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What Do White Dash On Nail 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Dr. Asked how long my nails have been shaped the way they are what does tht mean? Nails r wide very white tips sometimes yellowish
Nails can: Nails can reveal internal disease. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Trauma: She banges! nail and blood os trapped. It will grow out or it can be drained with tiny hole in mail. ...Read more
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
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
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