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Is nail ridges a cause of concern?

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Dr. Praveen

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Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: what causes lines on fingernails that are very uneven
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Answered by Dr. Praveen 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Upload a Snap with good image resolution

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear.Thanks for your query.

I have throughly read your query and completely understand your concern.Lines on fingernails are really not specific and indicate some of the common conditions like-

a.Uncontrolled diabetes
b.Vessel disease(peripheral vascular disease)
c.Micro nutrients deficiency (Eg: Zinc)
d.Various other illnesses such as pneumonia,mumps, measles, scarlet fever etc.

I would be glad if you can upload the snap(using the report tab on your page) of nails of both the hands to help you understand better.

Await your reply soon.
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