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I have horizontal ridges on my finger nails and I'm being tested for lupus. Is that a sign of an autoimmune disease?

I have horizontal ridges on my finger nails and I'm being tested for lupus. Is that a sign of an autoimmune disease?

Probably not.: I've never seen lupus cause horizontal nail ridges, although I suppose it's possible. Certain medications can do it, as can diabetes and certain systemic diseases. If you're not on any medications, your doctor may wish to extend the workup to look for other internal causes, besides lupus. ...Read more

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Can one develop clubbed finger nails?

Can one develop clubbed finger nails?

Yes: It can be a sign of pulmonary disease. It's called "pulmonary osteodystrophy." see your doctor f you think you have this. ...Read more

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Why do my finger nails keep falling off?

Why do my finger nails keep falling off?

Don't know: Anonychia (Absence of nails) can be due to a number of causes such as: Anonychia congenita, Ectodermal defect Ichthyosis Allergic contact dermatitis Raynaud's phenomenon Trauma Lichen planus Exfoliative dermatitis & Epidermolysis bullosa.
Recommend dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What are these black line on top of my finger nails?

What are these black line on top of my finger nails?

Fingernail Dark Line: Melanonychia is brown or black pigmentation of the nail unit. Melanonychia commonly presents as pigmented band arranged lengthwise along the nail unit, and this presentation is known as longitudinal melanonychia (lm) or melanonychia striata. The most concerning cause of melanonychia is subungual melanoma, although a variety of other causes exist. See your dermatologist asap. ...Read more

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Why do my finger nails keep falling off? What do I do?

Why do my finger nails keep falling off? What do I do?

Many possibilites: Trauma and fungal nail infections are common reasons that nails may fall off. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there are lines on the finger nails?

What does it mean when there are lines on the finger nails?

Nail Lines: There are a number of common disorders that result in nail lines: http://answers. Yahoo. Com/question/index? Qid=20060813065741aa37rwz. Anemia, malnutrition, and psoriasis are the most common. A fungal infection, which also may discolor the nail, is also a cause. Are all the nails involved? Are there any color changes? Do you have any other symptoms, such as fatigue, a skin rash, weight loss? ...Read more

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How can I stop biting my finger nails?

How can I stop biting my finger nails?

Hot sauce: Apply a hot sauce, such as tabasco or cayenne pepper seasoning, to your nails with a q-tip. Unless you're a mexican food junky, that should be an effective deterrent. At the same time, ask your doctor to recommend a counselor or other mental health professional who can help you determine why you bite your nails, and what you can do about that underlying cause. ...Read more

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Please tell me any ideas on how to stop my finger nails from chipping?

Please tell me any ideas on how to stop my finger nails from chipping?

Nail health: 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. Ensure that your shoes fit properly & that they don’t squeeze your toes. 5. Alternate the shoes you wear. 6. Apply moisturizing cream to nails. ...Read more

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What do white spots on finger nails mean?

What do white spots on finger nails mean?

Injury,fungi,lo zinc: There can be many causes but the most common are injury, nail fungus and zinc deficiency. See http://www.Md-health. Com/white-spots-on-nails. Html
; http://drlwilson. Com/articles/zinc. Htm. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my finger nails. Why?

I have white spots on my finger nails. Why?

Leuconychia: White spots under the nails or leuconychia, is not a serious condition and not due to lack of vitamins and minerals. It may be caused by trauma to the matrix of the nail and more common in finger nails than in toe nails, rarely they may be caused allergic reaction to nail polish or nail hardners. There is no treatment for it. ...Read more

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What cause finger nails and toenails to turn blue?

What cause finger nails and toenails to turn blue?

Vasoconstriction: Vasoconstriction of the vessels can cause nails to turn blue. Known as raynaud's phenomenon, the constriction causes a loss of bloodflow in the area and improper oxygenation. The bluish color is described sometimes cyanotic. Another cause of blue nails can be from trauma due to a subungual hematoma (blood blister under the nail). ...Read more

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How can you get a cracked finger nails to grow back?

How can you get a cracked finger nails to grow back?

May not be: Able too. If they are growing and split you can help them grow together with kevlar. ...Read more

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Could you have skin reactions from acrylic finger nails?

