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What Causes Rippled Fingernails
Rippled nails: Nails can reflecta possible systemic illness rippled nails can be found with psoriasis, fungal infections, anemia and lack of calcium in the diet. Treatment may be varied according to the cause. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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: Most longitudinal are not significant. Transverse need explanation and good history and exam. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Soft nails: A number of concubines can result in linear striations poor nutritional state, low vitamin levels. Two products which can strengthen the nails are deramanail and genedur. The addition of oral digestive enzymes is useful for strengthening weak nails according dr jonathan wright of the tahoma clinic. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Many reasons: Vertical ridges on nails are basically harmless & can be related to heredity, aging, & nail dryness or injury. The appearance of ridges may be reduced by regular moisturizing of the nail & cuticle & avoidance of harsh soaps that are drying. Nail appearance can reflect overall health and nutrient status so supplementation may help. Consider fish oil, biotin, &/or a multivitamin with minerals. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
It depends: 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. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Fingernail problem: 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. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have horizontal dents in some of my fingernails. I heard this can indicate certain health problems. Can this happen without any underlying cause?
Usually not: This usually is from a stressful event in life that interrupts nail growth. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Injury: Trauma and some illnesses can do this. Remember that nails are related to hair but grow more slowly so that an injury to them may show up over time. I often see this in my oncology patient with certain chemotherapy. They well have lines in the nails. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Beau's lines: 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. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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