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Doctor insights on: Is It Ok That My Nails Don't Have The Half Moon

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I don't have white cresent moon shape on my nails, is that okay?

Normal variant: In some people, the eponychium covers the lunula. Don't let anybody trouble you over this. ...Read more

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Might the lack of crescent moon on my nails mean a B12 deficiency?

Might the lack of crescent moon on my nails mean a B12 deficiency?

It might but...: I searched & found sites claiming lack of lunula indicate B12 deficiency but have found no objective evidence to support this- it may be true for some but there is no proof. Others say it means hypothyroidism or poor circulation. I don't think anyone knows for sure! See http://www. Healingwell. Com/community/default. Aspx? F=30&m=1630799 & http://www. Normanallan. Com/med/askdr/finger. Html#moons. ...Read more

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Daughter has no moons on any of her nails except the thumb nails same with toenails and nothing there no matter how far up we check is that bad?

Daughter has no moons on any of her nails except the thumb nails same with toenails and nothing there no matter how far up we check is that bad?

No problem: Moons on the nails can vary from person to person. My nails have the same pattern as your daughter's. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How do you make your nails grow? Mine always take so long to see alittle speck I just don't understand please help

How do you make your nails grow? Mine always take so long to see alittle speck I just don't understand please help

Biotin: Taking extra biotin, a safe vitamin supplement, has been shown to make nails thicker and stronger. Many patients report that their nails grow faster as well. You can get it inexpensively over the counter. It is worth seeing your doctor, however, as there can be issues associated with poor nail growth. ...Read more

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My nails have started growing in uneven and curved downwards at the ends. They look healthy other than that. They don't look clubbed.

CURVED NAILS++++: HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?
BEST TO DO IS TO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.
THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO TREAT ALL
KINDS OF NAIL PROBLEMS.
BEST LUCK. . . ...Read more

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Is that ok to squeez sebum by nails?

Is that ok to squeez sebum by nails?

No: Squeezing out sebum with nails often results in more trauma and more points where infection can set in. Generally not recommended. ...Read more

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Don't take vitaminsare white nails bad?

Don't take vitaminsare white nails bad?

Leukonychia: Leukonychia totalis is a whitening of the entire nail. This may be due to hypoalbuminaemia (low albumin), which is caused by the nephrotic syndrome (a form of kidney failure), liver failure, protein malabsorption and protein-losing enteropathies. A genetic condition, and a side effect of sulphonamides, a family of antibiotics can also cause this appearance. ...Read more

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Is it ok to not remove my gellish french nails during delivery?

Is it ok to not remove my gellish french nails during delivery?

Not sure what means?: I am not exactly sure what you are asking. If you are asking if you have to remove fake nails to have a vaginal delivery then the answer is no. ...Read more

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What's a good way to stop biting my nails when I don't even realize I'm doing it?

What's a good way to stop biting my nails when I don't even realize I'm doing it?

Clear nail polish: Obviously, good will power is the best and cheapest treatment. Unfortunately it's not realistic or we would have no "bad habits". A nice trick I've seen work on a few patients is to try clear nail polish which makes the nail taste horrible and thus no more biting. ...Read more

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My nails don't get tall I have tried nail polisher and medicines but nothing worked. What should I do?

My nails don't get tall I have tried nail polisher and medicines but nothing worked. What should I do?

Be sure: At your age ton get at least 5 servings of dairy a day. You need it for your bones too!! ...Read more

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Splitting nails and cuticles. What am I lacking for healthy nails? They grow but don't last. What to do to keep them growing strong and healthily?

Splitting nails and cuticles. What am I lacking for healthy nails? They grow but don't last. What to do to keep them growing strong and healthily?

