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Causes Of Discoloration Fingertips
Pain in right middle fingertip+ nail. No injuries, discoloration or disfigurement. More pain with cold/heat, less with NSAIDs. Ideas? Sudden pain
Trauma?: This sounds an injury (probably occurred 1-2 days earlier) which may not be noted by you since it is helped by NSAID. However if the problem fails to improve in another week, check with your doctor. ...Read more
Friend has burnt fingertips from soaking her fingertips in water, bleach, and lemon juice. No pain but discoloration...is it permanent? What to do?
Use antibiotic cream: Consult your physician and pharmacist- the discoloation can be from the strane combination of bleach (??), lemon juice and burned skin- see a physician, ...Read more
I have on my pinkie fingertip an orange discoloration, it doesn't hurt or itch. Haven't smashed my hand or frostbite ever. Been there now for 2 years?
Finger lesion: A picture would help but could be a stain or a callous ...Read more
Bilateral edema in lower extremeties. Obese, dark discoloration on fingertips (not cynosis), dry scaly skin. PH of hypertension & hypothyroidism.
Need to examine:
Given the multiple disorders, it would be prudent to see a doctor to exclude cellulitis. As you probably know, losing weight would do lot of good, not easy, but essential. Are you taking your medications for thyroid and hypertension, take the meds regularly.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
It depends: Numbness can be caused by many reasons. Some of the chemo drugs can cause peripheral neuropathy which can menifest as numbness and tingling, usually affecting both the toes and the fingers. It is usually progressive and can get worse with each treatment, so you should let your oncologist know about it and decide when to modify your treatment to prevent this problem from worsening. ...Read more
Raynaud's: A vasospasm of the small blood vessels supplying the toes is one reason. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more
4 12 hours my left index fingertip has been feeling funny tingly not cold still has feeling but extra sensitive feeling more than other fingers cause?
Consider: Raynauds.Get a more detailed answer ›
Strep?: Could it be a staph or strep infection? Please have pt checked out. ...Read more
Suddenly my fingertips are peeling, and they look wrinkle at the tip. Do you know the cause and solution?
WRINKLED FINGERTIPS: Wrinkled fingertips occur when you take a hot -- or a long -- shower or bath. When you come out of the water, the tips of your fingers look like prunes. Right? Not to worry. It's a natural phenomenon and a complicated mechanical one as well. It cannot be explained in only 400 bytes! Just know that it's not serious & almost everyone responds the same way. Harsh soaps will also aggravate it. ...Read more
For months now my fingertips have been creased/wrinkled even when they're not in water (looks like they have been). What might cause this?
Various factors: Make sure you are eating a healthy diet. Plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, moderate amounts of lean meats, and plenty of water....8-10 glasses a day. Also, watch your exposure to the sun.... Use plenty of sunscreen when you are outside. Lastly, find a good moisturizing cream and use it daily. All of this should help, but it will take some time. If you need more help, seek out a dermatologist. ...Read more
Could be issue: With your back though the nerves to hands and feet would be at different locations in the spine. ...Read more
Raynauds: It could be several things but raynauds should be considered. Environmental triggers such as exposure to cold can lead this over-reactive response. However, stress can also be a trigger and lead to the symptoms of reynauds. If your symptoms are bothering you significantly you should be seen by your doctor. Vascular surgeons, rheumatologists, and many primary care doctors can help you deal with this disorder. ...Read more
Pinched Nerve: The most common cause of tingling in the fingers is a pinched nerve and this can come from carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the wrist cubital tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the elbow or a cervical radiculopathy which is a pinched nerve at the neck. ...Read more