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Horizontal Grooves In Nails
Nail changes: Nail changes can be the result of how your nails form or can be the result of trauma or systemic related. See a physician who can evaluate your history and clinical history. ...Read moreGet help now ›
The groove of my toenail is throbbing any reason why I had surgery a year ago there's no growth of another nail phenol was applied removed callus?
Phenol: ...can kill the nail matrix from which the nail grows, so might explain lack of nail. If swelling with pain, may be due to abnormal healing, and will need seen by the Dr who did the procedure or a Podiatrist to determine problem. ...Read moreGet help now ›
If toenail is still sore post surgery 1 year can patient ask podaitrist to remove the rest of the nail and the excess skin on the groove?
Yes: Don't be afraid to ask. Routine question :) ...Read moreGet help now ›
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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 moreGet help now ›
I haven't found any consistent info on horizontal beau's line indentations and have read that each nail represents a group in the body, is this true?
No, but...: That's not true, but it does make for some imaginative story-telling. That would be similar to reading the lines on one's palms, or reading the lumps and bumps on one's skull. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I m 37 years old , healthy female , no medical history , why do I have bumps or horizontal ridges on my nail?
May be psoriasis.: The london criteria for psoriasis allow for diagnosis if five of ten nails of the hand have prototypic findings. Horizontal ridging is one, as are "pits." however, some people with psoriasis have small-blister-like elevations. See if family members have psoriasis! ...Read moreGet help now ›
My nail grows with horizontal ripples or ridges ever since baseball impact. How can I fix it and make it grow smoothly again?
You can't: You have damaged the nailbed from the injury. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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