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Doctor insights on: Bluish Lips And Fingernails

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Paleness in my feet and hands and bluish lips. Poor circulation?

Paleness in my feet and hands and bluish lips. Poor circulation?

Temperature change: Can be caused by cool weather or air conditioning in sensitive people, ask your doctor if you have raynaud syndrome, smoking will make these symtoms worse. ...Read more

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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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My fingernails are rippled especially my thumb nails .

My fingernails are rippled especially my thumb nails .

Probably normal: If you are describing ridges that extend from your cuticle to the tip of your nail they are normal. They tend to become more common as you get older. ...Read more

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Why are my toes and fingers bluish?

Why are my toes and fingers bluish?

Usually low O2 SAT: Blood without oxygen looks bluish under skin. Blue lips in a cold pool are an example. Anxiety can decrease blood flow to extremities, but so can many more serious problems. See your doc if it persists. ...Read more

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What causes ridges and bumps on fingernails?

What causes ridges and bumps on fingernails?

It depends: Changes in fingernails can be indicative of an underlying medical disorder. Ridges or bumps can be related to iron deficiency. Anemia, lupus, heart disease, and thyroid disorders can also can changes to the fingernails. Fungal infection also can cause bumps and discoloration of the nailbed. ...Read more

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Why dose the skin on my lips look bluish and peel ?

Why dose the skin on my lips look bluish and peel ?

Thin and oil free: The skin on the lips is different from skin on the rest of your face. It appears bluish because capillaries and very small veins called venules all together give the appearance of more circulation than the rest of the facial skin. The peeling happens because there are no oil gland in the lips causing them to be chronically dry. Regular use of chap stick or something similar will decrease peeling. ...Read more

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Losing fingernails and discoloring?

Losing fingernails and discoloring?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What causes lips and finger nails depict blue in hypoxia ?

What causes lips and finger nails depict blue in hypoxia ?

Hgb saturation: Hemoglobin carries oxygen. Oxygenated or reduced or saturated hemoglobin look red (emission of lightwave). When the o2 does not occupy the ligands in hemoglobin, they change the rotation of light and look blue. When a certain amount of hemoglobin is desaturated or deoxygenated, we see blue, like in the veins.. ...Read more

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What cause finger nails and toenails to turn blue?

What cause finger nails and toenails to turn blue?

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 more

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What causes dark crusty areas and chappy lips?

What causes dark crusty areas and chappy lips?

Habit: Are you "licking" your lips, because they are sore. This strips off skin oils and promotes irritants. A constant use of a vapor barrier, for a few days may break the cycle. (basic vaseline, ect). ...Read more

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Swollen lips to pale lips?

Swollen lips to pale lips?

Food allergy: Most likely an allergy to something you have had in your mouth such as food, toothpaste , mouthrinse, gum, etc. ...Read more

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My hands are peeling and I work with paint thinner and little red bumps appear?

My hands are peeling and I work with paint thinner and little red bumps appear?

Dermatitis: There's a good chance that your skin is reacting to the paint thinner. Avoid chemical contact and see if skin gets better. If this is related to your job then have employer provide you with gloves and see your doctor to document this occupational illness/injury. ...Read more

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Hands and feet are always cold, nails turning a purplish color, what's wrong?

Hands and feet are always cold, nails turning a purplish color, what's wrong?

Probably nothing: There are many causes of cold extremities. You are too young for severe peripheral vascular disease. There are other conditions - reynauds - that can cause transient vascular spasm. Of course the other issue is that you live up north. If it is very bothersome i would suggest you check it out by your primary doc - if all ok - u will have to live with it, or consider moving south. ...Read more