Discolorations, Cracks or Lines on Nails: What Do They Mean?

White Lines on Nails

White spots, streaks and faint white lines on nails are nothing to worry about. But some white lines can be of concern. Dr. Stern breaks down the different types of lines on your nails that indicate it’s time to see a dermatologist.

  • Mee’s Lines: White bands that follow the contour of the lunula (half moon). Arsenic poisoning is the classic cause; however, there are also many other potential medical causes including certain vitamin deficiencies and infections.
  • Beau’s Lines: Horizontal depression in the nail plate due to growth arrest of the nail from illness, fever or trauma. Read More
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