Health Care Above All
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5 Health Warnings Your Fingernails May Be Sending

The eyes may be a mirror of the soul, but your nails are a mirror of your health. If you have any of these symptoms, be sure to consult a dermatologist.

White or Yellow Spots

Spots may appear due to a fungal infection. If not treated, the nails can get thicker and harden around the edges. Doctors usually prescribe special creams or some oral medications.

Brittle Nails

Overuse of nail polish, soaking in water, and cleaning agents are the main causes of brittle nails. But sometimes cracked nails may be a symptom of the condition of your thyroid gland, especially if you feel weak and exhausted.

Greenish Color

A signal that there may be a bacterial infection, often followed by pain and swelling. Use oral medications to treat this kind of infections.

Dark Spots or Brown Vertical Lines

Dark spots may be a mole, or possibly a melanom, or skin cancer. Consult your doctor immediately!

Horizontal Lines and Recesses

A symptom of insufficient vitamin and mineral intake, especially iron. These also appear as a result of a psychological or emotional trauma. Be sure to consult your doctor.