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My son is 20 years old and from the time he was less than a year old, i remember him having solid white fingernails. Should we be concerned?

My son is 20 years old and from the time he was less than a year old, i remember him having solid white fingernails. Should we be concerned?

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. ...Read more

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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What would cause my hands to be stiff, swollen, and with solid white fingernails? Along with facial swelling

What would cause my hands to be stiff, swollen, and with solid white fingernails? Along with facial swelling

See a doctor: Please see your internist or family doctor. You may need to be referred to a rheumatologist for further evaluation. Please don't wait too long. ...Read more

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Lightheaded, nausea, vomiting and fingernails white at the base.

Lightheaded, nausea, vomiting and fingernails white at the base.

See your pcp: I advise you too see your primary care physician and check blood tests for thyroid disease, vitamin D deficiency...And lots of other illnesses that are causing your symptoms. A web app is not going to solve this. ...Read more

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Do the white flecks in fingernails indicate a calcium deficiency in the body?

Do the white flecks in fingernails indicate a calcium deficiency in the body?

No: The whitee flecks could incidicte elevated calcium very rerely but are probably not an indication of any serious disorder. ...Read more

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4er visits,1cxr which was clear, lungs sound clear, 9 pack history,25yrs old,coughed up small amount of blood, size of the white on my fingernail,lc??

4er visits,1cxr which was clear, lungs sound clear, 9 pack history,25yrs old,coughed up small amount of blood, size of the white on my fingernail,lc??

Depends: bloody cough with smoking history can be due to bronchitis, dancer, blood clots. I would suggest a ct scan by your doctor if one has not been done. The nails need to be seen in person to give the best answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is white crest of a fingernail?

What is white crest of a fingernail?

Lunula: I believe you are referring to the lunula or "little moon" seen under your fingernail most prominently on your thumb. It is an area of less developed collagen and has little medical significance although abnormailties may be associated with systemic disease. ...Read more

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What does the white mean on my fingernails?

What does the white mean on my fingernails?

Can be a lot: Fingernail disorders can be wide and varied as far as causes. Dermatologists are experts in fingernail diseases. White markings, called leukonychia, can be caused by trauma, infections, drugs, or other systemic diseases. ...Read more