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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Other symptoms?: Usually this is due to wear-and-tear to the area of skin and subsequent regeneration. Other possibilities include contact dermatitis, fungal/bacterial infection, eczema, vitamin deficiency or toxicity (too much). Associated pain or itching, redness, blisters, pus could be signs of these other medical problems. ...Read more
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
Finger pains? : Hmmm.. Is this a new pain? How long has it lasted? Any fever? Take a look at his hands, do they look discolored? Either pale, or blue? How do they feel to touch? Cool? Or warm? Look at the joints, do they look normal? Or swollen? Any redness overlying a joint? These are some initial questions. Happy to consult with photos in a prime visit. A visit to his pediatrician otherwise is in order! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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