Could you have skin reactions from acrylic finger nails?

Sure : Especially the glue that attaches the nail to you. ...Read more

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Why does the tip of finger nails start to get split ends?

Why does the tip of finger nails start to get split ends?

Nail health: The health of your nails can reflect your state of nutrition and your general health. Brittle nails can be caused by vitamin or iron deficiency, and by certain medical conditions, or by drying your nails out too much with solvents. Nutritional supplements with vitamin e and biotin are said to improve nail health, but the evidence suggests vit e may be more toxic than helpful. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are there white spots on my finger nails?

I'm wondering why are there white spots on my finger nails?

Injury,fungi,lo zinc: There can be many causes but the most common are injury, nail fungus and zinc deficiency. See http://www.Md-health. Com/white-spots-on-nails. Html
; http://drlwilson. Com/articles/zinc. Htm. ...Read more

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Is it possible for men to have HPV under their finger nails?

Is it possible for men to have HPV under their finger nails?

HPV under Nails: Transmission of hpv through routes other than sexual is definitely possible. One may be exposed to hpv simply by shaking hands as suggested in the finding of hpv virus under fingernails.
Sexually transmitted infections 1999 oct;75(5):317-9:. ...Read more

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What lacking vitamin causes horizontal lines under finger nails?

What lacking vitamin causes horizontal lines under finger nails?

Zinc: (Beau's line) have a variety of possible causes: 1. Nail injury (biting nails, crush injury or pressure to nail in runners). 2. Chemicals (some nail polish removers. 3. ) Infections- yeast/ fungus, viral warts. 4. Skin cancer (malignant melanoma). 5. Renal, liver, thyroid diseases, Raynaud's Disease. 6. Arsenic poisoning or silver overdose 7. Malnutrition. 8. Zinc Deficiency. ...Read more

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How typical is it for men to have HPV under their finger nails?

Maybe: There are many types of hpv. The hpv that causes warts on the skin is different from the hpv tested for on pap smears. ...Read more

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What causes these white spots in/under my finger nails? Is it serious?

What causes these white spots in/under my finger nails? Is it serious?

No need to worry: According to the american academy of dermatology, the white spots occur after injury to the nail. Fortunately, as the nail grows out, the spot will disappear. No need to worry. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have white spots on your finger nails?

What exactly does it mean if you have white spots on your finger nails?

Leukonycia: Leukonychia or white discoloration under nail plate is indicative of localized trauma and air under the nail plate. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kind of doctors treat splitting & brittle (scratched) finger nails?

Dermatologists: Often referred to as onychoschezia. Try biotin supplementation and oil twice daily rubbed into the nail. Check blood tests to rule out thyroid abnormality and anemia. ...Read more

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I have a vertical brown line under one of my finger nails for the past 2 to 3 months I have no ins so is it ok to wait to go to the derm?

I have a vertical brown line under one of my finger nails for the past 2 to 3 months I have no ins so is it ok to wait to go to the derm?

Yes, and no: 95% of the time what you have is a benign lesion. Sometimes it will resolve on its own. You should have it at least examined by primary care doctor ass certain of this can be a type of melanoma which needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Whenever I'm in a cold classroom I'm the only one that's finger nails turn blue. It's been assumed I'm anemic can you give symptoms please?

Whenever I'm in a cold classroom I'm the only one that's finger nails turn blue. It's been assumed I'm anemic can you give symptoms please?

See physician: And discuss if you have Raynaud's phenomenon which means that after exposure to cold your blood vessels narrows reducing blood supply to finger tips or nose tip ...Read more

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Hi Dr please tell me, I am on tarceva (erlotinib) and my finger nails is coming away from my fingers, omg what to do. will it grow back?

Hi Dr please tell me, I am on tarceva (erlotinib) and my finger nails is coming away from my fingers, omg what to do. will it grow back?

Stop meds: Tarceva (erlotinib) which is an epidermal growth factor inhibitor blocks this growth factor is some malignant lesions but also in skin and GI tract. It may be effecting the epithelium of the nail bed in your case allowing or causing separation of the nail from nail bed. Probably the only way of preventing this is discontinuing the medication. ...Read more