Im having a hard time finding articles regarding horizontal ridges in toenails..
Since my symptoms started a year ago (numbness, shooting pains, forgetfullness, arm and leg weakness and fatigue just to name a few).. my big toes' nails have deep horizontal ridges, a few of my other toes have this as well however they are not as deep... My nails are normal in colour so I do not think it is a fungus...
These ridges are not growing out.. prior to all of this.. my toe nails were beautiful!!
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There are many causes for ridges on the toes nails such as eczema, lichen planus, dermatitis, peripheral vascular disease, psoriasis, fungal infection, and Raynaud’s disease. Since you all have numbness, shooting pains, forgetfulness, arm and leg weakness and fatigue chances of Raynaud’s disease and other peripheral vascular diseases should be ruled out. Diabetes, smoking, high lipids and high blood pressure are some of the causes of peripheral vascular diseases. Please discuss this with an internal medicine specialist and a skin specialist. Hope this helps. Take care!
In milder Raynaud’s disease and phenomenon no visible color changes occur except for a slight pinkish hue. Rheumatoid arthritis and Lupus too could be a differential diagnosis of your problem. Hope this helps. Take care!
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