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What Causes Nail Pitting In Adults
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would I have a raised horizontal bump in my thumbnail? It's very smooth so you can't barely see it, only feel it. Also have nail pitting.
Bump can be a cyst: under the nail, but also other things, need to see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been getting a lot of nail pitting on 5 of my fingers. It started about 6 months ago and has only gotten worse since then. Is there anything I can do to get rid of it?
My fingernail had tiny white spots, after it disappeared it left my nail pitting. And now 3 of my fingernails are also pitting. What's going on with my nails?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have idiopathic nail pitting? I have superficial pits, irregular in some nails and in rows in others. No AA nor psoriasis/joint pain
My 3years old has had nail pitting for a year, had iron deficiency and has been on iron supplements.what could be wrong
I've nail-pitting in left hand’s middle finger.Taking “Sternon-S Lotion” and "Viterma cap”since 5 days.No improvement.Will it work?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had psoriasis bad as a child now get occasional spots. High CRP and esr. Joint pain and nail pitting all recent?
I have pitting nails on both pinky fingers and both thumbs. They are all in the same pattern of rows. What can cause this? Also I am losing my hair.
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
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
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
5 yr old pitting of all 20 nails. Normal labs, no signs of hairloss or skin problems, great vitamin levels. What do we try now?
What else besides psoriasis can cause pitted nails?I have superficial pits in some nails, barely noticeable.No lesion on skin, no joints pain. I have had seb derm for years. My parents also have similar pits on their nails and they don't have P.
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