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odd big toe nails
my son who is almost 10 months old has funny looking toenails. it almost looks like down the bottom the toenail is starting to lift but the is still nail underneath. this runs across the width of the nail and under one of them it almost looks like there are tiny vertical blood blisters under the nail. there has been no damage to his toes, and i have no idea that is causing this. Any one have any ideas?
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351246 tn?1379685732
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Horizontal ridges on nails are seen in trauma to nail bed, kidney diseases, pellagra or Vit B3 deficiency, low protein, arsenic poisoning, and liver diseases. Hence a kidney and liver function test should be done.  Longitudinal Bands on nails (medically called Onychorrhexis ) are seen in a skin disorder called lichen planus, psoriasis of the nail, fungal infection of the nail and in Darier disease or keratosis follicularis. All these problems are best diagnosed by a skin specialist. Biopsy of the lesion is the gold standard of diagnosis. A longitudinal ridge may also be seen in median nail dystrophy.
Please take your little one to a skin specialist. Take care!

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