What do lines across fingernails mean?

What do lines across fingernails mean?

The bottom line Ridges in the fingernails are often normal signs of aging. Slight vertical ridges commonly develop in older adults. In some cases, they may be a sign of health problems like vitamin deficiencies or diabetes. Deep horizontal ridges, called Beau’s lines, may indicate a serious condition.

Do fingernails show trauma?

Injury to the nail can lead to spots and discolorations. Red streaks may be indicative of trauma, psoriasis, fungal infections, inflammation of blood vessels, or a heart valve infection.

What does it mean when Your Finger Nails Hurt?

I get tingling pain throughout my hands once in awhile, but they do ache almost all the time (sore to make a fist). I guess what I mean about my finger nails is that the pressure that is applied when typing/tapping is like driving my finger nail (like a sharp object) into my fingers.

Why do I have horizontal lines on my fingernails?

Should this condition persist, it might be wise to a see a doctor for guidance. Yellowing nails may also be caused by behaviors like smoking, but thickening nails or uneven growth might mean a fungal infection is present. Horizontal lines can be fairly ordinary on people who regularly get their nails manicured.

Why do I have red lines under my fingernails?

Horizontal ridges. Trauma to your nails can cause red or brown spots to form underneath your nails. However, if you notice dark brown, black, or red color changes under your nails and you haven’t experienced nail trauma, this can be a symptom of a more serious condition, such as endocarditis or melanoma.

Why do my nails curve around my fingertips?

Previous Next 2 of 7 Nail clubbing. Nail clubbing occurs when the tips of the fingers enlarge and the nails curve around the fingertips, usually over the course of years. Nail clubbing is sometimes the result of low oxygen in the blood and could be a sign of various types of lung disease.