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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Might exposure to second hand smoke during childhood cause an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?
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
Many causes`: There are many causes of nail clubbing. The most common is lung disease, then heart disease, gastrointestinal (as malabsorbtion), liver disease (cirrhosis), thyroid and even a congenital born defect called eisenmenger syndrome. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
•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- ...Read more
My nails seem to keep splitting in layers on the tips. What causes that. Could I be lacking something?
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-20058182 ...Read more
Your health status: Are the ripples longitudinal along the length of the nail or horizontal across the nails - also called mees lines. These can occur in a variety of medical conditions. In fact textbooks have been written on nail changes and the relationship to diseases. To answer your question will depend on your health status as the appearance of your nails may be related to your health status. ...Read more
Need more info: There are different reasons why groves occur. It would help to have your family physician examine your nails. But I'll name a few things that can occur; trauma, psoriasis and congenital formation. These are all "out of the box" possibilities but in reality the chances of something really serious is remote. ...Read more
Depends: The rusty old nail is the classic story of tetanus exposure but that is a myth. Tetanus spores are present in the environment, with higher concentration in the soils, but no location is always free of possible contamination. Any opening in the skin can allow tetanus spores or other germs to enter. Being up to date with a tetanus booster within 10 yrs is a simple and effective prevention. ...Read more
One answer to why someone does something they don't really want to do is compulsiveness.
Compulsiveness is an urge to do something, often out of habit or repetition that you don't consciously chose to do. There are good treatment for this problem if it is adversely affecting your life. ...Read more
Yes it can: 5 fu can cause nail discoloration.Get a more detailed answer ›
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You could excoriate your skin with sharp nails and that may look like petechiae. Long nails do not cause a bleeding disorder, per se.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
If I stepped on a rusty nail but it didn't penetrate and cause any bleeding should I be okay? No visible puncture or pain.
I have a black line on my nail that has showed up about a month ago. I'm not sure what it is. It was not caused by any injury.?
Bruise, injury most: Likely. However, without a high quality photo, guessing accuracy is greatly decreased. Suggest use the phone system; AKA internet & a search engine, e.g. https://www. Google. Com/search? Q=nail+bed+black+line select images & look for a similar image. Be aware, depression, ADHD, etc. (like all diagnoses) = names for patterns of behaviors, not insight into reasons or effective/helpful treatments. ...Read more
They other day I woke up and my nails felt like they were burning and they proceeded to for the next few hours. What could be the cause?
I have a blue nail, vanish with compression, It started after flue. What is the most possible cause? 27 years old, without any medical history.
See a doctor: You need to go and see a doctor blue nail means most of the time poor oxygenation in the blood so go and get check by a doctor ...Read more
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