Kenneth Beer, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist in Palm Beach, Fla., and the director of scientificskin.com, an online skincare company. He is also the director of The Cosmetic Bootcamp, which trains physicians in best practices for cosmetic medicine. Dr. Beer is an instructor in dermatology at the University of Miami, and he is an A.B. Duke Scholar at Duke University. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and received his dermatology and dermatophathology training at the University of Chicago. Visit Dr. Beer's office at palmbeachcosmetic.com.
 
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What Causes Ridges in Nails?

Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 08:19 AM


Question: What causes lines or ridges in nails?

Dr. Beer's answer:
Aging is the most common cause of nail lines and ridges. Chemotherapy or kidney disease may also cause lines or ridges, and trauma to the nail is another common culprit.
Although there is no way to cure these, taking the supplement biotin every day and applying topical moisturizers such as AmLactin, Lac Hydrin, or Theraplex can help to strengthen the nail plate. You should be able to find these at your local drug store.
Also, ask your doctor to check your thyroid and iron level. If these are low, balancing them will sometimes helps the nails dramatically.
If your nails don't change or seem to be getting worse after trying these treatments for three or four months, a visit to your dermatologist may be in order.

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Aging is the most common cause of nail lines and ridges. Chemotherapy or kidney disease may also cause lines or ridges, and trauma to the nail is another common culprit.
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