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What causes rippled finger nails?
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Your health status
Are the ripples longitudinal along the length of the nail or horizontal across the nails - also called mees lines.
These can occur in a variety of medical conditions. In fact textbooks have been written on nail changes and the relationship to diseases. To answer your question will depend on your health status as the appearance of your nails may be related to your health status.

In brief: Your health status
Are the ripples longitudinal along the length of the nail or horizontal across the nails - also called mees lines.
These can occur in a variety of medical conditions. In fact textbooks have been written on nail changes and the relationship to diseases. To answer your question will depend on your health status as the appearance of your nails may be related to your health status.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: RIPPLED FINGERNAILS
Are you in good health? Do you take any medications? Are they discolored? How long have you had this problem? Are they pitted? Rippled nails can be part of a condition called psoriasis.
There are certain medications that can also cause this problem. Lack of iron and lack of some vitamins, like vitamin d and biotin, can produce this. If you are worried, see a dermatologist. Best luck!

In brief: RIPPLED FINGERNAILS
Are you in good health? Do you take any medications? Are they discolored? How long have you had this problem? Are they pitted? Rippled nails can be part of a condition called psoriasis.
There are certain medications that can also cause this problem. Lack of iron and lack of some vitamins, like vitamin d and biotin, can produce this. If you are worried, see a dermatologist. Best luck!
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dr. Jerome Litt
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