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What do ridged nails mean?

What do ridged nails mean?

Maybe normal but...: Nail ridges (vertical) are frequently normal, but horizontal ridging may suggest psoriasis, which may olny appear on the nails. If concerned, see your pcp, dermatologist, or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What do white marks on your nails mean?

What do white marks on your nails mean?

Leukonychia: White marks on nails (leukonychia) are typically from minor trauma to your nails (which could take days to weeks to show up). It could be very rarely from a deficiency in zinc. ...Read more

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What does white marks on my nails mean?

Beaus lines: White lines in your nails are called beaus lines and represent an illness or traumatic incident that has recently taken place. They look like ridges and are caused because cell divison of the nails have ceased. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have your nail border removed permanently?

What does it mean to have your nail border removed permanently?

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

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What does it mean when you have white thick lines on the nails?

What does it mean when you have white thick lines  on the nails?

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

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Does disappearance of nail clubbing mean underlying disease is getting cured?

Does disappearance of nail clubbing mean underlying disease is getting cured?

Less likely : I strongly doubt it because clubbing is normally do chronic long-term respiratory cardiac issues like emphysema to name one. Unless you had a heart transplant etc ...Read more

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What does a small black splinter looking mark in your nail mean that is closer to the tip?

What does a small black splinter looking mark in your nail mean that is closer to the tip?

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

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What do the white crescents and specks on peoples nails mean, is it a warning sign for health problems?

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 more

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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?

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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I have tiny white dots on my nails...Not bumps just little white dots... What does this mean? I feel fine otherwise...

I have tiny white dots on my nails...Not bumps just little white dots... What does this mean? I feel fine otherwise...

Leukonychia punctata: The answer has not changed. Ignore white dots on finger nails. They result from minor injuries to the cuticles ; will shed off over a few months. Avoid vitamin pills containing any vit a because this can cause headaches with isotretinoin. Isotretinoin sauses dryness which quickly resolves after it is finished, typically 20 weeks. You may need to reduce dose or stop if significant headache (pseudot. ...Read more

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I have flaky nails and some of my nails I have Been getting brown\black parts on my nails toward the edges. What's this mean?

I have flaky nails and some of my nails I have Been getting brown\black parts on my nails toward the edges. What's this mean?

Possible fungus: This could be a fungus infection. These usually discolor the nails and cause them to become brittle and flaky. If this is extensive or unsightly, see your podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more

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My toe nails have rings... What does it mean?

My toe nails have rings... What does it mean?

Lunula: The rings at the base of the toe are consistent with the growth center of the nail, and the lunula "ring" is the active nail growing visibly. ...Read more

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What does stripe lines on your toe nails mean?

What does stripe lines on your toe nails mean?

Anything: From melanoma to fungal infection. See either podiatrist or dermatologist. Don't mean to scare you about melanoma but it is possible, happened to bob marley. ...Read more

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My sister has blood under nail. What does this mean?

My sister has blood under nail. What does this mean?

Trauma: She banges! nail and blood os trapped. It will grow out or it can be drained with tiny hole in mail. ...Read more

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I have a line going down the middle of my thumb nail. What does it mean?

I have a line going down the middle of my thumb nail. What does it mean?

Melanonychia: Melanonychia is brown or black pigmentation of the nail unit. Melanonychia commonly presents as pigmented band arranged lengthwise along the nail unit, and this presentation is known as longitudinal melanonychia (lm) or melanonychia striata. The most concerning cause of melanonychia is subungual melanoma, although a variety of other causes can induce melanonychia. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u go to cut ur 6 year olds nails and they just peel off?

What does it mean when u go to cut ur 6 year olds nails and they just peel off?

Always like that?: Healthy children in the U.S. Usually do not have nail problems related to malnutrition, so soft nails are more likely be be familial. A parent can ask the primary care doctor or pediatrician to look at the nails, and refer to a pediatric dermatologist if needed. The doctor will want to know if the child's nails have always been soft. ...Read more