Pitting or dents on the nails

Pitting or small dents on the surface of your nails can be a sign of any of the following conditions:
  • psoriasis
  • eczema a long-term skin condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked
  • reactive arthritis
  • alopecia areata a condition that causes temporary bald patches on the scalp that are about the size of a large coin
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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018