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Horizontal Grooves In Nails
Losing hair. Here is some other information. I have wounds in the scalp and it is very greasy. My nails have grooves too and I feel very stressed out?
See a dermatologist: You must be examined and questioned by a DR who is familiar with hair and nail disorders. Only then will you understand what is happening and what you can do about it. ...Read more
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?
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 more
I got my left ring finger caught Ina guys shorts at fight practice in the groove where it meets the hand and now I can't move the last digit.
Doctor queried Down syndrome in my baby(72 hrs old). Echo test is ok, no short hand, no groove between toes, no white spots in eye, mother age 20, ears ok?
Any age mom: Ds can occur at ang maternal age but numbers climb a lot for older moms. If doc suspects some unusual issue it is best that s/he be up front about it and do appropriate screening or specific tests to define it.Proper diagnosis can either relieve you or make sure early treatments are started. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: yes this could be Beau's line. You may have had some injury to the nail, or sometimes we see these with other systemic illnesses. However one nail involvement would suggest trauma or injury to the nail. Human nail grows from the base at the cuticle, and that is where the injury probably occurred ...Read more
Are vertical ridges nail normal and what about horizontal nails, are they normal? And vertical nails are up and down right? Thank you
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 more
I have light brown lines on both of my thumbs and my nails are kinda bumpy like horizontal ridges?
Nails as a mirror: Nail and skin changes could be reflective of systemic or local diseases. When did you notice these changes? Are you pushing your cuticles down causing nail bed trauma? Do you have any other symptoms and/or chronic diseases? Is your diet balanced - are you taking enough minerals and vitamins? ...Read more
I m 37 years old , healthy female , no medical history , why do I have bumps or horizontal ridges on my nail?
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 more
Often notice horizontal ridges on thumb nail, usually only one nail. Currently there are 2 horizontal on one nail. What could cause this ?
If only on ONE: nail it usually indicates TRAUMA to that cuticle at a remote time (often seen with manicures) Multiple horizontal ridges indicate an ILLNESS or NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY at the time of the nail growth. Hope this helps NOTE THYROID conditions have been associated with nail abnormalities. ...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 1 more doctor answer
Not necessary fungus: These may not be fungal in nature. There are other causes such as outside injury to the nail plate, or other systemic diseases. ...Read more
What causes horizontal indents on only both the thumb nails, they come regularly and have equal length between indents.
Frequently nutrition: But sometimes systemic disease. Get a full exam. ...Read more