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Dark Spots Under Fingernails
I have a thin dark scaly spot on my areola. I can scrape it off easily with my fingernail and by the next day, its back. It's not eczema or psoriasis.
See dermatologist: You need to see a dermatologist. It may not be significant but could be marker of more significant problem. ...Read more
Hi, next to my middle fingernail is a dark green spot under the skin. Its not under the nail, just next to it. It really hurts when I pressure it.?
Bruise: Fading bruise or infection. Use of anagesics and observation, If no improvement MD visit ...Read more
I poke white part of my eye hour ago with fingernail while taking out contact. Shows dark red spot that hurts will it stop hurting on its own?
Hemorrhage: Your white of your eye likely has a small hemorrhage from the mild eye trauma from pinching the contact lens. It's self limited & usually resolves in a week. The pain should resolve soon. Your eye may feel slight irritated though. Try frequent artificial tears (4-6 times). If your symptoms worsen with any change in vision, seek attention by your eye MD. ...Read more
I have dark spots on my index finger nail that are not going away. I also have what appears to be a bruise or blood under the pad. It hurts to touch.?
I notice dark spot under foot finger nail 2 weeks ago & 2 months ago a dark mark on leg & some dry skin patches on all my body random area transparent?
Unusual: Unusual can't give any diagnosis or advice without seeing this. Recomend Healthtap pictures and consult or face-to-face consult with Primary care Doc ...Read more
White Spots Nails: Difficult to answer without seeing these. It sounds as if it might be a harmless superficial fungous infection. Or, perhaps, from a nail cosmetic you may be using. See a dermatologist if you are worried about them. ...Read more
Can be a lot: Fingernail disorders can be wide and varied as far as causes. Dermatologists are experts in fingernail diseases. White markings, called leukonychia, can be caused by trauma, infections, drugs, or other systemic diseases. ...Read more
See below: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
I have white spots on 7 of my fingernails, some on more fingernails than others. What underlying diseases could cause this?
Very unlikely.: White spots on nails are normally due to everyday sorts of trauma, such as knocking your nail against a hard surface. They disappear over time. In the rare instance that they don't, a superficial fungal infection may be present, and that would require the attention of a dermatologist. ...Read more
A few months white spots appeared on my right index fingernail. Right now the spots are gone but it left it feeling rough. Please how and why did this happen to me? And how do I fix my it?
Wrong question: You want to know about rough spots on nails. The white spots are harmless and not a sign of anything. Forget about the white spots. There are many of causes for nail changes. If it is important, see a dermatologist, who will look at your skin & nails while asking you many questions. Meanwhile you can use a moisturizer cream and rub in at least 5 times a day. ...Read more
Let me explain: They're called "leukonychia" and are very common. Most of the time the white spots simply are a sign of some past injury to the matrix (base) of your nails. By the time the white spot shows up (about six weeks after the injury) you've probably forgotten all about banging or knocking your fingers. Sometimes, the injury can stem from a manicure that put excessive pressure on the base of the nails. ...Read more
Uncertain meaning: The white flecks in nails most often represent trauma of some sort It need not be major trauma but a banging of the nails as in strumming a guitar etc Sometimes a low magnesium level can cause this as well. Simply taking a good daily multivitamin may help this if it is an issue ...Read more
What are whte spots under fingernails? I am 61 years old taking aspirn and nitroderm patches. 5 from 8am to 8pm. Thank you.
Various causes: White spots of the fingernails are common and may be due to protein deficiency, calcium deficiency, zinc deficiency, liver, disease, kidney disease et al. I don't think they're from your medications. They're probably not due to any major health problem in your case, but it is a good idea to take a multivitamin with minerals and include calcium in your diet. Your md can advise you best, however. ...Read more
Possibly: Clubbing can be related to many pulmonary conditions, including emphysema and cancer. What is obviously concerning is that your doctor saw 'spots' on your lungs (by an xray I would presume). You need to make sure that you are scheduled for further work up soon. And you need to STOP SMOKING! It's the best thing you can do for your body. ...Read more
My fingernails look discolored and always break. I also have white spots on multiple finger beds. What can I do to make them look healthier?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more
I have white spots all over all my fingernails, multiple spots on every one and they continue to mulitply and come back, even when the nail grow out! I?
