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what causes ridges in the nailbeds, could it be my digestive system

By Anonymous December 19, 2011 - 4:28pm
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Vertical nail ridges are fairly common. They tend to become more prominent with age. Prolonged exposure to water and detergents, such as with washing dishes, can contribute to vertical nail ridges.

Beau's lines are indentations that run across the nails. The indentations can appear when growth at the area under the cuticle is interrupted by injury or severe illness. Conditions associated with Beau's lines include uncontrolled diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, as well as illnesses associated with a high fever, such as scarlet fever, measles, mumps and pneumonia. Beau's lines can also be a sign of zinc deficiency.

Depending on the type of nail ridges, you may or may not need to be evaluated by your physician.

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December 19, 2011 - 6:52pm
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