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What causes rippled nails?

What causes rippled nails?

Verticle Nail Ridges: Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about. Vertical nail ridges extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical nail ridges often become more numerous or prominent with age, possibly due to variations in cell turnover within the nail. If your fingernails change color or you develop horizontal nail ridges, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes rippled finger nails?

What causes rippled finger nails?

Your health status: Are the ripples longitudinal along the length of the nail or horizontal across the nails - also called mees lines. These can occur in a variety of medical conditions. In fact textbooks have been written on nail changes and the relationship to diseases. To answer your question will depend on your health status as the appearance of your nails may be related to your health status. ...Read more

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What causes nail clubbing?

What causes nail clubbing?

Many causes`: There are many causes of nail clubbing. The most common is lung disease, then heart disease, gastrointestinal (as malabsorbtion), liver disease (cirrhosis), thyroid and even a congenital born defect called eisenmenger syndrome. ...Read more

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What causes ridges in the nails?

What causes ridges in the nails?

Trauma or illness: If only one nail is involved it could be due to trauma from approximately 4-6 months ago. The nail is made in the nail matrix which is right beneath the cuticle. Thus, it is easy to injure this area. However, if all nails are involved look back 4-6 months ago...Did you have a high fever or surgery? Stresses such as these can give ridges in multiple nails. See your doctor for further eval. ...Read more

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White horizontal lines through my nails, what is this caused by?

White horizontal lines through my nails, what is this caused by?

Beau's or Meuhrke's: Beau's lines are raised white lines, often a result of systemic disease or trauma, creating an uneven white horizontal line. Muehrcke's lines are smooth and are usually seen when blood protein levels are low. The reason for the low protein state can vary from kidney disease to liver disease to malnutrition - among other causes. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Most of my nails have vertical lines on them. What can cause this?.

Most of my nails have vertical lines on them. What can cause this?.

Mostly genetics: Vertical are usually due to your personal make-up, although potentially chronic vitamin deficiency could contribute. A periodic multivitamin would not hurt, but more likely only an occasional manicure will "cure" the prolem. ...Read more

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Why are there ridges on my nails? What causes them? And can it be cured?

Why are there ridges on my nails? What causes them? And can it be cured?

Nail ridges: Most people have some ridges on their nails and this is normal. If ridges are new or different, then see your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes pitted or ridged nails? Is there something wrong or is it normal?

What causes pitted or ridged nails? Is there something wrong or is it normal?

PossibleBeau's Lines: The indentations can appear when growth at the area under the cuticle is interrupted by injury or severe illness. Conditions associated with beau's lines include uncontrolled diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, as well as illnesses associated with a high fever, such as scarlet fever, measles, mumps and pneumonia. Beau's lines can also also be a sign of zinc deficiency. ...Read more

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I noticed my nails are bright pink? been a fairly sudden change, what are causes?

I noticed my nails are bright pink? been a fairly sudden change, what are causes?

High elevation?: Your symptoms don't sound classic for anything I can think of, but if you are living or visiting a region with high elevation, your body will make more blood cells to increase oxygenation. This could cause pink nails, but so could red or pink dyes, trauma, hemorrhage under the nail. If it doesn't go away soon, see your regular doctor for a work up. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What health problem or nutrition problem could cause my nails to split?

Need expert advice. What health problem or nutrition problem could cause my nails to split?

See below: •Brittle nails may occur due to medical problems, including gland (endocrine system) diseases, tuberculosis, Sjögren syndrome, and malnutrition. •People with other skin diseases, such as lichen planus and psoriasis, as well as people taking oral medications made from vitamin A, may also develop nail splitting- the most common cause of split nails is from frequent wetting and drying of hands- ...Read more

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My nails seem to keep splitting in layers on the tips. What causes that. Could I be lacking something?

My nails seem to keep splitting in layers on the tips. What causes that. Could I be lacking something?

Nail Dystrophy: Harsh chemicals, too much water exposure, acrylic nails, psoriasis, hypothyroidism, nail-biting, deficiency in biotin and B vitamins, fungal infections can all cause it. Please see your primary care physician or dermatologist to rule out medical causes and let your nails rest. Jello.Bag balm. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/expert-answers/split-fingernails/faq-20058182 ...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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Can clean nail cause tetanus?

Can clean nail cause tetanus?

Usually not: Tetanus comes from dirty wounds. If the nail went through an old sneaker into your foot then you may get some other nasty bacteria. If you have had 3 doses of the dtap vaccine, the tdap vaccine or the tetanus shot recently (past 10 years) then no chance of tetanus. If the wound or cut has dirt in it then you need another tetanus shot if it has been more than 5 years since your last shot. ...Read more

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Why is stress cause me to cut my nails off?

Why is stress cause me to cut my nails off?

Compulsiveness: One answer to why someone does something they dont really want to do is compulsiveness . Compulsiveness is an urge to do something, often out of habit or repetition that you dont consciously chose to do. There are good treatment for this problem if it is adversely affecting your life. ...Read more

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What causes horizontal nail ridges (beau's nails)?

What causes horizontal nail ridges (beau's nails)?

Beau's lines: Some are infection in nail bed, injury, skin disease, low calcium, chemotherapy drugs. ...Read more

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