conditions, such as congenital heart disease, in which case there is are increased risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cerebral perfusion : Beta blockers lower blood pressure, which is usually beneficial. However, if there is any problem with the blood flow to the brain, such as significant cerebrovascular disease or increased intracranial pressure, then lowering the blood pressure may undercut the perfusion to the brain--> could cause cerebral ischemia or even a watershed stroke. ...Read more
On cialis medication leaflet it states, "take in caution if you have peyronies disease". What does that mean?
I'm a 22 year old male and I want my butt to be hairier , what are the cautions of using a small amount of rogain to achieve this?
I'm curios since I have colitis ulcerosa, can I drink yogurts? I've read a lot of comments and advices pro for or pro not I am not sure anymore
I think it: Depends on severity of your symptoms and whether you are lactose intolerant. If you usually respond to dairy products with loose stools or diarrhea, don't take yogurt. If you have mild symptoms (no bleeding, pain, or severe diarrhea), i think it would be good to take nutrition from yogurt. If you have severe symptoms, you probably should not. ...Read more
If a person has peyronies and Cialis stays in the body for a longer time, what effect can this have?what is the caution that one must take if they it
Here are some ...: Despite Cialis longer effect, it should exert additional adverse effect onto Peyronie's plaque besides possible erection-associated pain if any, which will subside in time after natural penile de-tumescence after reaching orgasm/ ejaculation. Of course, overindulgence & obsession will bring about significant negative impact to life; beware. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When you get a severe case of the flu requiring hospitalization, what are the major complications that cause death? Even in healthy adults.Just curiou
Underlying problem: Treatment of calcinosis cutis is limited and of variable benefit. The underlying problem needs to be identified and corrected. It is not life threatening, although the underlying problem might be. You may be confusing this with calciphylaxis, which is a medical emergency that has to be addressed immediately. ...Read more