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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 would: It is possible that you are developing an infection around the nail ...Read more
My fingernails hurt when i wash hands in warm water. No discoloration or visible problems. If i put on nail polish i don't feel pain.
Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?
Nail bruising: After trauma to nail, it one can get a pooling of blood under the nail (subungual hematoma) which gives the nail a purple/maroon discoloration. If injury is recent and there is pain, please see dermatologist right away. It may be necessary to drain the blood from under nail. Whether nail will be lost depends on how much trauma and how much blood presses on junction between nail plate and bed. ...Read more
My daughter is 5 and I habe knotice her finger nails are peeling from the cuticles, there is no discoloration, or dryness?
Biting them?: It sounds like she is biting or chewing on them. Try something to keep her from biting them, like pepper juice. ...Read more
Consider psoariasis: Especially nail has little pits too.Get a more detailed answer ›
Soft nails: A number of concubines can result in linear striations poor nutritional state, low vitamin levels. Two products which can strengthen the nails are deramanail and genedur. The addition of oral digestive enzymes is useful for strengthening weak nails according dr jonathan wright of the tahoma clinic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There's a dent in the middle of my fingernail, it almost looks like it collapsed, its the best I could describe it. What could this be?
Trauma vs inflam'n: Indentation in the nail plate is generally caused by injury to the nail matrix, which sits under the skin where the nail grows out (opposite end to the free edge of the nail called proximal nail fold). So, either trauma (ie from picking) or inflammation (ie chronic eczema, or psoriasis) can cause nail plate abnormality. To avoid permanent scarring, see your dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of reasons: When you say "lines" it is difficult to say as there are many types of lines. The most common lines seen are longitudinal (running along the length of the nail). More specifically, longitudinal melanonychia means dark lines along the nails. This can be variant of normal, particularly in persons with dark skin. However, any new line of pigmentation should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
My fingernails turn completely white occasionally then return pink then get white again, is this a nerve disorder?
No: This sounds like raynaud's phenomenon which is a blood vessel problem. Generally it is not dangerous unless you spend time out in the cold. You need to be very careful about keeping your fingers and toes warm. There are medications that can help the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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