Fingernails white lines

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I have these white lines on my fingernails that run parallel to the cuticle. They have areas in the white line that are heavier and make the line look like a spot. They cover the nail in it's entirety. I have taken zinc for year now with no real change. I am concerned about taking too much zinc since it was removed from some dental products. My hypoyroidism is controlled with medication. I do not suffer trauma to my hands. I am 55 yes old and have had these for as long as I can remember.
Hi, How are you? Do you still have the white lines in your fingernails? Leukonychia is a medical term for white discoloration appearing on nails. The most common cause is injury to the base of the nail where the nail is formed. If this happens, do not be scared. This usually disappear after around eight weeks, which is the amount of time necessary for nails to regrow completely.If it persists, your liver, kidney and zinc levels are further evaluated to rule out any problems.
Horizontal ridges and white lines on nails are seen in trauma to nail bed, kidney diseases, pellagra or Vit B3 deficiency, low protein, arsenic poisoning, and liver diseases. Hence a kidney and liver function test should be done.
I am referring this post because the two comments after the doctors reply perfectly describe something my girlfriend has had. It's was small, hard, and clear white. It was a lot like a finger nail material. I found it on her scalp while running my hands through her hair. I was very firm and pokey.
I mean, I can kind of draw lines in it and shift it a little bit, but when I try to scrape it with my fingernails or a note card or something it stays right where it is. It's fairly thick. And on the very back of my tongue I have a series of pupil-sized bumps. Both of my doctors also say that these bumps are normal. So let's say I concede that my disgusting tongue (which looks vastly different from my tongue of three weeks ago) is normal. What accounts for my increasingly sore throat?
Hi, I had a lot of hair loss when I had an infection recently, after I had tetanus I seemed to have some infection in my blood, judging from the fact I had the tiniest red lines under my fingernails... No money and live in the United sTates, so no access to healthcare. When a friend sent me propolis, which is a natural antibiotic, as well as oil of oregano,the red lines faded and my hair stopped falling out so much.
About two weeks ago, I noticed that both of my thumbnails had a strange, crescent shaped ridge/dent running across the width of the nail, about mid-way up the nail. There are no white spots, lines, bruises, etc. to indicate that I injured the nails, just thumbnails that look puffy on the portion of the nail between the cuticle and the dent, and a flatter nail between the crescent-shaped dent and the fingertip.
then i have to say that it sounds like decreased blood flow to the ends of your fingers. as for the white lines it sounds like calcium i have white on some of my fingernails as well. it has to do with calcium. id say go to the doctor if your really concerned/ ok.
What would cause a dent to appear on only one of my fingernails? It is my middle finger on the left hand. I have not hit it and it is not discolored in any way - no white spot or anything. I just noticed one day that there was a dent at the nail bed and as time has passed - about a week since I noticed it - the dent has just continued up the middle of the nail.
Hi, since I found out I was pregnant, i started getting these white lines/blotches on my fingernails. Does anyone know what this means? i heard once this was due to lack of calcium but I drink way more milk than the average person.. Any thoughts????
For over 10 years I have had these white lines on my toenail, that run horizontaly over the nail. There are many lines on each toenail about 8 on my big toe and all my toenails are like this. My fingernails are fine and anyone that has ever used my toenail polish has never developed this as well. I have done research on it but have never found what it was and I was curious if you have any ideas what it might be.
  The tips are almost always bright red along the cuticle but never swollen or in pain.  I get splinter hemorrhages in my fingernails often, either just small dots or slightly longer lines.  These splinter hemorrhages almost always appear near the end of the fingernail.  I am not a very physical person and am likely not getting the majority of them from damaging my fingers as I get multiple nails and random.
Hi Doc, Thought that I would post here, beings that we do not have a dermatologist in town. One does pass through a few times a year but I would, if possible, get an idea of what this is and then pass this onto my doctor. This year, I have had skin changes and in a number of places. Earlier this year, I noticed petichia spots on my inner thighs and had thought that perhaps the antibiotics that I was on were causing this. Mind you, there were only about 3-5 spots on each inner thigh.
