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Horizontal ridges in nails

What is causing the deep horizontal ridges and swollen cuticles in my client’s nails?

What is causing the deep horizontal ridges and swollen cuticles in my client’s nails

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French physician Joseph Honoré Simon Beau first described "Beau's lines," or transverse ridges -- horizontal grooves on the nail -- in 1846.

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Nails can tell you so much about your health, but there's a few things to look out for this Winter. White spots on your nails might indicate you're low in zinc or calcium. Dark nails might be a sign of vitamin B deficiency, and if you've got horizontal ridges across the bed of your nails, you may be feeling a little stressed or run down with the flu.

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♥ Natural Nail Care: If your nails are dry/brittle, eat more foods rich in vitamin A like garlic, papaya, parsley, & watercress. If your nails are fragile with vertical & horizontal ridges, there's a chance you're not getting enough vitamin B. Fenugreek, kelp, parsley, & dandelion are all rich sources of the B vitamin. Calcium's critical for the health of your nails. If your nails are plagued with fungus, try blending tea tree oil & lavender oil to use as a moisturizer at the base of your…