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ask: I have heavily ridged fingernails that are getting worse.

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Are there reasons for this condition? Are there any cures? is this a fungus?

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DaisyN Guide

Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Horizontal nail ridges may indicate the presence of an underlying illness or medical condition, although this is not always the case. Horizontal nail ridges run from one side of the nail lengthwise across to the other side. One special type of horizontal nail ridge that may indicate underlying illness is called Beau’s lines. 

Please visit this link which might be helpful

http://www.empowher.com/condition/nail-ridges

Best,

Daisy

January 31, 2012 - 11:33am
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