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... The ridges are there because if they were not there, the nail plate could not grow forward on the nail bed. As I said, the ridges, for whatever reason, will sometimes grow upward. ... (3 replies)
... I have had VERTICAL ridges on all my fingernails for about 2 years and recently read Martis advice on this problem. ... (6 replies)
... How can someone have a normal life with 3 or 4 split in two fingernails! You would be prone to infection and it would just make life unbearable! I thought ridges were signs of something metabolic. WHY are there ridges...This is worrisome....Can anyone else offer any ideas? ... (3 replies)

... The vertical ridges CAN turn into permanently split nails as well. Let me explain a little before I get any further. ... (3 replies)
... I have ridges on my fingernails which run from the base of the nail up to the tip. I've been told this might be due to some sort of vitamin deficiency, but I've been unable to get more detail. ... (9 replies)
... Vertical ridging is a sign that your nail plate is dry. The ridges you are seeing are actually the 'rails and grooves' upon which the nail plate rides forward. When the nail plate becomes dried out, the 'ridges' will appear. ... (1 replies)
... en completely split in two for some months now. It seems to be growning this way. My primary doctor couldn't help, just said to keep it short so it doesn't snag on anything. Is there a medical reason this has happened? ... (3 replies)
... i have ridges on ONLY my toenails and NOT my fingernails. ... (1 replies)
... I was reading on another forum about the lil moons on your fingernail.This person said if your moons disappear then it means you have a vitamin difficiency. ... (1 replies)
... Go see you dr. - preferably a holistic one - and get some bloodwork done. I started having the same problem a year or so ago and had bloodwork showing deficiency of iron, vit d, mag and was hypothyroid. I don't know which of these causes what you have, but one of them causes it. (4 replies)
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... On both of my thumbs I have horizontal ridges.They showed up at first just one ridge that was smooth, than more kept coming. Now both my thumb nails have these ridges and there deep and rough.They have a darker tint to them kind of browish yellow. My nail will grow and they continue to be there. ... (4 replies)
... To my knowledge Solar Oil wont cure ridges. The shape and lines of the nail are all determined before they grow out. The matrix of the nail could have either been damaged or just the way it is shaped. deleted (6 replies)
... oil to be absorbed into the nail plate, then you are applying WAYYYYYYYYYYY too much. When you take the brush out of the bottle, that is enough for all 5 nails on one hand. Swipe the brush across the nails and the thumbnail and them massage into the nails and cuticles. ... (6 replies)
... As we age, which begins in our late teens, the nail plate can become dried out and the ridges upon which the nail plate rides forward on the nail bed become apparent on the surface as vertical ridging. ... (1 replies)
... well the topic pretty much says it. i am 25 year old female and i have terrible vertical ridges on all of my fingernails. so bad that it misshapens some of my nails after they get longer. i know this often happens as one gets older. ... (1 replies)
Vertical ridges
Apr 5, 2007
... I have vertical ridges on almost all of my fingernails and they split. I have tried everything . Any ideas? ... (2 replies)
... The nail plate rides forward on the nail bed much like a train rides forward on its tracks. ... (6 replies)
... Hi Marty, thanks for the reply. Will reduce the oil and now massage into the nails and cuticle(which I didnt do before) My age is 67, and my father and sister also had/have the same ridges. I also forgot to mention that my cuticles get very dry as well. Bearing in mind the above do you think I can expect an improvement using Solar Oil, and how long should it take?? (6 replies)
Horizontal Ridges
Nov 20, 2006
... A while back I noticed some fairly deep horizontal ridges on all of my fingernails. They aren't discolored or anything and it seems like I get them on each finger at the same exact time and they grow out then a while later I'll see another on each finger. ... (5 replies)

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