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Blue Nails (Overview)

Occur when the tissue under the nail appears blue & may be due to low level of oxygen circulation (cyanosis) or due to ^'ed levels of an abnormal type of hemoglobin in the blood.


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Getting blue nails, is it always due to cold?

Getting blue nails, is it always due to cold?

CYANOSIS: Blue nails when asthmatic is ominous sign of lack of o2 or hypoxemia. It is a red zone and go to er at once! ...Read more

Blue Nails (Overview)

Occur when the tissue under the nail appears blue & may be due to low level of oxygen circulation (cyanosis) or due to ^'ed levels of an abnormal type of hemoglobin in the blood.


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Do bulimics get blue nails?

Blue nails: Blue nails, or more formally azure lunula, are characterized by a blue discoloration of the lunulae, seen in argyria and cases of hepatolenticular degeneration (wilson's disease), also having been reported in hemoglobin m disease and hereditary acrolabial telangiectases.
In wilson's disease the blue color involves the lunula (most intense pigmentation) and fades proximally. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Nail Fungus (Checklist)

Thin out thickened toe nails and keep nails short
Monthly
Apply a topical antifungal
Once
Avoid sharing personal nail care instruments
Once
Avoid tight shoes
Once
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Getting blue nails, is it always due to cold?

CYANOSIS: Blue nails when asthmatic is ominous sign of lack of o2 or hypoxemia. It is a red zone and go to er at once! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Blue nails?

Blue nails: Occur when the tissue under the nail appears blue & may be due to low level of oxygen circulation (cyanosis) or due to ^'ed levels of an abnormal type of hemoglobin in the blood. ...Read more

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Overcoming Nail Biting (Checklist)

Trim and file your nails daily
Daily
Carry a file with you to deal with snags as soon as possible
Once
Get a weekly manicure
Weekly
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Do bulimics get blue nails?

Blue nails: Blue nails, or more formally azure lunula, are characterized by a blue discoloration of the lunulae, seen in argyria and cases of hepatolenticular degeneration (wilson's disease), also having been reported in hemoglobin m disease and hereditary acrolabial telangiectases.
In wilson's disease the blue color involves the lunula (most intense pigmentation) and fades proximally. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is their a reason why I have blue nails?

Blue nails: Blue nails, or more formally azure lunula, are characterized by a blue discoloration of the lunulae, seen in argyria and cases of hepatolenticular degeneration (wilson's disease), also having been reported in hemoglobin m disease and hereditary acrolabial telangiectases.
In wilson's disease the blue color involves the lunula (most intense pigmentation) and fades proximally. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
once
Do not dig into the corners when you cut your nails
once
Avoid harsh chemicals
Once
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Is it normal for an infant to have blue nails?

Is it normal for an infant to have blue nails?

No: Blue nails may be realted to cardiac function. This is called cyanosis and is an indicator of inability of heart to oxygenate the blood due to possible cardiac defect. It may also be related to an entity known as osteogensis imperfecta. This is an obnormality of skeletal formation. ...Read more

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Blue nails, pain in chest/shoulder for months upon any sort of deep breathing. Can't sleep b/c of pain... Have lupus. Thank you?

Blue nails, pain in chest/shoulder for months upon any sort of deep breathing. Can't sleep b/c of pain... Have lupus. Thank you?

You may have Raynaud: Syndrome. Lupus is one cause. Please refer to this article from Mayo clinic. Hope it helps.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/raynauds-disease/basics/causes/con-20022916 ...Read more

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My symptoms are (5 months): extreme shortness of breath, chest pain, pain while breathing, very high heart rate, blue nails. Normal hearttests, d dimer?

My symptoms are (5 months): extreme shortness of breath, chest pain, pain while breathing, very high heart rate, blue nails. Normal hearttests, d dimer?

Possible lung dz: These symptoms can be lung related if indeed heart tests are normal. The heart tests needed are a stress test and ECHO. Lung tests would be a X ray, lung function tests to rule out asthma, COPD or other primary lung disease. Also need to rule out other problems such as anemia or other systemic diseases. Suggest PCP and pulmonary consultations to start ...Read more

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What is meaning of blue nails in pregnancy?

What is meaning of blue nails in pregnancy?

Poor oxidation: (i assume natural and not painted) it means that oxygen delivery by the blood is poor. See your OB asap. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hypoxia but normal s02?! ; shortness of breath, blue nails, clubbing fingernails, pale/gray skin, tachycardia, fatigue, anxious. No anemia,

Symptoms of hypoxia but normal s02?! ; shortness of breath, blue nails, clubbing fingernails, pale/gray skin, tachycardia, fatigue, anxious. No anemia,

Need ABG....: You need to get an arterial blood gas test (ABG) to see what your oxygen level is. There are many factors that could render a pulse ox test inaccurate. In order to get an accurate measure of your oxygen level, and to see if the pulse ox test is accurate or not, have your doctor order an ABG. The test can be done as an outpatient. Good luck!! ...Read more

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SOB, chestpain, extreme fatigue, tachycardia, irregular/weak pulse, blue nails, now swollen abdomen/feets. Normal echo 7 months ago? Ok spirometry/d dimer.

SOB, chestpain, extreme fatigue, tachycardia, irregular/weak pulse, blue nails, now swollen abdomen/feets. Normal echo 7 months ago? Ok spirometry/d dimer.

