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Lupus White Finger Nails
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
My finger nail white tips are a funny shape they are spreading into the pink bed with not much pink to see affecting nearly all my finger nails ?
See a dermatologist: Nail problems may or may not be an indication of medical problems. I would see a dermatologist to see if this is the case i would also stop wearing nail polish if you are doing so. ...Read more
I have increased areas of white on my finger nails starting at the top over the last two weeks. What should I do please?
See a dermatologist: Need inspection by skin specialist to define the problem. Possibly it is mechanical onycholysis due to compulsive cleaning under the nails. ...Read more
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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