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My fingernails are rippled especially my thumb nails .

My fingernails are rippled especially my thumb nails .

Probably normal: If you are describing ridges that extend from your cuticle to the tip of your nail they are normal. They tend to become more common as you get older. ...Read more

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Why are my toenails dark grey?

Why are my toenails dark grey?

Could be fungus: It could be a fungal infection in the toenails. However, without seeing the toenails it is difficult to diagnose. I recommend you ask a podiatrist or dermatologist to examine the toenails. ...Read more

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Why are my toenails dark and thick?

Why are my toenails dark and thick?

Fungus: Trauma and various dermatologic problems can cause thickening and darkening of nails, but the most common cause is toenail fungus. Dermatophyte fungi infect the nail, essentially eating it and discarding the debris underneath. This causes the nail to thicken and discolor. The most effective treatment is oral antifungal medication. Lasers have become popular, but are expensive and not permanent. ...Read more

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Why are my nails always brittle and peeling?

Why are my nails always brittle and peeling?

Dry: Your nails dry out just like skin. You should see your dermatologist for a correct diagnosis and a prescription for genadur. ...Read more

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Why are my nails white with red lines?

Nails white: Please send pictures. Google this and look at images to see if you can find some that look like yours. Show to your Dr. ...Read more

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What are dark lines in my finger nails?

What are dark lines in my finger nails?

DARK LINES NAILS: In light-skinned people, dark lines can be due to medications, or depending how long it has been there, and on how many nails are involved, could be a rather serious tumor called melanoma. If you are dark-skinned, it could be a normal process, probably inherited. Your best bet is to see a dermatologist if this is new & something that has been worrying you. ...Read more

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What are dark lines in my finger nails?

What are dark lines in my finger nails?

Pigment: Thisispigment from a mole qt base of nail. If there're multiple this is family charcteristic. However if there is only one it coukd rarely be a sign of a melanoma under the nail. That diagnosis requires a biopsy. ...Read more

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Why are my toenails turning black?

Why are my toenails turning black?

Too little info: Too little info here...Could be many things from trauma to fungal issues...You need to see your family doc or a podiatrist for a good history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Why are my thumbnails ridged?

Ridged nails: Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about. Vertical nail ridges extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical nail ridges often become more numerous or prominent with age, possibly due to variations in cell turnover within the nail. ...Read more

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Why are my hands peeling and turning yellow?

Why are my hands peeling and turning yellow?

Most common: causes are excess vitamin intake (beta carotene or vitamin B), diet (excess carrots), and some medications, also we worry about jaundice (excess bilirubin) or diabetes. Check your diet and vitamin situation, and eliminate those mentioned above but if not better in a month see your primary care physician ...Read more

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I have light brown lines on both of my thumbs and my nails are kinda bumpy like horizontal ridges?

I have light brown lines on both of my thumbs and my nails are kinda bumpy like horizontal ridges?

Nails as a mirror: Nail and skin changes could be reflective of systemic or local diseases. When did you notice these changes? Are you pushing your cuticles down causing nail bed trauma? Do you have any other symptoms and/or chronic diseases? Is your diet balanced - are you taking enough minerals and vitamins? ...Read more

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Why are my finger nails changing colors?

Why are my finger nails changing colors?

Generally no: White nail spots, or leukonychia, are generally harmless spots that arise most commonly from trauma to the nail matrix (where nail grows from). They are very common and the spots grow out with the nail and are eventually lost. That being said, some systemic conditions may cause nail discoloration, in particular liver or kidney disease. If u haven't seen a doctor in some time, maybe you should now. ...Read more

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Why are my toenails so dark?

Why are my toenails so dark?

0_o: It can mean multiple things, from trauma, to mycotic nails, to many many more. If painful or new please go see a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why are there white marks on my fingernails?

Why are there white marks on my fingernails?

Be checked: That sounds like mees lines, which can be a sign of heavy metal poisoning or renal failure. ...Read more

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My skin color under my finger nails are darker. Why is it so??

My skin color under my finger nails are darker. Why is it so??

Finger signs: Dark color under fingernails may be acrocyanosis due to either peripheral constriction of blood vessels or lack of normal oxygenation due to cardiac or pulmonary problems(central cyanosis). If you don't have associated symptoms of shortness of breath or feeling of coldness in your fingers,you may not have a serious problem. Consult your physician if you still have concerns about your finger tips. ...Read more

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What are reasons why my toenails are turning brown?

Couple of things: If you have had injury to the toenail then it might be blood under the toenail, it most likely is a fungus that is developing. See a podiatrist to have it checked. ...Read more

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Hands and feet are always cold, nails turning a purplish color, what's wrong?

Hands and feet are always cold, nails turning a purplish color, what's wrong?

Probably nothing: There are many causes of cold extremities. You are too young for severe peripheral vascular disease. There are other conditions - reynauds - that can cause transient vascular spasm. Of course the other issue is that you live up north. If it is very bothersome i would suggest you check it out by your primary doc - if all ok - u will have to live with it, or consider moving south. ...Read more