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Line Thumb Nail
My boyfriend has a black line on his thumb nail .. What does it mean ? How can it go away ? Is it something to be worried about ? He hasn't smashed it
Black line: This probably is going to last for a while. Unfortunately, there seems to be no explanation to the process. It won't hurt to check out with a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a line in the thumb nail, seems 2 be hollow, kind of greyish, i have been trying to lose weight , have other lines but not too apparent
I have a line under my thumb nail. It's like a red color. Also have a growth under my nail at the top of the line. Feels like a hang nail. Any ideas?
Not unusual: dont treat it unkess it gets karger i which case you should see dermatologist ...Read more
I have a beau line at my right thumb nail only...6mm=60days ago i understand..Is it something to worry about? The base line is depressed ..
Trauma?: A horizontal growth line that is depressed and likely appeared after trauma (as other causes like illness, dietary deficiency would effect all nails) is not a health concern. After such events, it takes a cpl wks to see the line, and as growth occurs, the line will grow out and a new nail will form underneath/pushing old nail out. It will remodel over 6 months. Don't be concerned b 4 then. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I noticed a single gray line, appearing on my thumb nail, which goes from the tip of the nail to end.Vertically.Could this be a sign of a deficiency?
Probably benign: The diagnosis that seems to most closely fit with your description (without a picture) is melanonychia striata, which is most common in the thumb. It results from increased melanin deposit in the nail plate. This can be caused by bleeding into the nail plate, a small foreign body, fungal infection or wart, or tumor-like growth of melanocyte. A skilled dermatologist needs to examine it for you. ...Read more
2 days ago i got2 thin black line beneath my left thumb nail, i go to dermatologist to see if it melanoma.She think the lines too vague that it isnt , she said if it is, it should be thick&darker.T/f?
A year ago I found a brown line in my thumb finger nail. It was almost transparent and now it has become darker. Melanoma?
Thumb nail on my right hand has been first changing in color and has recently fully disattached from the nail bed. No anti-fungal therapy had helped.
Is it fungus?: Hi Marina. Losing a fingernail most commonly is due to injury to the nail / nail bed. Fungal infection is also a cause though not that common. Your doctor can do a skin scrape to test for fungi. In the meantime, keep the nail bed clean and moisturised in preparation for a new nail. Best wishes... ...Read more
Nails are dead: Nails are dead from the beginning.A new one will grow with timely. ...Read more