Why do I have red lines on my fingernails?

Why do I have red lines on my fingernails?

Splinter hemorrhages look like thin, red to reddish-brown lines of blood under the nails. They run in the direction of nail growth. They are named splinter hemorrhages because they look like a splinter under the fingernail. The hemorrhages may be caused by tiny clots that damage the small capillaries under the nails.

Why do I have horizontal lines on my nails?

The most common cause of horizontal ridges on the nails is called “Beau’s lines.” Horizontal ridging of the nails is trauma to the nail matrix, which is located just behind the cuticle. There are also a few, rarer nail conditions that can portend liver or kidney issues.

Why are my fingernails so pink?

And it’s not actually the nails themselves that are the color, it’s the tissue underneath. “A nice healthy nail will have a pinkish or mauve hue as it reflects the color of the nail bed underneath,” Dr. Erum Ilyas, MD, MBE, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist, told INSIDER.

Are pink nails healthy?

Healthy fingernails and toenails should generally be a pink color – with the healthy nail plate being pink, and the nail being white in color as it grows off the nail bed. Fingernail color and condition changes are rarely the first clue of serious illness.

Is Muehrcke’s lines serious?

Muehrcke’s lines are a strong indicator of hypoalbuminemia, which can result from a variety of different causes. The lines are actually in the vascular bed underneath the nail plate.

What do pink nails indicate?

A Guide toHealthy Fingernails: 10 Possible Signs of Serious Conditions
Nail Appearance Associated Condition
Half-white, half-pink nails Kidney disease
Red nail beds Heart disease
Pale or white nail beds Anemia

Why are my nails really pink?