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Causes Of Fingertip Scarring
Can small fiber neuropathy cause hyperpigmented areas of the skin or cause skin changes of the leg?
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
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the cause of vertical ridges of finger nails leading to vertical split of nail? Any treatment?
Why numbness of the feet could result as one of the chronic complications of uncontrolled hyperglycemia?
I have a tiny bump under the skin. It's about a whole fingertip length away from my csection scar. I'm not sure what it is or if I should be worried?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has been having constant pain on his fingertips of both hands for a few weeks what could be the cause?
My lips and left fingertips are numb....What are possible causes? They stay numb but have no other noticable changes.
Numbness: The possibilities are too numerous. An adequate history and physical examination performed by your physician would help him to narrow down the possibilities. I always look for vitamin B12 and blood sugar disorders. Carpal tunnel syndrome, neck conditions, brainstem demyelinating or structural disorders, and less likely stroke or tumors. Check with your physician for actuate diagnosis. Be well. ...Read more
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