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 How can i beat the effects of flu?
I'm exhausted as i can't get any sleep. I keep waking up thoughtout the night because i can't breathe through my nostrils. During the day I have shaking fits and i can't even hold ...

 If you have a hard time sleeping what are the best ways to cure it?
like to fall asleep soon after arriving in bed. not 4 hours later....

 What can give me energy? i feel weak all the time?
I go to sleep at about 2am and wake up at 12 or 1.
I feel so weak throughout the whole day and cant do anything. I just sit and watch tv, i want to study and do things but i dont have the ...

 What are the best foods to eat to help injuries heal?
And if you know, why please?...

 Have a BM after I eat anything.?
Have a bowel movement after I eat almost anything. I mean even if I drink water. It's almost always like diarrhea. Even when I get up in the morning I have a BM. Not losing any weight, and I don&...

 The nerve under my left eye keeps jumping and it's extremely annoying, any idea what it is?

 Why do I feel so rough all the time?
It's not fair, I eat really well with plenty of fruit and no rubbish stuff, I drink at least 2 or 3 litres of water a day and do a minimum of 5 hours exercise a week. I should be in peak ...

 Since I'am a Doctor , i was wondering, what makes you guys scared of comming in for check ups?
Is it :

a) The needles
b) Doctors are to touchy with you
c) bad experience
d) worried about what they might ...

 Is tiedye poisonous on skin?
being the totall idiot I am i didn't think about puttin gloves on when i was tiedying a shiirt. now im multicoloorred. ah! haha it would also be helpful if u knew how to get it offf.. ;)

 What makes mosquito bites itchy?

 Have you ever smoked a cigarette out of your nose?
i have to get my wisdom teeth pulled tomorrow... just looking for a alternative. spare me your 'use it as an opportunity to quit' lectures. haha. cheers =)...

 Sleep Question?
My current sleep patern is:
Sunday - No sleep
Monday - Sleep
Tuesday - No sleep
Wednesdat Sleep
Thursday No sleep
Friday, Saturday - sleep

My question is ...

 Is it possible to get sun burnt on your hair scalp?

 Can eating lettuce before bed really help you sleep better?
I've had chronic insomnia for a really long time, and I've tried just about everything imaginable. Nothing really works. Last night, a friend told me she'd heard that eating lettuce ...

 Why am i all of a sudden allergic to sea food?
i lobe sea food and i have always ate it without any problems im 21 and now all of a sudden my body swellls up and itches with any sea food that i eat. why am i now reacting like this to sea food?...

 I keep falling out with my Liver and making up again over a drink what can I do?
ok so I think I might be getting a bit of a drink problem and it is detrimental to my health. I tend to binge drink at the weekends. I would like some serious advice on how I could say plan to go to ...

 What is the diffrence?
between add and adhd...it think there the ...

 How can I tell (without going to a Dr.) whether I have a sinus infection or just a head cold?


 Sleeping problems, tried MANY things, any other ideas?
I have been dealing with sleeping problems ever since I was a child. I have taken out all tv, radios, clocks out of the room. I bought a new mattress. I have tried journaling. I have tried herbal ...

julie w
Why do doctors feel your fingernails?
He said he was looking for "ridges".. why would that be?

Possibly looking to see you are suffering from anaemia, it's a way to tell i think.

Stupid answer guy
A fetish?

mad embalmer from the north II
vertical ridges indicate high stress aare common and not much to worry about

horizontal ridges indicate infection/ disease and are something to be concerned about....

Funny you should ask, my dad was in the hospital last week and we were talking to the doctor about this exact thing.

thanks for the thumbs down....not sure why i got it but thanks anyway.

What you noticed may actually be them checking the reflex when they move your fingertip looking for reactions elsewhere. This is to check the nerves in your hand and problems may be a result of spinal cord injury.

ice maiden
Your finger nails show deficiencies like lack of protein or can show anaemia.

Could be many reasons but people with lung cancer have blown nails.

my doctor has never looked at mt fingernails. but the ridges he is looking for is a sign for stress and ill health.

cosmic angel

I noticed that may of the answers here Julie are correct but when a GP/ Paramedic etc.. actually squeezes your nail, they are actually checking your oxygen levels.
For example if you have Asthma and have had an attack this is a very quick way to check your oxygen.

Of course many of the other answers are correct, many illness can be suspected by ridges in your nails but they now say that Calcium deficiency is an old wives tail.

As for the rest of the answers, so many complaints can be detected/suspected I should say, by a looking at these ridges

Anyway, I hope you are well but don't let it worry you, as normally is it nothing very serious.

take care
sandy x

Ridges in fingernails may indicate heart disease (not really sure of the connection, but it's true). They also look to see if the pink color comes back within 3 seconds, to see how good your circulation is.

He would be looking for a deficiency of sort,probably Calcium.

they are actually squeezing your fingernails to check the circulation - when the fingernails are pressed they go white - if they stay white once released this means you have poor circulation - they should return straight back to their origional colour. try it now - hope this helps

Ridges in you fingernails can show problems. They also squeeze your fingernails to check you circulation.

sdat b
Calcium deficiency.

chandrasekharam b
Finger nails are examined by Doctors generally for any anaemia, clubbing, capillary circulation, nail bed hygiene, infection etc.,.

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