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What Causes Increased Curvature Nails
My nails are so short that you can see the second layer of skin underneath. Can this cause infection or increased allergic reaction to soap?
NO: NO- this is your normal nail (keratin) production.
I read that only having moons on thumbs bottom of nail is an increased risk of cancer cause of angiogenesis is this true? I'm worried now
No: Once again, this is simply made up. "Angiogenesis"? That means "making blood vessels", and the white lunules aren't even especially vascular. Someone's got an overly active imagination or is messing with you. I'm sorry there's stuff like this online. Phone the folks at the anatomy department of your local medical school, or compare with your friends.
Is a little curve in penis to the left normal? Can masturbation using left hand cause it? What are the causes and easy solutions for penis curvature?
Varitions: In penis and other body parts MAY fall w/in normal variation. To be sure, please see your doctor/urologist. More extreme penis curves, sometimes painful to partner, is called Peyronie's Disease. Your doc will know and help if needed. Peace and good health.
Might exposure to second hand smoke during childhood cause an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?
Yes: Second hand smoking can cause an increased risk of cancer. Google us department of health and human services the health consequences of smoking: a report of the surgeon general. Atlanta, georgia: centers for disease control and prevention, office on smoking and health, 2004.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Trauma or illness: If only one nail is involved it could be due to trauma from approximately 4-6 months ago. The nail is made in the nail matrix which is right beneath the cuticle. Thus, it is easy to injure this area. However, if all nails are involved look back 4-6 months ago...Did you have a high fever or surgery? Stresses such as these can give ridges in multiple nails. See your doctor for further eval.
Beau's or Meuhrke's: Beau's lines are raised white lines, often a result of systemic disease or trauma, creating an uneven white horizontal line. Muehrcke's lines are smooth and are usually seen when blood protein levels are low. The reason for the low protein state can vary from kidney disease to liver disease to malnutrition - among other causes. See a dermatologist.See 1 more doctor answer
Nail ridges: Most people have some ridges on their nails and this is normal. If ridges are new or different, then see your doctor for a diagnosis.
PossibleBeau's Lines: The indentations can appear when growth at the area under the cuticle is interrupted by injury or severe illness. Conditions associated with beau's lines include uncontrolled diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, as well as illnesses associated with a high fever, such as scarlet fever, measles, mumps and pneumonia. Beau's lines can also also be a sign of zinc deficiency.
High elevation?: Your symptoms don't sound classic for anything I can think of, but if you are living or visiting a region with high elevation, your body will make more blood cells to increase oxygenation. This could cause pink nails, but so could red or pink dyes, trauma, hemorrhage under the nail. If it doesn't go away soon, see your regular doctor for a work up.
See below: •Brittle nails may occur due to medical problems, including gland (endocrine system) diseases, tuberculosis, Sjögren syndrome, and malnutrition. •People with other skin diseases, such as lichen planus and psoriasis, as well as people taking oral medications made from vitamin A, may also develop nail splitting- the most common cause of split nails is from frequent wetting and drying of hands-
My nails seem to keep splitting in layers on the tips. What causes that. Could I be lacking something?
Nail Dystrophy: Harsh chemicals, too much water exposure, acrylic nails, psoriasis, hypothyroidism, nail-biting, deficiency in biotin and B vitamins, fungal infections can all cause it. Please see your primary care physician or dermatologist to rule out medical causes and let your nails rest. Jello. Bag balm. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/adult-health/expert-answers/split-fingernails/faq-20058182See 2 more doctor answers
Trauma most common: Injury would be the most common cause. It can be caused by infections around the nail (paronychia) or rarely by tumors under the nail. It is difficult to be any more precise than this without examining your thumb.
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