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randibear
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I have deep ridges, or grooves, that run horizontally down from the moon to the tip. don't hurt just unsightly.

what causes these?

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Maybe this will help -- nail photos:

http://thebloomincouch.blogspot.ca/2012/06/what-your-nails-say-about-your-health.html

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lpkayak
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Mine are vertical

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From the moon to the tip would be vertically. It can be a sign of zinc deficiency. I have them too.

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I have them, could be an MTHFR gene mutation.
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Tincup
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Can also be caused by cysts in the fingers under the skin that put pressure on the newly forming "nail".

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I found the cause for me to be parasites. The infection was coming out from under the fingernail beds when I started a serious parasite cleanse. I had ridges on most of my nails.

Gael

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randibear
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ummm up and down ridges...lol

I'm vertically challenged...well ok I'm getting horizontally challenged now too...

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"well ok I'm getting horizontally challenged now too..."

Too much information there Randibear!

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A new dr just told me and my husband what causes them..... if only I could rememebr what she said!

I will try and find info.

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