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Horizontal ridges in thumb nails?

Asked by sarahjane90 (1805points) April 12th, 2010 from iPhone

I have shallow ridges in my thumb nails. Is it something to be concerned about? What is the cause? Have any of you experienced this?

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Nullo's avatar

You probably just mashed it in something. Any white or purple spots?

Seek's avatar

My mom has them, her mom has them. I’m just starting to get them. It’s probably a hereditary thing. I’m thinking about regular manicures to see if that helps.

faye's avatar

I have vertical ridges. I read zinc levels affect nail growth so I bought some.

sarahjane90's avatar

No spots or colouring. I have really long and healthy nails, aside from the thumbs being bumpy. I don’t have any medical problems that some websites suggest. What it looks like to me is the little half moon is a bit raised, which is causing the nail to grow with shallow ridges. It’s strange!

Jkool1802's avatar

I had them and what I did was take a nail filer and filed it down a few times now they are gone. Hope I helped!

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