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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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I accidentally poked my eye with my fingernail, now there's a red dot. Should I see an eye doctor?

I accidentally poked my eye with my fingernail, now there's a red dot. Should I see an eye doctor?

Depends: This is a very common injury and the bruise you now have on your eye a very common result. If your vision is unchanged, you are not having any significant eye pain, headache, light sensitivity, eye redness (other than this one spot) and if your pupil is still round in that eye then you are probably okay to watch this; use cool compresses bad artificial tears; go to your eye doctor for worsening. ...Read more

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Fingernail in my eye.

Corneal abrasion: Corneal abrasions can lead to infection and corneal scarring. The only way to diagnose an abrasion is to instill a dye such as flourescin and examination with either a coabalt blue lens or woods lamp. If pain persists you shoud be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My fingernails were used to scrape my eyes. Will this cause vision loss?

It is possible: If you have scratched/scraped your eyes, then this can result in vision loss. This depends upon the extent of the injury and whether the scrape occurred in the center of the front of your eye (the cornea) or on the side of your eye. If this has occurred and has not healed, you should seek evaluation with a trained eye care professional. ...Read more

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Cut my eye with fingernail, now it's bleeding. Small amnt of pain. Vision ok for now. Rinsed it out - still bleeding. What to do?

Cut my eye with fingernail, now it's bleeding. Small amnt of pain. Vision ok for now. Rinsed it out - still bleeding. What to do?

Corneal abrasion: Or you may need to go to an urgicare center, as corneal abrasions should not get infected or they can become problematic. If the cut is over your pupil, you definitely should have it evaluated so your vision does not get affected in the future. you may need an antibiotic cream to put on your eye and sometimes even a patch to help heal the area. ...Read more

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Entire white of eye turned red ferom poking eye with fingernail what can I use to get rid of redness?

Entire white of eye turned red ferom poking eye with fingernail what can I use to get rid of redness?

Please avoid it.: Many of my patients have been in a similar situation. Please avoid touching your eyes. The redness that you see is secondary to your excessive manipulations . It is simply a sign of of ocular inflammation. If you simply stop this habit , your conjunctiva will become clear again. I recommend few drops of lubrication at this point. ...Read more

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How Much Will Eye Surgery cost ? An what will Happen if I don't get eye surgery? For the fingernail removal ?

How Much Will Eye Surgery cost ? An what will Happen if I don't get eye surgery? For the fingernail removal ?

EYE SURGERY COST ETC: HAVE SEEN AN EYE SURGEON? DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE? IT SOUNDS AS IF YOU NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR VERY SOON. IF YOU DONT TAKE CARE OF IT RIGHT AWAY, IT WILL LEAD TO SEVERE COMPLICATIONS, INCLUDING BLINDNESS. PLEASE DO IT RIGHT AWAY! ...Read more

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I poke white part of my eye hour ago with fingernail while taking out contact.shows dark red spot that hurts will it stop hurting on its own ?

I poke white part of my eye hour ago with fingernail while taking out contact.shows dark red spot that hurts will it stop hurting on its own ?

Hemorrhage : Your white of your eye likely has a small hemorrhage from the mild eye trauma from pinching the contact lens. It's self limited & usually resolves in a week. The pain should resolve soon. Your eye may feel slight irritated though. Try frequent artificial tears (4-6 times). If your symptoms worsen with any change in vision, seek attention by your eye MD. ...Read more

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What might cause swelling in ankles, under eyes, and a red, purplish tint to fingernail beds? Also have some gastrointestinal trouble and pain rt ab.

What might cause swelling in ankles, under eyes, and a red, purplish tint to fingernail beds? Also have some gastrointestinal trouble and pain rt ab.

See your doctor: Your history has listed hypothyroid and diabetes on insulin pump; in addition, your symptoms are vague and can be caused by so many things. I would recommend making an appointment with your physician to discuss your symptoms. That way they can ask the proper f/u questions and better understand what you are noticing AND they can examine you (which is an important part when you are c/o abd pain) ...Read more

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The tips of my fingernails are yellow is this a fungal infection or jaundice? The whites of my eyes are normal so I don't know?

The tips of my fingernails are yellow is this a fungal infection or jaundice? The whites of my eyes are normal so I don't know?

Yellow nails: The tips of the nails can discolor as they get older simply as a matter of aging, jaundice has to do with your skin, which are active and living, dividing cells. The ends of the nails are no longer live cells, where you skin, for the most part is still alive and dividing cells... ...Read more