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What do Beau's lines in nails look like?

Beau's lines. Beau's lines are deep grooved lines that run from side to side on the fingernail or the toenail. They may look like indentations or ridges in the nail plate.

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Similarly, you may ask, what are Beau's lines a sign of?

The indentations can appear when growth at the area under the cuticle is interrupted by injury or severe illness. Conditions associated with Beau's lines include uncontrolled diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, as well as illnesses associated with a high fever, such as scarlet fever, measles, mumps and pneumonia.

Also Know, what vitamin deficiency causes Beau's lines? Beau's lines are transverse depressions in the nail plate caused by temporary cessation of nail growth. Researchers have proposed severe zinc deficiency as a cause of Beau's lines. Numerous skin and nail changes result from macronutrient and micronutrient deficiency.

Similarly one may ask, how do you fix Beau's lines on your nails?

Treating ridges in fingernails For example, if you've developed Beau's lines because of diabetes, successfully controlling your blood sugar may reduce these horizontal fingernail ridges. Treatment for skin conditions such as eczema may include moisturizers for your hands or topical ointments to reduce eczema symptoms.

What are Beau's lines in fingernails?

Beau's lines are horizontal or transverse depressions in the nail (they can be seen in the fingernails, thumbs, toenails, or all nails) that may be confused with nail ridging. Malnutrition and chemotherapy drugs for cancer can also cause Beau's lines. Trauma or injury may also be a cause of Beau's lines or nail ridges.

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