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What causes nail pitting in adults?

What causes nail pitting in adults?

Psoriasis: This is feature of psoriasis and occasionally alopecia areata., allergic hair loss. It is rarely seen in other conditions. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some causes of nail pitting besides psoriasis?

I was wondering what are some causes of nail pitting besides psoriasis?

Quite a few causes: Up to 50% of patients with psoriasis have pitting nails, but other diseases: reiter’s syndrome, some connective tissue disorders, sarcoidosis, pemphigus, alopecia areata, and incontinentia pigmenti. Also localized trauma such as cuticle-picking, dermatitis (e.g., atopic or chemical dermatitis) that disrupts orderly growth in that area also can cause pitting. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I noticed that the only nails where I don't have pronounced nail pitting are the ones w/ proper/normal cuticles. The other ones are pushed back. Why?

I noticed that the only nails where I don't have pronounced nail pitting are the ones w/ proper/normal cuticles. The other ones are pushed back. Why?

Nail Pits: Nail pits can occur due to nutritional deficiencies, but psoriasis is also known to cause nail pitting. 10% of those patients will go on to develop joint pain from the psoriasis (psoriatic arthritis). Prior damage to nails can also affect the appearance of nails. This may interest you: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1943419-clinical#aw2aab6b3b2 ...Read more

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I am starting to get nail pitting so I think I might have psoriasis. Is that bad? Are there any vitamins or anything I can do to help it?

I am starting to get nail pitting so I think I might have psoriasis. Is that bad? Are there any vitamins or anything I can do to help it?

Several causes of: Nail pitting. You are right psoriasis can have involved nail pitting and it can even present before the rash too! Besides psoriasis, nail pitting is seen in reactive/post infectious arthritis and alopecia areata(autoimmune hair loss). You should keep an eye out for rashes and/or joint aches as these may be signs of problems to come in the future. No clear supplement will definitively help. ...Read more

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Nail pitting with no other symptoms is getting a little bit better in some nails (no psoriasis,bald patches..). Would it be likely to be AA?

Nail pitting with no other symptoms is getting a little bit better in some nails (no psoriasis,bald patches..). Would it be likely to be AA?

Alopecia areata: It is possible it may be alopecia areata, sarcoidosis, or a connective tissue disease or other causes of skin inflammation in general if all nails are affected. Time to check with a dermatologist who can treat the bald patches and make sure there is no fungal or tension or alternative cause. ...Read more

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Reason for sudden onset distal joint finger pain, nail pitting? No history of psoriasis.

Reason for sudden onset distal joint finger pain, nail pitting? No history of psoriasis.

Get evaluated: See a rheumatologist. Sometimes psoriatic arthritis appears before the classic skin changes. Nail pitting can be associated with psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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Could nail pitting without no skin lesions nor family history of psoriasis be associated with non-diseased states? For example, too much hand washing?

Could nail pitting without no skin lesions nor family history of psoriasis be associated with non-diseased states? For example, too much hand washing?

Not all the same: Not all pitting is the same. Psoriasis, alopecia areata, lichen planus are some of the things you may find. NOT due to calcium or fungus. Some pitting is very trivial, sometimes annoying. A dermatologist may be able to put it in perspective. Nail biting often causes ridges. ...Read more

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Had psoriasis bad as a child now get occasional spots. High CRP and esr. Joint pain and nail pitting all recent?

Related: From the details you include, it is possible that you are developing psoriatric arthritis. Get checked by a doctor familiar with that condition. ...Read more

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What causes nails pitting?

What causes nails pitting?

Nail pitting: Nail pits are usually the result of: • psoriasis (10-50% of patients have nail pits); • alopecia areata;• eczema;• reiter’s syndrome; • incontinentia pigmenti;• in children nail pitting can be a normal condition of the nail (not caused by a disease). ...Read more

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Cause of unilateral edema from possible rotator cuff tear.; edema to neck , arm to hand and LLE 2+pitting. CRP always elevated, + ANA normalforedema?

Cause of unilateral edema from possible rotator cuff tear.; edema to neck , arm to hand and LLE 2+pitting. CRP always elevated, + ANA normalforedema?

Clot considered: Even though blood clots in the arm are not very common, swelling of the arm, especially from the upper arm to the hand raises the suspicion for a blood clot. Lymphedema is possible as well. Rotator cuff problems typically do not cause widespread swelling. The edema is not often visible to the naked eye and remains around the tendon. It's time to see a doc very soon, preferably in the next 24 hours ...Read more

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Had pitting on a nail and now it looks like its detaching.Doc gave me ciclopirox topical solution but it hasn't helped.What should I do?What can it be

Had pitting on a nail and now it looks like its detaching.Doc gave me ciclopirox topical solution but it hasn't helped.What should I do?What can it be

Depends: Nail pitting can be seen in psoriasis and patients can sometimes lose a nail as a result. Ciclopirox is a topical antifungal medicine and won't do anything unless your problem is due to a fungus. Having a dermatologist look at you will help determine what exactly is going on. ...Read more

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Can nails pitting occur on healthy people?I have very unnoticeable nail pits without skin psoriasis, so do my parents. Can it be normal?

Can nails pitting occur on healthy people?I have very unnoticeable nail pits without skin psoriasis, so do my parents. Can it be normal?

Yes: If pitted nails is all you have, you may ignore it, especially as it runs in your family. 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, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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How come I have pitting edema in my hand?

How come I have pitting edema in my hand?

Can also be: It can also be a condition called rs3pe or remitting seronegative symmetric synovitis with pitting edema. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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