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    Old 11-25-2008, 08:12 PM   #1
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    Beaus lines

    Does anyone here have beaus lines on their nails--these are horizontal ridges in the fingernails. I noticed them about 1 month after all my sx started and now they are ALL over my toe nails. It looks like my nails are polish and someone smudged it. I read this is a sign of a serious system illness. Wondering if anyone w thyroid issues has this?

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    Old 11-27-2008, 07:22 AM   #2
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    Re: Beaus lines

    Yeah, I've had em for years. They'll show up anytime that you're ill enough to disrupt the nail growth. You'll find them after a case of the flu or any other serious illness, especially if a fever's involved. A lot of people also notice a major hair shed about 2 to 3 months after they've been sick due to the same type of process where the keratin doesn't get laid down proper.

    They can be due to thyroid issues. Hypers often have a lifting of the nail at the top of the bed too to go along with the lines. Psoriasis of the nails can cause both of them too. Fingernails are a very good reflection into the body but they cannot pinpoint the what in most instances. They just give you a clue that you need to look harder.

    I hope you get to the bottom of your issues. I know how hard it is to deal with but persistence often pays off. Good luck.

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