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Please answer! what kind of doctors treat splitting & brittle (scratched) finger nails?

Please answer! what kind of doctors treat splitting & brittle (scratched) finger nails?

Dermatologists: Often referred to as onychoschezia. Try biotin supplementation and oil twice daily rubbed into the nail. Check blood tests to rule out thyroid abnormality and anemia. ...Read more

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My yoga doctor said that bald men can get new hairs, if they rubbing their finger nails regularly atleast 3 to 4 months, is it true or not?

My yoga doctor said that bald men can get new hairs, if they rubbing their finger nails regularly atleast 3 to 4 months, is it true or not?

Medical Myths: Nope. This is a myth that has no basis in reality. If it were true this would be advised by every doctor in the world since so many men have so many issues with their male pattern baldness. ...Read more

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Rubbing finger nails regularly to prevent hair loss does doctor belives on it ? Whether is it myth or not?

Rubbing finger nails regularly to prevent hair loss does doctor belives on it ?  Whether is it myth or not?

Unproven yogic Rx: This sounds unlikely but it's not impossible this might help some. Apparently the source is yogic practice, for which I have a great deal of respect, so i would not call it a "myth, " but there is not any research proving (or disproving) this technique. It is harmless to try and might conceivably help some! see http://yogaandasana.Blogspot.Com/2012/03/how-rubbing-nails-works-on-lost-hair-hi.Html. ...Read more

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I have a light colored brown vertical line on my index finger and middle fingernail on my left hand. I used to have a habit of biting my nail and peeling off layers from my nails, could this be a result? Also, I will be seeing my general doctor for a chec

I have a light colored brown vertical line on my index finger and middle fingernail on my left hand. I used to have a habit of biting my nail and peeling off layers from my nails, could this be a result? Also, I will be seeing my general doctor for a chec

Could be: If it on only one or two nails that argues for a local damage to the nail or nail plate underneath the nail. If it is in the nail proper it will just grow forward and out and you will cut it off. If it was systemic -eI.e. You ingested something- I would expect all of the nails to be affected. See a good dermatologist if you're worried. ...Read more

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Ingrown finger nails, every one of them. I don't bite & do manicure. what is the cause & what kind of dr do I need to see?

Ingrown finger nails, every one of them. I don't bite & do manicure. what is the cause & what kind of dr do I need to see?

FootAndHandDisease: You say you"do"manicure.Meaning you are a manicurist or you get your nails done?If the latter, maybe consider the chemicals you are using. If the former,maybe consider the chemicals they are using. Or how short the nails are cut. As for to whom to go, I'd call a podiatrist(foot doctor)and see if they were comfortable looking at your nails.Same basic principles for foot & hand nails. ...Read more

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Why are my finger nails changing colors?

Why are my finger nails changing colors?

Generally no: White nail spots, or leukonychia, are generally harmless spots that arise most commonly from trauma to the nail matrix (where nail grows from). They are very common and the spots grow out with the nail and are eventually lost. That being said, some systemic conditions may cause nail discoloration, in particular liver or kidney disease. If u haven't seen a doctor in some time, maybe you should now. ...Read more

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What causes my finger nails to look purplel?

What causes my finger nails to look purplel?

Purple nails: Likely from poor circulation. Could be a condition called raynaud's phenomenon which affects as many as 8% of the population. ...Read more

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What would cause ridges in your finger nails?

What would cause ridges in your finger nails?

Psoriasis!: Certainly many causes, but psoriasis of the nails is most common. The london criteria for psoriasis allow the diagnosis my finding characteristic ridging (horizontal), pitting, onychollysis in five of ten nails in the hands, without skin lesions being identified. Vertical ridging is not specific at all. Psoriasis is commonly associated with arthritis. ...Read more

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Itchiness under finger nails?

Itchiness under finger nails?

Infection/allergy?: This is a very unusual symptom, in fact i don't think i've ever had a patient with this problem! i did some research- the most likely cause is a fungal infection under the nail, a common problem that is usually not itchy, but the nail should look thick, distorted or discolored. It might also be a reaction to nail polish. It might also be an allergy to something you are eating. See my comment:. ...Read more

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What are dark lines in my finger nails?

What are dark lines in my finger nails?

Pigment: Thisispigment from a mole qt base of nail. If there're multiple this is family charcteristic. However if there is only one it coukd rarely be a sign of a melanoma under the nail. That diagnosis requires a biopsy. ...Read more