what causes bumps and ridges in fingernails

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What causes ridges & bumps on fingernails?

A number of things

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Nail issues really need to be examined to determine a clear diagnosis and possible cause. However, some ridges can be entirely normal. Repetitive trauma can cause nail changes as can disease states.
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What causes lines, ridges & bumps in fingernails & toenails?

Low vitamins

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often vitamin deficiency.
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What causes ridges and bumps on fingernails?

It depends

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changes in fingernails can be indicative of an underlying medical disorder. ridges or bumps can be related to iron deficiency. anemia, lupus, heart disease, and thyroid disorders can also can changes to the fingernails. Fungal infection also can cause bumps and discoloration of the nailbed.
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered:

What causes bumps in fingernails?

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Bumps in the fingernails of patients can result from trauma or focal compression on the nail matrix. It can also be a sign of a systemic disease process. Follow with your doctor for further evaluation.
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I have horizontal ridges or bumps on my left thumb and right middle fingernails. May sound trivial but have never had them. Should I be concerned?

Usually...

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...due to a mild trauma to the growth plate of the nail (just under the cuticle) at some point in the past, with the ridge moving along the nail as it grows.
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When I shave my bikini area it hurts and I get red bumps (some are pimple like and/or ingrown hairs) afterwards that hurt as well. When the hair is growing back it's discomforting as well. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I use shaving cream w

Folliculitis

Folliculitis
You are probably developing folliculitis which is an inflammation of the hair follicles. You may get relief from this problem by using a depilatory cream such as Nair or Neet. These products work well and are much less apt to cause irritation.
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When I shave my bikini area it hurts and I get red bumps (some are pimple like and/or ingrown hairs) afterwards that hurt as well. When the hair is growing back it's discomforting as well. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I use shaving cream w

Shavings

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There is a medication called vaniqa that may work. However shaving the area daily should also work If you still get sores your dermatologist can prescribe medication.
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When I shave my bikini area it hurts and I get red bumps (some are pimple like and/or ingrown hairs) afterwards that hurt as well. When the hair is growing back it's discomforting as well. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I use shaving cream w

Shaving tips

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Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving.
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When I shave my bikini area it hurts and I get red bumps (some are pimple like and/or ingrown hairs) afterwards that hurt as well. When the hair is growing back it's discomforting as well. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I use shaving cream w

Shave daily

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You should shave daily. Your dermatologist can give medication to help control problem if there are still sores.
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When I shave my bikini area it hurts and I get red bumps (some are pimple like and/or ingrown hairs) afterwards that hurt as well. When the hair is growing back it's discomforting as well. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I use shaving cream w

Shave daily

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You should shave daily. Your dermatologist can give medication to help control problem if there are still sores.
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