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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
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?
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?
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
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