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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Fingertip Scarring

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What are the causes of lung scarring?

What are the causes of lung scarring?

Smoking: The most common cause is smoking. Certain diseases like TB can also leave permanent scars in your lungs. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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What causes clubbing of the fingers?

What causes clubbing of the fingers?

Chronic lack of O2: A chronic lack of oxygen is a common cause of clubbing. ...Read more

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What can cause scarring in the base of lungs?

What can cause scarring in the base of lungs?

Inflammation: Scarring at the base of the lungs is a common finding on Chest Xray. Any source of inflammation or injury in the lung can cause scarring, including smoking, pneumonia, tuberculosis, pulmonary fibrosis, and more. ...Read more

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Which kidney diseases will cause clubbing of the fingers?

Which kidney diseases will cause clubbing of the fingers?

Well,: Usually chronic respiratory problems such as emphysema cause this. Finger clubbing is not really seen with kidney disease. However, kidney disease can cause a build-up of nitrogen waste products in the blood, which can damage nails. ...Read more

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What can cause clubbing of the fingers besides the obvious chronic hypoxemia?

What can cause clubbing of the fingers besides the obvious chronic hypoxemia?

Clubbing...: Clubbing is a nonspecific finding that can be seen in both benign and malignant conditions. Often clubbing is related to an intrathoracic process particularly involving the heart or lungs. ...Read more

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What causes blackness at the end of a scar?

What causes blackness at the end of a scar?

Blood or pigment: It depends on what caused the scar and what was on the skin prior to the injury. If it was a pigmented lesion you should have it evaluated by your dermatologist. At any rate have it evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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What causes sudden heated blush and swelling of various areas of the hand, knuckles, and fingers?

What causes sudden heated blush and swelling of various areas of the hand, knuckles, and fingers?

Rash: That sounds like urticaria, but is hard to tell by description only. Urticaria is a reaction to various things and is usually itchy. Antihistamines work the best, but if worsening or any facial swelling or difficulty breathing please see a physician, and it's best to go right to the er if that seems to be happening. We only figure out what causes it 25% of the time. Check online for pictures. ...Read more

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What are the causes & remedies of dryness of penis skin?

What are the causes & remedies of dryness of penis skin?

If its it typical: Dryness and not some underlying skin disorder or sexually transmitted disease it is not a major concern. Hydrate well and use a body lotion once or twice a day to the area. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive drying of skin around edge of lips and knuckes of hand?

What can cause excessive drying of skin around edge of lips and knuckes of hand?

Hand washing : Commonest are hand washing nail biting nail pulling these can can so severe leading to erosions or bleeding make sure that public does understand that pt cannot help this and these are completely out of their control unless they get treatment. ...Read more

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What causes itchy spot in pubic region? No visual signs of irritation, redness or peeling but the base of a few of the hair follicles look dry?

What causes itchy spot in pubic region? No visual signs of irritation, redness or peeling but the base of a few of the hair follicles look dry?

Dry skin: Thanks for your question! Sounds like it may be a little dry skin. Taking cooler showers can help. You may want to also try and moisturizer too! ...Read more

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Causes of temporary finger weakness?

Causes of temporary finger weakness?

Consider: A migraine aura, prior to headaches; a true transient ischemic attack due to blocked blood flow; a transient nerve compression at wrist, elbow, or neck; a problem with nerve and muscle connections, such as myasthenia. If an ongoing problem see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes blackness at the end of a tkr scar?

What causes blackness at the end of a tkr scar?

Hemosiderin: Often bleeding into the subcutaneous tissues occur at the time of surgery. Blood has a pigment called hemosiderin which is left in the skin when the blood is resorbed. This causes a darken area of skin. ...Read more

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What is the cause of vertical ridges of finger nails leading to vertical split of nail? Any treatment?

What is the cause of vertical ridges of finger nails leading to vertical split of nail? Any treatment?

Normal: As people age it is normal to get vertical ridgesand splitting of the nails. Some people believe that if you use a moisturizer around the cuticles this will help. ...Read more

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What are causes of alveolar wall damage in copd?

What are causes of alveolar wall damage in copd?

Imbalance: We have chemicals called proteases which can break down tissue and anti-proteases which turn them off. People susceptible to COPD have an excess of proteolytic enzymes which break down the alveolar wall over time. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of thumb nail pain?

What are the possible causes of thumb nail pain?

Trauma most common: Injury would be the most common cause. It can be caused by infections around the nail (paronychia) or rarely by tumors under the nail. It is difficult to be any more precise than this without examining your thumb. ...Read more

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Can chiari malformation cause burning sensation of the skin leading to rash?

Can chiari malformation cause burning sensation of the skin leading to rash?

No: A Chiari malformation cannot cause your rash. I would see your physician or a dermatologist determine the cause of your rash. ...Read more

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Why numbness of the feet could result as one of the chronic complications of uncontrolled hyperglycemia?

Why numbness of the feet could result as one of the chronic complications of uncontrolled hyperglycemia?

Diabetic neuropathy: High uncontrolled blood sugars cause damage to the micro vasculature to the nerves. This decreased blood flow to the nerves damages them causing the sensation of numbness and tingling. As the damage worsens you get chronic pain in the nerve distribution. ...Read more

Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

Cicatrix = wound scar due to formation & ...Read more