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... Hello all, I've had trouble with a weird looking left pointer finger since I was little... The actual nail has a lot of vertical ridges on the entire nail, and the little light colored half moon part near my cuticle is SIGNIFICANTLY bigger thank on any other nail (on the rest of my nails, which are normal, that part is barely visible at all). I also get occasional... (0 replies)
... I've been reading a lot on this board, however, I have not come across anything that sounds similar to what I have. 1/08, acquired bronchitis, sick all year with cough, then had pneumonia, have lung issues, perhaps COPD, see pulmo. Dr. Had bronchoscopy in Sept.08, a bug found that was rare, usually caused by too many broad spectrum antibiotics. Going back to 3/08, fell off... (4 replies)
... The white half-moon at the base of the nail is called the Lunula and is the leading edge of the Matrix where the nail plate cells are 'born'. The longer the lunula, the thicker the nail plate. One can usualy see the Lunula on the thumbs, forefingers, middle fingers and a little bit on the ring finger, but rarely on the pinkie finger. If you do not see the Lunula on your... (1 replies)

... Any sudden change in the nail plate is cause for concern. I think a visit to your doctor is in order. (1 replies)
... I just noticed darkened areas above the moons on my fingernails, worse on my thumbnails. I'm scared, as I've been dizzy lately. Could this mean anything serious? (1 replies)
... It depends entirely on how badly you damaged the Matrix where the nail plate cells are born. The white half-moon at the base of the nail is the leading edge of the Matrix. If you ripped it enough so that the nail plate separated from the nail bed at the point of damage, it will not re-attach. Whatever portion of the Matrix was not damaged will continue to produce new nail... (1 replies)
... also, about half of the white, moon shaped part at thw bottom of the nail looks my nail going to grow back, how can i tell? ... (1 replies)
... :confused: I'm wondering if anyone has an idea/answer about this problem. The lunula (white, half moon shape) on my nails, is quite different from one hand, compared to the other. On my left hand, the lunula is very small, even non-existent on my smallest finger. On my right hand, the lunula (on each finger) is at least double the size of those on my left hand. ... (1 replies)
... I have a red ridge across the bottom of each nail where the "moon" usually is, it stayed for a few days and then returned to normal. Now where each red line ended (about 1/4 of the way up the nail from the bottom) is a white line and it looks like it is peeling. I had toxic shock syndrome in April (this red line came about in June and it is now the 21st of July) and you can... (0 replies)
... ps down. I let it grow out once and it actually started to look like a natural nail except it had a dull look, no shine like the rest of my nails and there is no moon shape on it so the lunula must be gone? ... (0 replies)
... A little discoloration is quite normal as the thymol helps to prevent the infection from reaching the deeper portions of the nail unit. If the infection is on your toenail, you won't see the matrix (the half-moon). If it is on your fingernail, you won't see the matrix until the nail has completely replaced itself and you stop using the Thymol. (4 replies)
... If the matrix (the white half-moon at the base of the nail that we call the lunula) was damaged, the effects will be permanent. The matrix is where the nail plate cells are 'born', and once this is damaged or comppromised, the nail plate will always show the results of the damage. (1 replies)

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