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What Do Ridged Nails Mean
What do the white crescents and specks on peoples nails mean, is it a warning sign for health problems?
No: White specks on nails or leukonychia punctata is a harmless condition and thought to represent the after effects of minor injury to the base of the nail. The spots generally disappear on their own within a few days. It is not a sign of a lack of vitamin or calcium in the diet or health problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No more Ingrown: Toenails or any other nail! if you have had repeated ingrown nails, many times your family doc or podiatrist will remove a small sliver of toenail next to the side that has been repeatedly a problem. They will treat the nail bed with a chemical that should destroy the part of the nail bed that grows the nail--in that immediate area only. The rest of your nail will grow out normally w/o the bad! ...Read more
Nothing: These are common and benign.Get a more detailed answer ›
Splinter Hemorrage: Splinter hemorrhages are small areas of bleeding (hemorrhage) under the fingernails or toenails. Splinter hemorrhages can occur with infection of the heart valves (endocarditis). They may be caused by vessel damage from swelling of the blood vessels (vasculitis) or tiny clots that damage the small capillaries (microemboli). ...Read more
Leukonychia: Leukonychia white nails. Consider hypoalbuminaemia or chronic renal failure. May be familial. Transverse leukonychia, or multiple parallel white lines, are thought to be due to manicuring but may also arise in association with beau's lines. Beau's lines are depressions across the fingernail. These lines can occur after illness, injury to the nail, and when you are malnourished. ...Read more
I have black/brown vertical lines under the tip of my nails. Its like splinters under my nails. Have 3 nails that has it, what can these lines mean?
Nail pigmentation : Linear pigmented nail streaks are quite common in more deeply pigmented patients. Nail streaks such as these are uniform, brown colored and have thin diameters. If a streak or steaks (lines) are changing size , color or shape , have the nails examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more
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