I was diagnosed by the neuro with migraines, though my intracranial pressure and head pain is present every single day, despite having been on Topamax for over a month now. New symptoms? Of course there are some...I have white lines across the top of my fingernails, right before the nail no longer connects to the skin (or nail bed). Some of my fingernails are also starting to curl under at the ends. I've read that both of these things are a sign of liver disease. Splendid, really.
This time I managed to break the skin with my fingernails and make the spot bleed.....i do not beleive I was able to get the small white ball out nor was there any cheesy white substance present. The spot is non painful, does not itch and again scabbed up over night. I have on occasion had a few spots like this that either produced the white cheesy substance or a small hard white ball. None up so far on the shaft though. Question to you...
now yellow hairy stools that release a bright yellow thick puss from inside of the stool, yellow hard branch like things sticking out of long snake like stool that small white hairs are on outside waving at me and white and yellow peanut like objects are inside - look like cake inside. Have black and dark green seeds on outside and now finding red sticks and what looks like pieces of my actual tissue(usually red to brown) with "pieces of shedding pineapple) inside and out.
My temperature has dropped again, I got flu for the first time in my life, my fingernails and toenails have red lines all across below the white and my Lunula? have almost disappeared. I did notice the fingernail thing but did not pay attention to it ... I was bored and decided to check what this was its called Terry's nails.
It even says I have good white cells. But I haven't had one single healthy day since, and the grey lines keep growing from under my nail. It's not a fungus, it's not TERRIBLY noticeable. It's light, and thin. If they were darker, they'd be black. But they are pretty transparent. I have two going down my right pointer finger and one going down my thumb. I read if it's only one or two fingers, it's a bad sign.
My hair has also started to fall out and at the end of my hair, a white little grain is at the end. Hair will not stop falling out. I have gotten blood tests at a dermatology office and everything was normal. I also have tried about very type of zinc pyrithione shampoo, at the highest concentrations. Also I have tried, salycylic shampoos, tar shampoos, jojoba oil, AND nothing seems to help. Please help me and my hair.
I had an appt with my rheumatologist on Friday and I pointed out some strange new horizontal white bands on my fingernails. He said it's nothing to worry about but when I went home I looked it up online and came up with something called Muehreck's lines (forgive my spelling) but these lines are sometimes associated with kidney problems (from what I read) Anyway, my rheumy ordered a UA and complement 3 and 4 tests.
The reason an infection is suspected, many times, might be because it isn't recognized as an anemia sign LEUKEMOID REACTION Classically, in Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia the stimulation of the bone marrow is so strong that even the white blood cells lines (which have very little to do with this disease but which also are born and incubate in the bone marrow along side the red blood cells) are stimulated. This leads to white blood cell counts that are spectacularly high.   http://www.
I have noticed some scattered petechia on my legs as well and scattered white spots. I also have grayish light brown lines in my fingernails that have occurred in the past month. One on my thumbnail, forefinger and middle finger of right hand. I also have pustules that reoccur on my right palm that come and go. They do not hurt or itch. This has been occurring for approx 6 months.
The place that itches looks red. There is almost like a raised white bump. Not a perfect circle. Some are oval or square. Some will be 1/2 an inch long. They don't look like pimples, but like blisters, but there isn't anything in the bumps. I haven't exposed myself to anything new like soaps or foods. Please let me know what the possiblities on what this is.
Zinc deficiency is characterized by poor wound healing, loss of appetite, weight loss and white marks on the fingernails.
what kind of doctor should i see for deep complete dip/identation/crease in the fingernails of one hand (not lines). a dermatologist or special doctor? prob not a derm right bc they wouldnt deal much w/ internal issues just in case?
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Since the scratches are quite superficial, they tend to heal quickly within two or three days. I don't have fingernails to speak of, and I don't sleep with feather pillows or comforters/duvets, so there's no way they can show up in my sleep. My number-one worry is that these scratches could be related to an internal affliction - even though they're rather superficial, is there any chance they could be indicative of a more serious illness?
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