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Old 08-08-2008, 10:11 AM   #1
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Horizontal ripples on nails

I have ripples on my nails but unlike the others that have vertical ripples, I have horizontal. They're on my thumbnails and forefingers. Pls let me know if this is health related?

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Old 08-08-2008, 04:14 PM   #2
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Re: Horizontal ripples on nails

Horizontal ridging is usually a sign of trauma to the nail root (matrix), but can also be a sign of an internal disorder. I would see your dermatologist first, then your regular doctor.

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