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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.
What cause horizontal ridges in toenails? I have horizontal ridges that sometimes look like another layer on both big toenails. My toenails are dry
Many possibilities: There are many causes of horizontal ridges on nails, including trauma, malnutrition, infections, kidney or liver disease and arsenic poisoning but the fact that is it only on your big toenails makes it unlikely it is serious. See http://www.md-health.com/Fingernail-Ridges.html and check in with your doctor if it spreads to other nails or you other symptoms suggesting some of those conditions. ...Read more
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
My daughter has a slight horizontal ridge on one toenail and it doesn't hurt nothing happened to the area what could it be?
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?
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
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
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
My doc thinks I have sympathetic reflex dystrophy. Would this explain the horizontal ridges on my big toe and foot becoming cold with elevation?
RSD/ ridges: RSD affects the nerve function. Esp autonomic nerves that control temperature regulation and sweating and swelling. The lines or ridges can be from the swelling increasing or decreasing. See a neurologist or a physical therapist. Aggressive physical therapy to stop the nerve irritation helps. There are also topical and oral meds that can help ...Read more
What doctor do I see for horizontal ridges exclusive to big toe on my left foot? Visited PCP, vascular surgeon, podiatrist and none seem to care.
Dermatologist ?: Nail condition are commonly seen by Dermatologists. ...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
Ridges on fingernails indicate what? I have vertical ridges on my fingernails and horizonal ridges on my big toenail
Ridges on nails: The vertical ridges may be normal for you or a metabolic problem. The horizontal ridges are usually called "trauma lines" on the toenails and indicate changes in your nail growth pattern at the root level. ...Read more
I have a one beau line indent horizontal on my one thumb. And looks like ripples on my big toenails. The say this could be a sign of a serious illness
Could be: But also may not be....so see a dr and find out if you are worrying needlessly ...Read more
I have a black mark on the lower right corner of my pinky toenail on my right foot. It's very small and looks to be horizontal in lgth. What could be?
The Black Toe: Subunguinal hematomas (blood under the nail) are caused by shoe friction. Usually the shoe is a little short or the toe box toe shallow. Tumors in toes can happen but very, very rarely. The nail will eventually grow out as normal but in an extensive hemorrhage under the entire nail, the nail will shed. Ignore it. ...Read more
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