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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Discoloration Fingertips

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Pain in right middle fingertip+ nail. No injuries, discoloration or disfigurement. More pain with cold/heat, less with NSAIDs. Ideas? Sudden pain

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

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Friend has burnt fingertips from soaking her fingertips in water, bleach, and lemon juice. No pain but discoloration...is it permanent? What to do?

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

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Bilateral edema in lower extremeties. Obese, dark discoloration on fingertips (not cynosis), dry scaly skin. PH of hypertension & hypothyroidism.

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

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Can an infected fingertip cause illness?

Can an infected fingertip cause illness?

Paronychia vs. Felon: The most common infection in the fingertip
area is a paronychia, which is at the nail margin on either or both sides. If the infection is deeper, this can form a so-called felon and be very painful, and could possibly endanger the rest of the finger. ...Read more

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Why does chemotherapy cause numbness on fingertips?

Why does chemotherapy cause numbness on fingertips?

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

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What can cause my fingertips and toes to feel icy cold?

What can cause my fingertips and toes to feel icy cold?

Raynaud's: A vasospasm of the small blood vessels supplying the toes is one reason. ...Read more

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My fingertips keep going numb. What are the possible causes?

My fingertips keep going numb. What are the possible causes?

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

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My left index fingertip is numb and has been for a day, what could cause that?

My left index fingertip is numb and has been for a day, what could cause that?

Possible neuropathy: Continuous symptoms of numbness is consistent with a compressed nerve
maybe at the carpal tunnel of further up your arm to you neck
if symptoms persist more than a few days I would advise seeing a hand surgeon or neurologist asap. ...Read more

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What causes a burning pain at fingertips?

What causes a burning pain at fingertips?

Several poss.: Several causes, including possible problems with: blood flow, nerve entrapment issues, diabetes, arthritis, etc. Best to get see and evaluated to determine your cause, best wishes. ...Read more

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What could cause purplish spots under my skin on my fingertips?

What could cause purplish spots under my skin on my fingertips?

Need to see: Diagnosing skin lesions is almost impossible without seeing them. You need to see your family doctor to diagnose them or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Suddenly my fingertips are peeling, and they look wrinkle at the tip. Do you know the cause and solution?

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

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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?

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

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What causes fingertips and toes to go numb when laying down?

What causes fingertips and toes to go numb when laying down?

Could be issue: With your back though the nerves to hands and feet would be at different locations in the spine. ...Read more

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What can cause your fingertips and the palms of your hands to turn blue?

What can cause your fingertips and the palms of your hands to turn blue?

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

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What are some causes of numbness in the fingertips? I'm having the problem in both hands.

What are some causes of numbness in the fingertips? I'm having the problem in both hands.

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