Be gentle to nails!: This article is great because it discusses different nail issues. What you describe, leukonychia, is thought to be due to injury of the nail bed. Years ago, nutrition was the suspect, from dietary zinc to calcium. http://www. Express. Co.uk/life-style/health/190755/Nails-Facts-everyone-should-have-at-their-fingertips ...Read more
I have white spots on 7 of my fingernails & some have 3 spots on one nail. I know it is common but should I be worried? Last manicure was 5 months ago
Relax: White dots in finger nails signify previous minor injuries to the cuticle. They gradually grow out with the nail over about 6 months. Isotretinoin, usually taken for 20 weeks, causes temporary dryness of skin, moucous membranes, eyes, hair, nails, etc. Headache is worse if you take vitamins with vit a (not food): avoid vit. Pills while on isotretinoin. You may need to reduce the dose or even stop. ...Read more
Had pimples on my face, I crushed those by fingernails Now there are black spots. I tried BetnovateN but it's not working. Which cream will remove it?
No crush treatment: Thank u for your question. It would be nice to see a picture, but these black spots could be increase pigment as result of betnovate or healing tissues. There are many options yet. Stop using betnovate and see dermatologist. There are pills and creams that could help with further pimples. Do not crush them yourselves. ...Read more
Dermatologist question about brown spots on my legs... I am getting brown spots on my legs that are up to the size of a dime. They are circular or oval shaped, are very slightly raised have a rough texture. If I run my fingernail sideways along my skin I
Sounds like seborrhe: Ic keratoses. I would see dermatologist for annual check up and they can discuss how to remove or leave if they are benign and just SK's ...Read more
One cannot know: One cannot not know the nature of your specific nail condition without visualization. Dermatologists are specialist when it comes to nail disease. Serious nail disorders include infection, tumors, or systemic disease. ...Read more
I noticed a small, few millimeters wide yellow spot under my fingernail and I'm not sure what it is?
Unfortunately we: Won't be able to tell you either since we can not see it. See a health care provider for an evaluation and examination. ...Read more
I have a yellow thing inside my fingernail with a white spot next to it what is is how do I treat it?
White spots under: The fingernail are a sign of superficial injury occurring to the nail root, the part under your finger skin before the nail erupts. Perhaps there was some bleeding and resolving blood left a little yellow/hemosiderin tinge. If it doesn't hurt, you can just watch it and wait for it to grow out. It doesn't sound like there is a foreign body/splinter under there, but if you have any question, see Doc. ...Read more
WHITE SPOT NAIL:
WITHOUT SEEING YOUR NAIL, I CAN TELL YOU THAT IT IS NOT SERIOUS.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT?
HOW BIG IS THIS "BIG WHITE SPOT"?
DID YOU INJURE IT LATELY?
IF YOU ARE WORRIED, SEE A DERMATOLOGIST WHO WILL REASSURE YOU ABOUT IT.
BEST LUCK. . . ...Read more
Pimple like spot behind a fingernail \u0026 a very hot \u0026 painful finger? This is the 2nd finger in a week.
This can be a very important problem, because there are various infections around the nail which need to be treated immediately. Some of these which are bacterial infections are actually called "felons" by dermatologists.
But there are many possibilities for this, and I believe that you should see the dermatologist immediately. We take care of skin hair and nails. ...Read more
Brown/yellow growing spot under fingernail near cuticle. Could it be fungus if it is where the cuticle is?
Absolutely,: See dermatologist for absolute diagnosis and prescription treatment ...Read more
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