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4/25/2017 7:42:44 PM
Posted: 10/23/2001 4:51:17 PM EDT
For the last few years I've been having these white marks appear on all of my finger nails. I am extreamly compulsive about how they look (my nails), and I'm finally fed up with them. I just kept hoping they would go away. WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY FROM?!?! How do I make them go away, for good.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 4:52:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 4:53:56 PM EDT
Thats calcium buildup.......or AIDS
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 4:55:54 PM EDT
Well are they lines? I do not think they are lines because in anthropology they use the lines to determine serious illness. When you get very ill your nails stop growing and the anthropologists count these "rings" to determine how many times the subject has been ill(like counting the rings on a tree). So If you were very ill as a child a few times this could be the cause.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 4:59:33 PM EDT
fungus.No kidding,harmless though.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 5:00:12 PM EDT
I have read a couple of health mag articles that seem to indicate the spots are due to a zinc deficiency. Not a Dr., but might be worth looking in to.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 5:01:16 PM EDT
No, they are random marks. Each time they grow out, more appear, or more appear as another one is growning out. They are all unique in shape and size. I see people with them all the time. If it is a calcuim build up, how do I get rid of them?
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 5:22:46 PM EDT
May be nail psoriasis. Do you have other skin problems? Any family history of psoriasis, etc. Pic would be helpful but I'd rec a dermatologist to evaluate as you seem pretty concerned about this.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 5:25:35 PM EDT
iron deficiency....take two vitamins. dont worry.. call me in the a.m.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 5:28:03 PM EDT
Possibly a deficiency of selenium and amino acids. Can't remember which ones. a long time ago I went to a Dr. for allerdies and he mentioned the lines in my fingernails and reccommended the above.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 5:30:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Floater: For the last few years I've been having these white marks appear on all of my finger nails. I am extreamly compulsive about how they look (my nails), and I'm finally fed up with them. I just kept hoping they would go away. WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY FROM?!?! How do I make them go away, for good.
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Link Posted: 10/23/2001 5:30:54 PM EDT
"They are all unique in shape and size" O thats nice, like a snow fake[:)]
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 5:45:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JasonB: I have read a couple of health mag articles that seem to indicate the spots are due to a zinc deficiency. Not a Dr., but might be worth looking in to.
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[/b] This is what I understand them to be as well,a Zinc deficiency.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 5:49:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By a2carbine: "They are all unique in shape and size" O thats nice, like a snow fake[:)]
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Ahhhhh How cuuuuuuuuute!!!! Sgtar15
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 5:54:54 PM EDT
If you hit the framing nail, insted of your finger nail, they will go away.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 7:37:44 PM EDT
Time to buy some Zinc... Thanks!
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