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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 more
If I have sle (lupus) my finger looks infected its green at the nail bed and its painful and swollen and kinda green ... Should I go to the er?
Yes, you should go to an er.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more
Joint pain in hands 7 wks now tips of fingers constantly numb/tingle in one hand. Neg for lupus and rheum arth. Nerve issue?
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
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
Many possibilites: Trauma and fungal nail infections are common reasons that nails may fall off. ...Read more
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
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
Nail health: For nail health: 1. Dont bite nails to avoid infections. 2. Keep nails clean & dry. 3. Clip nails straight across (rounded in center) to prevent them from becoming ingrown. Dont push back cuticles. Use emery board for irregular nails 4. Ensure that your shoes fit properly & that they dont squeeze your toes. 5. Alternate the shoes you wear. 6. Apply moisturizing cream to 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
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
May not be: Able too. If they are growing and split you can help them grow together with kevlar. ...Read more
NO!: Never heard of such connection...Get a more detailed answer ›
Sure : Especially the glue that attaches the nail to you. ...Read more
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
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
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
Leukonycia: Leukonychia or white discoloration under nail plate is indicative of localized trauma and air under the nail plate. ...Read more
My finger nails are long and thin. I want to make them less fragile or keep from braking... Any suggestions?
Try: Try biotin 2500mcg daily and apply eucerin smooth essentials lotion frequently to nails. ...Read more
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?
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
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