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Periodically my thumb nails grow a second moon. it is a quarter moon which grows to the end of the nails as the nails grow out and are cut off. All nails are healthy and have moons

By December 1, 2017 - 10:09am
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Hello. Thank you for posting.

The white area around the root of your fingernail, known as the lunula, which is Latin for 'little moon', is responsible for protecting the blood vessels that lie under the fifth base layer of your epidermis.  A second moon is unusual, but not concerning.


December 1, 2017 - 3:51pm
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