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White Lines On Fingernails
Depends: Lines on nails can be due to trauma, nutritional issues and much more. A complete history and visual exam is warranted by your pediatrician. Good luck ...Read more
White Fingernails: If you have white fingernail lines, it's a good idea to see your doctor for blood tests unless you know they're due to nail trauma or injury. Mee's and muehrcke nails can both be signs of serious health problems. If you have white fingernail lines, see your doctor to find out why. ...Read more
There have been white lines on my fingernail of right hand index finger, and this finger skin is always peeling.It has been this for 4 years.Why?
I have 3 lines going down my fingernails on my index, ring and middle finger. One's brown, the other 2 white. They formed over the last 6months. Help?
Consider psoariasis: Especially nail has little pits too.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lots of reasons: When you say "lines" it is difficult to say as there are many types of lines. The most common lines seen are longitudinal (running along the length of the nail). More specifically, longitudinal melanonychia means dark lines along the nails. This can be variant of normal, particularly in persons with dark skin. However, any new line of pigmentation should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
My fingernails turn completely white occasionally then return pink then get white again, is this a nerve disorder?
No: This sounds like raynaud's phenomenon which is a blood vessel problem. Generally it is not dangerous unless you spend time out in the cold. You need to be very careful about keeping your fingers and toes warm. There are medications that can help the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer