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Horizontal Toenail Ridges
My toenails have horizontal ridges on them. Seem broken in the middle. Been like this for more than 10 years. Now a curved white line too.
24 year old male. Horizontal ridging in toenails. Nail feels a bit rough. Mainly in big toe and toe next to big toe. Fingernails not affected. Normal?
A record of health..: Horizontal ridges, as opposed to vertical ridges, could represent a significant change in your over all health. They form for many reasons and can have several different looks. Anything that affects the nail root and its production of normal nail may be responsible. This could include trauma, diet, fever, medications and some systemic disorders. To remove all doubt, consult a specialist. ...Read more
Back in the Fall I experienced intense gastro pain and at that time I started getting horizontal ridges in my left big toenail. What can cause this?
My daughter has a slight horizontal ridge on one toenail and it doesn't hurt nothing happened to the area what could it be?
Time Line.: The nail plate is, in a way, a crude calendar of events regarding the history of the toe. That line, depending on it's position on the toe, indicates that something happened to influence the nail root. This typically is in the form of an injury. Understand that the injury doesn't necessarily have to be a traumatic event full of pomp and circumstance. It could be as subtle as a tight shoe. ...Read more
Horizontal ridges in (thumb) nails and toenails, big toenails mostly, following stressful event. I have osteoarthritis. Should I be concerned?
Beau's Lines: Typically I do not put links form wikipedia here but the article is good http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beau's_lines ...Read more
Horizontal ridges on both big toenails. Nail peeling. Doc doesn't think it's fungus because no discolor. No injury. Ideas?
Dryness or other: Could be just drying or iron deficiency or other pathologies. If it is or isn't fungus, your doctor can get a culture/specium to confirm whether it is or not. Try to see aobut your diet as well as lack of certain vitamins and minerals can be seen first in toenails/fingernails and or hair. Good luck. ...Read more
My toe nails have horizontal ridges. Its like my nails have been broken into two parts and then they are pasted back together on my skin. What is it??
Previous Illness: Were you very ill previously? This usually happens when on becomes severely ill and when recovery starts it is manifested in the nails. ...Read more
I have had this awful chronic (well, many years) horizontal ridging on my second toenails . The cuticle is misshapen also. Causes/cures?
Probably trauma: Repetitive trauma against the second toe from shoegear can cause this. Most times this toe is longer than the two toes in both sides and it will rub or bang against the shoe more than the others causing nail and skin thickening. It could also be dry skin or even heredity. ...Read more
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