Splitting Nails: Genadur is the first fda-approved treatment to help strengthen fragile, brittle nails. According to manufacturer medimetriks pharmaceuticals, genadur helps improve the condition with a once-daily brush-on application that may start showing results in as little as 14 days. While brittle nails may be the result of exposure to solvents in nail products, they may also be the symptom of medical issues. ...Read more

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How can I stop eating my nails? I have tried so many things I can have them ok for months, if I have a stress, nervous or afraid, I eat them again

How can I stop eating my nails? I have tried so many things I can have them ok for months, if I have a stress, nervous or afraid, I eat them again

Have you considered: Behavior modification therapy?
There are some vile tasting solutions you can paint on your nails as a deterrent. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do we have nails?

Why do we have nails?

Nails: A nail forms a protective plate for the underlying tissue. It also acts as a counter-force to improve sensation. ...Read more

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Black strips on nails?

Black strips: Splinter hemorhages are the most common then followed by melanonychia. ...Read more

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How fast do nails grow?

How fast do nails grow?

3-12 months: Fingernails typically grow out completely in 3-6 months and toenails in 6-12 months. ...Read more

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What causes rippled nails?

What causes rippled nails?

Verticle Nail Ridges: 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.
If your fingernails change color or you develop horizontal nail ridges, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do my nails grow down?

Why do my nails grow down?

Difficult to say: There are many changes that can occur with the nails. Many can be benign but some changes (downward curling being one of them) can be a sign of systemic disease, particularly lung disease. You should see you primary care doctor and possibly a dermatologist to help determine what is going on. ...Read more

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What do ridged nails mean?

What do ridged nails mean?

Maybe normal but...: Nail ridges (vertical) are frequently normal, but horizontal ridging may suggest psoriasis, which may olny appear on the nails. If concerned, see your pcp, dermatologist, or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How to keep nails healthy?

How to keep nails healthy?

Healthy nails: For nail health: 1. Don’t bite nails to avoid infections. 2. Keep nails clean & dry. 3. Clip nails straight across (rounded in center) to prevent them from becoming ingrown. Don’t push back cuticles. Use emery board for irregular nails 4. Insure that your shoes fit properly & that they don’t squeeze your toes. 5. Alternate the shoes you wear. 6. Apply moisturizing cream to nails. 7. If nails are thick & hard to cut you can soak in salt water x 5 to10” followed by application of lactic acid cream or urea. 8. Wear flip flops in public showers / pools to avoid fungal infections. 9. Don’t do bathroom surgery. ...Read more

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How long should my nails be?

Your choice: Your nail length is not critical for anything you do.....Well except maybe to help pry open soda cans. ...Read more

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How do I cut my baby's nails?

How do I cut my baby's nails?

Sandpaper: A grandmother showed me this trick decades ago. I use a simple 1X3 inch piece of heavy duty (wet/dry) sandpaper in 100-180 grit. If you use it free form to file the nails it can do the job in less than a minute on both hands. The paper conforms to the curves better than a file and using it lightly assures you won't injure the skin. ...Read more

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How come my nails are ridged?

How come my nails are ridged?

Which way?: If they are length wise it's not likely to be a serious problem. Even horizontal ridges can be due to repetitive trauma. However you might want to have blood work done for metabloic abnormalities like liver or kidney disease, thyroid or anemic issues. It should be easy to rule out serious causes of horizontal nail ridges, vertical line can occur with age. ...Read more

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How to cut the nails correctly?

How to cut the nails correctly?

Straight: Cut them straight across do not round the corners. ...Read more

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Why do people bite their nails?

Why do people bite their nails?

Pleasure: The lips are populated with a variety of nerve endings that give pleasure as they are stimulated. It helps a newborn figure out how to feed when they have never been hungry; helps the toddler get through a rough day with thumb sucking; makes us enjoy kissing & smoking & chewing your nails. If it weren't for society frowning on the process, more would probably do it. ...Read more

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Why my nails are growing slowly?

Why my nails are growing slowly?

How can you: Tell I think is ht efirst question. Nails grow slowly. There are signs if ther are problems the nails grow irregularly and thinly if ther are problem with nutrition. Also, you'd rather expect also issues in hair and skin. ...Read more