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I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
Customer: Sorry, I was away from the computer.
Do you notice any coarseness of the nails?
Customer: Not really. Just the vertical ridges, I mentioned.
Customer: There is some light pitting on the right thumbnail.
do you have habit of nail picking?
Customer: What is that, exactly?
like nail biting or pulling nail with your finger?
Customer: I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp, and so I often scratch my head, and subsequently I need to clean out my nails from loose skin, flakes, etc.
that is the common cause of damage to the nail matrix.
Customer: i often do this by using the nails to pick under each other.
This can cause uneven keratinization of the nail plate.
Without any yellowing of the nail, this is not yellow nail syndrome.
Customer: I see. And this can cause the lunulas to vanish?
And also vertical ridges are not concerning.
Sometimes, lack of adequate protein in the diet or malnutrition also can cause lunula to vanish.
But that is not applicable if you are otherwise healthy.
Customer: Okay, I have IBS issues, but malnutrition is unlikely, as I supplement carefully.
Customer: So In your opinion, this physical damage to the nail matrix is a more likely cause than an underlying condition?
ok then that is not a problem.
You can also take zinc and biotin supplements for nail health.
Customer: I take both. Is it possible to suffer nail damage like this even while supplementing!
Customer: ?, sorry
yes it is still possible.
Supplements do not protect your nails from manual damage.
Customer: Okay. Thank you for the reassurance. I appreciate your time.
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