symptoms Slow eruption of teeth, wisdom teeth problems, and defects in skin, hair, and nails, due to poor absorption of minerals in the diet. Brittle, distorted, infected nails and ingrown toenails are also common symptoms. Wounds, even scratches, suppurate and heal slowly; abscesses may form anywhere, including in the roots of teeth. There may be itchy scars or keloids after larger wounds, persistent acne, and copious, smelly sweating. Backaches are common; brittle, poor-quality bones are slow to mend if broken; and there may be curvature of the spine. Symptoms better In summer; for lying down; for being well wrapped up. Symptoms worse For cold and damp; when menstruating; for pressure on the painful area.
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