For the last few months my fingernail beds have been receeding, esp my thumbs. They are kind of tingly and are often sensitive to the water spray in the shower (but never painful). No infections (yeast or fungal), not diabetic, thryroid OK. I don't severely trim them and don't bite my nails. I cannot figure it out. Dematologist was clueless, too. All that I can now think of are food allergies. I have been on a self imposed carb reduction program (not Atkins) so I have been eating a lot of almonds, and in the supplement area, have been taking cinammon, milk thistle (long time), Vitamin D (2000iu), Biotin (5mg- for my nails). I have cut everything out exc for my Lipitor, 81mg aspirin and CoQ10 (due to Lipitor) which I have been taking for far longer than this nail issue has been around.
Receding nail bed can be due to allergies, poor circulation, thyroid condition, psoriasis or fungal infection of the nails causing onycholysis. I suggest you to consult a dermatologist and get your nail scrapings done for KOH testing to rule out any fungal infections.
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