... In the meantime, all of the fingernails on both hands have rotted off. Today, the rest of my toenails are beginning to do the same thing. I do not have ANY fingernails, or big toenails. ... (1 replies)
... The lunula is the white half-moon at the base of the nail and is the leading edge of the Matrix where the nail plate cells are developed. The portion you can see at the base of the nail is the portion that actually touches the nail bed and developes the portion of nail plate that is firmly attached to the nail bed. (1 replies)
... The white half-moon at the base of the nail is the leading edge of the Matrix where the nail plate cells are born. It is quite ormal. (1 replies)
... Are they right where the half-moon is at the base of the nail? (7 replies)
... what do flat fingernails mean? ... (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)
... The little white half-moon at the base of the nail is the leading edge of the matrix where the nail plate cells are born. The shape only determines the thickness of the nail plate. The longer the matrix, the thicker the nail plate since it can develop more cells. If the leading edge is not sharply defined as a half-circle or an oblong circle, it doesn't really mean there is... (1 replies)
... ...what does it mean if the little white half-moon part of your nail at the tip (yes, complicated medical terminology, i know) doesn't grow in a half-moon?
i have a friend whose little white half-moons are curvy on the edge that's next to the pink part of his nail, but they grow just fine on the tip.
if that doesn't make any sense, i can try to get a picture, but if it... (1 replies)
... If one has very thick natural nails, the moon will be more prominent as it developes more nail plate cells the longer it is and the more visible it is. ... (4 replies)
... I only have a tiny "moon" on each of my thumbnails, but none of my other nails. I read somewhere that it could indicate hypothyroidism, does anyone know if this is true? Or is it just normal for some people not to have them? Thank you (4 replies)
... The nail will still grow. You just gave your self a hematoma - nail bruise. The nail bed will probably separate from the nail plate where the blood has collected. Keep it clean and dry. If it already has a fungal infection, keep applying your medication. The matrix lied deep under teh cuticle skin and can run as far back as the first knuckle. On your fingernails, you can... (2 replies)
... r. It looks as though they have grown in pink about a third of the way in or so. I'm just a little concerned about something. It seems to be growing sortive in a moon shape if that makes any sense. ... (1 replies)
... The white half moon at the base of the nai lis the leading edge of the Matrix where the nail plate cells are born. ... (18 replies)
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)
... The nail plate cells are 'born' in the Matrix. You can see the leading edge of the matrix in your fingernails - it is the white half-moon at the base of the nail that we call the Lunula. The longer the Matrix, the longer the nail bed. If the matrix is narrow, the nails will be narrow. There is nothing you can do about this as it is genetic.
As for the nail growing... (2 replies)
... The 'normal' nail is comprised of three main layers that are produced in the matrix. The leading edge of the matrix can be seen as the white half-moon at the base of the nail. If you cannot see the leading edge of the matrix, then it isn't as thick/long as it should be. On her fingernails, you should be able to see it on the thumb, index, middle and a little bit on the ring... (1 replies)
... White spots in the nail plate are called Luconychia. Some say that this is caused by a void in the nail plate cell production as they are 'born' in the matrix. The matrix produces cells to form the three main layers of the nail plate. The deepest portion of the matrix produces the cells that are attached to the nail bed. The uppermost portion produces the cells that you... (3 replies)
... If the nail bed itself is thickened and hardened, it means that it has turned itself into 'real' skin. This means that the nail plate cannot grow forward atttached to the nail bed in this region. Since the infection was from the 'animal' variety and not the 'plant' variety, I have to agree with your physician that the damage is permanent.
Applying a mixture of 4oz... (1 replies)
... cremes I got rid of the infection, but my nail remained damaged. Firstly, the lighter "half moon shaped" area where the nail grows out is 3 times larger than normal. ... (1 replies)
... Could signify poor peripheral circulation. If the white moon area of the nail turns red, it may indicate heart problems. ... (2 replies)