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What does a black line on the nail mean?

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Dr. Rahul Kumar

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Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have a dark line in my finger nails
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query and photograph.
These dark lines in nails are called as melanonychia.
These are totally normal and no treatment is required.
You can try Capsule Vitamin E 400 mg, daily one capsule for 2 months.
This should help ln lightening these nails.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thanks
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