Transverse Lines Appear On The Nail After Experiencing Allergies?
I after SEVERE ALLERGY in my hand appeared transverse lines on my nails
Hello Andrew, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com.
Allergies can indeed be experienced by many people, both only in certain parts (eg skin, eyes, nose, etc.) or allergies throughout the body, which if left untreated can endanger lives. The cause of allergies themselves is due to the sensitivity of our immune system, so that if there is an external material that triggers (called allergens), the body's immune system will directly attack and release compounds in the blood that cause allergic symptoms. Allergies are often associated with heredity, but can also be found in people who have no family history of allergies at all. Examples of some allergens that are often encountered such as mites (dust), pollen, cold air, milk protein, eggs, nuts, and so forth. Allergy symptoms experienced by each person is different, depending on what organ is attacked. Here are some examples of allergic diseases and their symptoms:
Allergic conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the eye membranes in the eye. Inflammatory conditions that are caused due to allergies will cause itching in the eyes, reddish, watery eyes, and the eyes feel lumpy after the eyes are exposed to allergens. Allergic rhinitis, is a form of allergy that attacks the nose. Symptoms of allergic nose include nasal congestion, persistent sneezing, itchy nose, runny nose, usually the liquid that comes out of the nose is clear and runny (if yellow or thick, this can be caused by other conditions). These symptoms may not affect daily activities, but there are also some people who experience sleep disturbance or concentration due to this allergy. Asthma. Asthma is a manifestation of allergies in the lower respiratory tract that results in narrowing of the airway resulting in a person breathing difficulties. Asthma can affect all ages, and in addition to shortness of breath, other asthma symptoms are breathing wheezing / wheezing when exhaling, coughing, or breathing feels heavy when exposed to allergens. If not treated properly, asthma can be life-threatening as well as it interferes with breathing. Atopic dermatitis. Inflammation of the skin is also called dermatitis. In people who have a tendency for allergies, inflammation of the skin is called atopic dermatitis. Usually, the person can also suffer from other allergies, for example allergic rhinitis or asthma. Allergic symptoms on the skin itself can be seen as the appearance of red rashes accompanied by itching, rough skin, peeling, and can also appear plenting-plenting filled with liquid skin so that when frequently scratched, the skin can thicken. These symptoms are usually found on the cheeks, elbows, behind the knees, and others. Allergic contact dermatitis. Inflammation due to allergies that occur in the skin after exposure / skin comes in contact with certain ingredients. In some people, allergic reactions can occur in certain materials, such as rubber (rubber allergy. Where often it is found complaints of itching in the legs that are symmetrical with a shape resembling the sandals they wear), nickel allergy (allergic reactions, itching or hives reddish after the use of accessories made from nickel such as jewelry, watches, and others). The reactions that occur are usually local, only those locations that come into contact. This condition must be distinguished from irritant contact dermatitis, where inflammation is caused by an irritating material and can be experienced by everyone. For your case, dry skin that is felt can be caused by an allergic reaction, but other causes cannot be ruled out, for example lack of nutrients and body fluids causing malnutrition and dry skin, inflammation in the skin due to irritation, and fungal infections of the skin or nails .
Beau line itself is a transverse line that can appear on the nails due to interruptions in nail growth under the cuticle due to injury or other conditions (conditions associated with the formation of this line for example lack of zinc in the body, high fever, uncontrolled diabetes, etc.) . So, you need to find out which causes you are experiencing. In the condition you said, where a cuticle occurs, the nail becomes more susceptible to infection because the cuticle serves to protect the nail matrix from infection.
The condition for the emergence of the Beau line is actually not dangerous, because if the main cause has been treated, nail growth will return to normal. But this condition can make someone uncomfortable. If you are still worried, and your allergic symptoms are very disturbing, you can consult with a dermatologist so that the doctor can look directly and examine your skin. If needed, the doctor may be able to take samples from the skin or nails to rule out the cause of the infection.
Meanwhile, keep the skin condition by consuming enough fluids (at least 8 glasses / day), consumption of fruits and vegetables as a source of vitamins, not biting the skin around the nails, not scratching the skin, and giving hypoallergenic moisturizing lotion to skin that is allergic /dry. For someone who has allergies, the main prevention is to avoid allergens. So, avoid ingredients / foods that make you allergic.
That's all, hopefully it's useful. Always healthy.
dr. Sheryl Serelia.