This is a common question and a common condition. Nail ridging is almost always normal and is, as one older person kindly put it, “a sign of maturity.”
Vertical ridges come with aging and are in some ways analogous to wrinkles on your skin. They occur as straight lines from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. They usually start in one or two nails and eventually develop in all of your nails as you get older. They can appear as early as your 30′s but become more noticeable by the time you cash your first social security check.
What can you do to prevent nail ridging? Not much. It means your getting older. Although aging itself is natural, and at the moment nothing to fear, it is eventually fatal. We are all going to die eventually from the aging process.
White marks in finger nails are quite common and are usually caused by a knock on the nail. This could be caused by trapping your finger or accidentally hitting the nail on something. Usually these marks will grow out with time and there is no need to worry.
However the spots could be caused by a number of other things too such as an infection. Sometimes you can pick up a fungal infection while having a manicure or even from the gym. The way to find out if this is the cause of your problem is to ask your GP to take a sample of nail tissue. If you have got an infection they are reasonably easy to treat.
Another condition that could cause white spots on your nails is eczema. So if you do have eczema and you have just found white spots on your nail, it is more than likely that it is the eczema that caused them.
Of course it could always mean that you are lacking in vitamins such as Zinc but that will have to be determined by a dermatologist or your GP.
It is a fungus. I had this happen after visiting a nail salon and having a pedicure!!! Be careful going to those! The best treatment I found was to take a vitamin supplement known as L-Lysine. They come in pill form and you can find them most anywhere that vitamins are sold. I take the ones that are 500 mg. And the pills are kinda hard to swallow, so I usually have to bite them in half and then swallow them. After about a week, I notice that the fungus goes away. Good Luck to you and ask your doctor before taking any supplement or medication that you are not sure of taking!
No, it means that you had hit your nails into something hard, or you had already grown fungus on your nails, which is very deadly. You must better go and check with the doctor about your nails, it may be contagious.
I have a lot of them which nutrient am I lacking of or what should I do to take them off
You, I think it is the kocks that you get by accident on your nail. You never could tell because those times you don't put cold water on it and it makes a mark! No it does mean you are lacking nutrients.
Not to worry it simply becouse lake of zinc. Stop jerking around lol and eat lots of apricot and banana or take zinc supplement all the white spots will all go away in a week " sereen.com" for all your diet tips
It most likely caused by a minor injury to the nail tip. Infections can also cause this, unless you've been having it for the past few years. Any doctor you ask will give you advice that it is most unlikely caused by any deficiency. If the patterns change, it means you keep getting minor injuries.
Zinc deficiency and stripes in my fingernails, is this precise?
My dads a doctor and it means you
eat to much junk food.
It means that you have lack of calcium
I always thought that they were caused by either too much dairy or not enough but I can't remember which
It's very likely mean that in a human body there is little quantity of such a mineral as Zinc. Oleksandr.
I have them too, and they have recently got worse! I have had them for a while and my mum has got them them aswell...
I do drink orange juice and mil. Is this not enough calcium?
Sometimes when you have strips on your fingernail it means you are being poisoned
It means that you are an alcoholic