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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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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 is lines on the finger nails?

What does it mean when there is 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. 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. ...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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