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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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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?

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?

Dermatology: Without seeing it in person, it's really hard to give you an accurate diagnosis on what it is, but I think it's probably a god sign that it doesn't hurt or bleed or cause you many problems. I would suggest you see a dermatologist and have them take a look at it and see what they think of the discoloration and if it's something you need to worry about. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Why would capilaries die in my fingertip?

Why would capilaries die in my fingertip?

Smoking: There is a disease called buerger disease that effects the small arteries and veins in the fingertips causing them of close. Smoking increases the incidence. We see it in men more often but smokers the most. Usually there is burning or numbness in the fingers or toes. If you smoke stop now. ...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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I have sudden tingling in my fingertips.?

I have sudden tingling in my fingertips.?

Several reasons: We all get tinfling in our fingers occasionally but if it stays or reoccurs frequently it is worth getting it checked out by your doc. ...Read more

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Why is there tingling in all of my fingertips?

Why is there tingling in all of my fingertips?

Nerve compression: You might be suffering from carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome. I would recommend an evaluation with a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the ways to rehab from a fingertip injury?

What are the ways to rehab from a fingertip injury?

Fingertip injury: A good physical therapist with an interest in hand rehabilitation therapy would be a good approach. Call a local pt or ask the pts at your local hospital. ...Read more

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