The Absence Of A Crescent Moon On The Nails, Is It Normal?

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I’ve seen on YouTube about a crescent moon on nails that if someone doesn’t have a crescent moon on their nails then that person has a problem with their body. Is that true? R n My nails also don’t have a crescent moon, since I was sick with DHF 8 months ago I felt there was a change in my nails. Is that the effect of DHF sajit? Is that not normal? Please explain. Thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Afil,



First of all let me explain about the parts of the nails before we go any further. Nails consist of:

- the nail plate: the hard part of the nail that is visible to the eye

- Lunula: the white part of the nail shaped like a half moon on the nail plate

- nail fold: the skin covering the nail plate on three sides

- nail bed: the skin under the nail plate.

- Cuticle: tissue that overlaps the nail plate at the nail bed

The lunula can be seen clearly on the thumb. Abnormalities in the lĂșnula do not always indicate disease. Some abnormalities in the lunula include:


Nail Patella Syndrome


Not growing the nails properly, resulting in a triangular shaped lanula. Usually on the thumb and forefinger

In patients with alopecia areata

The lanula in alopecia areata patients is mottled or mottled

Mild leukonychia

Mild leukonychia can be found in normal people. In this case, there is a horizontal white line parallel to the lunula or better known as Muehrcke's line.

Drug effect

The effects of sun exposure or using the drugs amiodarone, chlopromazine, and clozapine can change the color of the lunula

In liver disease

LĂșnula color change in Wilson's disease

Yellow nail syndrome

Symptoms of lymphedema of the extremities and bronchiectasis are accompanied by recurrent respiratory tract infections. Nails change color to yellow and even green with thickening and changes in nail shape.

In Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematous)

The lunula turns red.

Overall, nails can be a sign of certain diseases. Related article: Nail Disease Can Be A Symptom of Serious Disease. If there are complaints on the nails, you can have further check with a specialist in Dermatological and Venereal Diseases. May be useful. Greetings, dr. Kresnawati Wahyu Setiono.

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