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What do white marks on your nails mean?

What do white marks on your nails mean?

Leukonychia: White marks on nails (leukonychia) are typically from minor trauma to your nails (which could take days to weeks to show up). It could be very rarely from a deficiency in zinc. ...Read more

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What does white marks on my nails mean?

Beaus lines: White lines in your nails are called beaus lines and represent an illness or traumatic incident that has recently taken place. They look like ridges and are caused because cell divison of the nails have ceased. ...Read more

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What does a small black splinter looking mark in your nail mean that is closer to the tip?

What does a small black splinter looking mark in your nail mean that is closer to the tip?

Splinter Hemorrage: Splinter hemorrhages are small areas of bleeding (hemorrhage) under the fingernails or toenails. Splinter hemorrhages can occur with infection of the heart valves (endocarditis). They may be caused by vessel damage from swelling of the blood vessels (vasculitis) or tiny clots that damage the small capillaries (microemboli).


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What is the medical term for white marks on the nail bed?

What is the medical term for white marks on the nail bed?

Leukonychia: Leukonychia is the general term. There are different types and causes. If your particular condition is worsening or severe or otherwise concerning, please consult with a dermatology doctor with expertise in this area. ...Read more

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A few days ago I noticed my nails have this pale mark along the top of the end of all my nails. Is it nothing or an indication of something else?

A few days ago I noticed my nails have this pale mark along the top of the end of all my nails. Is it nothing or an indication of something else?

Normal: This is a totally normal finding in the vast majority of people. If you have excessive brittle nails or white line in the middle of the nail it could be a sign of a vitamin deficiency and needs evaluation, but what you described is normal. No need to worry! ...Read more

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How long will it take for the nail marks in my nose to fade?

How long will it take for the nail marks in my nose to fade?

More info please: Please describe these marks and how long you have had them ...Read more

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Accidentally tore the hyponychium of my index finger & it bled a little. Noticed a black mark grown in my nail after a few days and still there, why?

Accidentally tore the hyponychium of my index finger & it bled a little. Noticed a black mark grown in my nail after a few days and still there, why?

Sublingual hematoma: When the nail bled, some blood may have become trapped under the nail. This should grown out without problem, ...Read more

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I got a piece of open skin (hang nail that has blood marks - could it be microscopic tears?). Touched sperm. Hiv?

I got a piece of open skin (hang nail that has blood marks - could it be microscopic tears?). Touched sperm. Hiv?

Very unlikely: Even a hangnail is covered with fibrin; this is why it's not dripping blood. If this is troubling you, or there's some other issue, give your personal physician a phone call. We're here to help, and we're not going to judge anybody -- we're heard it all before. You're almost a grown man. It's good that you're health-conscious but you can't be a cripple of unfounded fears, especially about loving. ...Read more

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I got a scar on my face while fighting with a friend. It was a nail scar turned into blister and now there is a mark on my face. I want it removed.

I got a scar on my face while fighting with a friend. It was a nail scar turned into blister and now there is a mark on my face. I want it removed.

Improve not remove: A be scars can be improved with wound care, exfoliation, dermabrasion, peels, laser, grafting, fat transfer, camouflage make-up, surgery and more. However they generally cannot be removed. Discuss with a dermatologist.
Silicone gel sheeting, avoidance of sun exposure and tobacco use are excellent starting points. ...Read more

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After taking HGH for two months, my skin heals so slow, my nails grow slow, and even my cold sores scar a red mark where they appear, nd take forever?

After taking HGH for two months, my skin heals so slow, my nails grow slow, and even my cold sores scar a red mark where they appear, nd take forever?

Was it HCG?: This agent does not have an fda indication. Chance of getting a product that is not HCG is a real possibility. This is a problem with using medications that have not been extensively researched and fda approved. Need to see a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Rashes hi, I often have rashes on back, side, abdomen and sometimes face. Those rashes on the body are followed by marks that looks like a scratch with a nail and those on a face are just red and a bit swallowed spots. Rashes are very occasional. One doct

Rashes hi, I often have rashes on back, side, abdomen and sometimes face. Those rashes on the body are followed by marks that looks like a scratch with a nail and those on a face are just red and a bit swallowed spots. Rashes are very occasional. One doct

You: You should visit your primary care provider or an allergist to have allergy skin or blood testing done. In the meantime try benadryl, (diphenhydramine) if that works then you can be more confident that it is allergy related. Also consider new lotions, detergents or soaps that you may be using.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I notice dark spot under foot finger nail 2 weeks ago & 2 months ago a dark mark on leg & some dry skin patches on all my body random area transparent?

I notice dark spot under foot finger nail 2 weeks ago & 2 months ago a dark mark on leg & some dry skin patches on all my body random area transparent?

Unusual: Unusual can't give any diagnosis or advice without seeing this. Recomend Healthtap pictures and consult or face-to-face consult with Primary care Doc ...Read more

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I got toenail fungus from pedicure (white marks) on nail end. Do I need prescription from MD or can I treat OTC or at home? Or will it go away on own?

I got toenail fungus from pedicure (white marks) on nail end. Do I need prescription from MD or can I treat OTC or at home? Or will it go away on own?

Fungus?: Although white spots could be an early manifestation of toenail fungus it could also just represent trauma to the nail. Give it some time. If it grows out you have nothing to fear. If it becomes thick and yellow see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do we have nails?

Why do we have nails?

Nails: A nail forms a protective plate for the underlying tissue. It also acts as a counter-force to improve sensation. ...Read more

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Black strips on nails?

Black strips: Splinter hemorhages are the most common then followed by melanonychia. ...Read more

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How fast do nails grow?

How fast do nails grow?

3-12 months: Fingernails typically grow out completely in 3-6 months and toenails in 6-12 months. ...Read more

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What causes rippled nails?

What causes rippled nails?

Verticle Nail Ridges: 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.
If your fingernails change color or you develop horizontal nail ridges, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do my nails grow down?

Why do my nails grow down?

Difficult to say: There are many changes that can occur with the nails. Many can be benign but some changes (downward curling being one of them) can be a sign of systemic disease, particularly lung disease. You should see you primary care doctor and possibly a dermatologist to help determine what is going on. ...Read more

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What do ridged nails mean?

What do ridged nails mean?

Maybe normal but...: Nail ridges (vertical) are frequently normal, but horizontal ridging may suggest psoriasis, which may olny appear on the nails. If concerned, see your pcp, dermatologist, or rheumatologist. ...Read more