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Blue Toenails Or Fingernails
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
Two year old has fingernails that turn blue and also ears, nose and toenail have come off. What can be causing this?
See Pediatrician now: I hope your 2 year old has not lost ears and nose as well as toenail! oh, i see, the fingernails, ears, and nose turn blue, and the toenail is what fell off! this could be a sign of serious problems with the heart/lungs, so you should have your child seen by a pediatrician with special care to evaluate the heart. Now. Referral to a pediatric heart specialist may be the next step. ...Read more
Vasoconstriction: Vasoconstriction of the vessels can cause nails to turn blue. Known as raynaud's phenomenon, the constriction causes a loss of bloodflow in the area and improper oxygenation. The bluish color is described sometimes cyanotic. Another cause of blue nails can be from trauma due to a subungual hematoma (blood blister under the nail). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is possible.: Some causes of nail separation may include trauma, infection, and reaction or side effect of certain medications. Have them evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Anonychia: Is the medical term for absence of fingernail(s) and/or toenail(s). ...Read more