Leukonychia

What is Leukonychia?

Leukonychia means White nails characterized by transverse/multiple parallel white line/white spots on the nails . This condition is seen in liver diseases like cirrhosis, Hypoalbuminemia, Chronic renal failure, Iron deficiency anemia, Malnutrition. They can also occur due to traumatic manicures.

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I have noticed a horizontal white area in the center of my nails and a red line above the half moon. I am not numb or in pain. (I have had...

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Leuconychia striata most probably

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Recently I have been noticing that when ever I eat beets my urine and feces are turning pinkish. I follow healthy diet. My diet...

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VArious suggestions for the skin, nail and other problems.

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I have been taking accutane for about 2½ months now, and my nails , especially my roots, are beginning to take on a faint yellowish color. Is it...

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The yellow color of the nails/roots of the nails that you are experiencing certainly is a side effect of...

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