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Blue Fingernail Beds
This morning i began shaking and my fingernails where blue. I wasn't cold. Feel better when setting?
Yes: The color changes in a raynaud's attack are "white" when the blood supply is decreased, then "blue" when the oxygen is mostly used up due to decreased blood flow being unable to bring in enough new oxygen, and finally "red" when the vessels relax and there is a reaction with an above-normal amount of blood flowing to the fingers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibilities: This could be from trauma (like bruising), vascular compromise (diminished blood flow), damaged nerves, or more specific conditions like raynaud's (usually associated with autoimmune diseases). Talk to your primary care physician first and a referral will most likely follow based on his/her findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No : Only with nail polish! the fingers and nails may go through the red, white and blue cycle. Sometimes we miss it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it cold: You probably have raynaud's. The hands change color when exposed to temperature change. ...Read more
Need more informatio: We can not really answer your question, we need more information as to how old she is, has she had any medical problem since she was born, does she have any other symptoms bluish nails need to be examined to make sure theseare blue, and if these are blue it can be due to cyanosis or some other causes and needs to be diagnosed.So check with your pediatrician or your family doctor. ...Read more
If you have...: Artificial nails, remove them. A common cause is damage from the adhesive applied to hold the acrylics. Then, keep your nails away from soap & water and harsh chemicals as much as possible (wear gloves). Take biotin (one of the b vitamins) 5000 units per day. Use nail polish, either one color coat or 2 clear coats. Be patient, it may take several weeks to bring your nails back to normal. ...Read more
Not likely: Nails or skin under nails? I can not think of a way to change color of your nails, but skin under nails typically reflects amount of oxygen being carried by red cells. Bright red means full of oxygen and blue means depleted. Other disorders can also cause discoloration, but if new or associated with shortness of breath will need an explanation soon. ...Read more
The beds of my fingernails are a bluish purple color. And my toenails are also a grayish color. Even when I warn them they are still that color?
How blue?: Discoloration of the fingernails has many causes - this may be a normal variant. Sometimes, this can be indicative of a low amount of hemoglobin or oxygen in the blood. It may be a good idea to check some bloodwork. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why are my fingernails blue? They're not cold at all, just blue. Are blue fingernails always a sign of a heart problem? Pict >> http://goo.Gl/hsf6w
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