what causes rippled fingernails

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Ridges/ripples on fingernails. No trauma to nail bed. I do have guttate psoriasis, could this be the cause? am iI getting arthritis soon?

Variable

Arthritis
Most longitudinal are not significant. Transverse need explanation and good history and exam
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What cause brittle fingernails?

Brittle nails

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Everyone has brittle nails to some extent, some more than others. Aging can cause slowed nail growth and dull, brittle, or yellowish nails as the flow of moisture and natural oils to the nail bed declines. A lack of moisture or too much moisture can worsen an already brittle condition. Dry heat, detergents, nail polish remover, or harsh chemicals encourage cracked and dry brittle nails.
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What would cause horizontal ridges on fingernails?

Beau's lines

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Beau's lines, which are grooves that run horizontally across the nail plate. They usually develop when nail plate growth, which begins in the nail matrix (located under the cuticle), is temporarily disrupted. This can occur with direct injury to the nail matrix; an inflammatory condition such as psoriasis; infection around the nail plate; repetitive picking at the nails or cuticles; or sickness.
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Could a fingernail fungus cause pain in my fingers?

Yes but

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Generally by the nail?
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How does heart disease etc. cause curved fingernails?

Curved nails

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Curved fingernails are characterized by the curving down of the tip of the nail. The nail bed is softened and there is a spongy sensation when the nail is pressed. This condition is also known as nail clubbing. Curved fingernails are associated with heart problems, lung disease, and other underlying health problems. However, it can also be caused without any health problem.
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Why do fingernails twist as they grow and cause pain?

Fingernail problem

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There are many reasons for the deformation of the fingernails. Among these are some very important systemic diseases. Many facets of fingernail growth are assessed by dermatologist when she or he he looks at them. See a dermatologist now. No excuses.
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What can cause fingernails and toenails to turn blue?

Possibilities

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This could be from trauma (like bruising), vascular compromise (diminished blood flow), damaged nerves, or more specific conditions like Raynaud's (usually associated with autoimmune diseases). Talk to your primary care physician first and a referral will most likely follow based on his/her findings.
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What can cause that my fingernails turn color yellow?

See derm

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See dermatologist because this can be caused by many diseases.
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What would cause blue fingernails and hands in a baby?

Peripheral anoxia

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Peripheral anoxia.
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What might cause horizontal ridges on the fingernails?

It depends

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changes in fingernails can be indicative of an underlying medical disorder. ridges or bumps can be related to iron deficiency. anemia, lupus, heart disease, and thyroid disorders can also can changes to the fingernails. Fungal infection also can cause bumps and discoloration of the nailbed.
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