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How to Care for the Skin Once a Finger Nail Falls Off

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
This is called: onycholysis and is most frequently seen secondary to a nail fungal infection, but there are other causes, See dermatologist for answers

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Hang Nail: Use a nail cutter to trip it rather than pulling it off.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Dry skin: Especially this time of year washing your hands with warm or hot water.It can be stinging and burning.Avoid hot water.Use moisturizer on affected area ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Onycholysis: Most common causes are trauma (tapping long fingernails on keyboard), frequent exposure to water, & harsh chemicals (nail polish remover). Certain dis ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Check the bed: For bed bugs. If you look in the seams of the mattress, you might be able to see the bugs. If you are not talking about bites in the bed, then use a ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Likely infection: You could have infection there. Don't pick your skin/nail. Little trauma can happen and before you know it, you could have bacterial infection with a ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
You can get some: relief my soaking the finger in hot water that is not too hot to be uncomfortable, 15 minutes at a time a few times a day.. OCT pain relievers may he ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See dr.: Foreign bodies should be removed when able, as they can lead to infection. Irritation, inflammation, and pain. See a dr. To have the area examined an ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
May be a : Callus. You can try filing it down or soak in warm water and trim it down with a clipper.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible infection: Redness around the fingernail area may be due to an infection called paronychia. This is often treated with warm soaks and may require a small incisio ... Read More
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