MANY, MANY PROBLEMS: YOU SHOULD SEE A DOCTOR, PREFERABLY YOUR INTERNIST WITH ALL DELIBERATE SPEED!
HOPE ALL TURNS OUT WELL. . . ...Read more

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Does normal chest x-ray rule out rightsided heartfailure? SOB, chestpain, tachycardia, blue nails, pale, extreme fatigue, weak arms/legs, swollen.

Does normal chest x-ray rule out rightsided heartfailure? SOB, chestpain, tachycardia, blue nails, pale, extreme fatigue, weak arms/legs, swollen.

Not at all: A CXR is minimally helpful in the diagnosis of right sided HF. An echocardiogram is the test of choice along with a thorough history and physical examination. ...Read more

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SOB, chestpain, extreme fatigue, tachycardia, blue nails, swollen abdomen/legs. Ok ecg, echo (was done before swelling), chest xray, d-dimer.?

SOB, chestpain, extreme fatigue, tachycardia, blue nails, swollen abdomen/legs. Ok ecg, echo (was done before swelling), chest xray, d-dimer.?

Clinically, urgent..: The described clinical picture represents an urgent need for attention despite being ok in ECG, echo... So, don't wait and bring the baby for urgent evaluation and care. ...Read more

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SOB, chestpain, tachycardia, weak pulse, swollen abdomen/legs, blue nails, fatigue. Ok ecg's, echo (taken before swelling), chest xray, d-dimer.

SOB, chestpain, tachycardia, weak pulse, swollen abdomen/legs, blue nails, fatigue. Ok ecg's, echo (taken before swelling), chest xray, d-dimer.

Mgt: You should be evaluated right away by a Cardiologist.
Your symptoms may be related to a cardiac condition. I would advise having your BP checked on both sides, standing and lying down. Your pulse oximetry will be checked at the same time.
Your symptoms may be related to a number of conditions, but cardiac conditions must be ruled out. ...Read more

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I have a blue nail, vanish with compression, It started after flue. What is the most possible cause? 27 years old, without any medical history.

I have a blue nail, vanish with compression, It started after flue. What is the most possible cause? 27 years old, without any medical history.

See a doctor: You need to go and see a doctor blue nail means most of the time poor oxygenation in the blood so go and get check by a doctor ...Read more

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Can cyanosis, blue nail beds occur when a person is dying?

Can cyanosis, blue nail beds occur when a person is dying?

Cyanosis in nail bed: Yes, cyanosis can occur in the late stages of life and represents a lack of oxygen getting into the blood. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

Cyanosis: Cyanosis can be a manifestation of a systemic diease
see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can recurrent pulmonary embolism cause chronic hypoxia and clubbing nails? I have symptoms of pulmonary embolism with blue clubbing nails. Ok d dimer.

Can recurrent pulmonary embolism cause chronic hypoxia and clubbing nails? I have symptoms of pulmonary embolism with blue clubbing nails. Ok d dimer.

I suppose it is: Possible, but have your doctor look for other causes such as structural heart or lung disease. Clubbing can be a sign of longstanding hypoxia, but it is really non-specific. The only way to tell for sure whether or not you have pulmonary emboli is with CT angiogram or pulmonary angiogram. Both are invasive tests, so your doctor will order them only if there is a high clinical suspicion. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, fatigue and purplish blue finger nails, what does this sound like?

Shortness of breath, fatigue and purplish blue finger nails, what does this sound like?

Shortness of breath: Make sure you are not suffering from gross anemia (low blood hemoglobin).You need full physical exam and lab work-up. Please consult your physician. ...Read more

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10 years exposure of toxic black mold. Suffer from all kinds of symptoms. Lately really bad breathing with chestpain, blue clubbing nails. Lung Cancer?

10 years exposure of toxic black mold. Suffer from all kinds of symptoms. Lately really bad breathing with chestpain, blue clubbing nails. Lung Cancer?

Not necessarily: You need to be evaluated and followed up by pulmonologists and allergists, given the few information you provided, unfortunately we cannot be of much help on this platform except guiding you which way to go, good luck ...Read more

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Smashed tip of finger up to, but not including, joint. No fracture on X-ray. No blue on nail. Swollen on fingerprint side. How do I relieve pressure?

Smashed tip of finger up to, but not including, joint. No fracture on X-ray. No blue on nail. Swollen on fingerprint side. How do I relieve pressure?

You can't: Paul, there is no procedure to remove the pressure. You can try icing the finger (bagged frozen peas for 20 min at a time), and antiinflammatories. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My pinky has been hurting for about 5 years and now its turning blue from the nail I want to know why please help?

My pinky has been hurting for about 5 years and now its turning blue from the nail I want to know why please help?

Have you checked: Has a hand surgeon looked at it? As I a, m a plastic surgeon also hand surgeon we would need to elvaluate you to give you an answer. ...Read more

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If under my toenail it turns black and blue will the nail fall off?

If under my toenail it turns black and blue will the nail fall off?

Not necessarily.: No doubt there has been trauma to the toe and the bruise is trapped under the nail. Depending on how extensive the bruise is and the pressure it may have caused will make a difference as to whether you'll loose the nail or if it will quiet down after proper first aid. ...Read more