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I have a damaged nail bed and a ridge down the nail that keeps splitting. Is there anything I can do?
Dermatologist.: Your best bet would be to have a visit with a Dermatologist. This could represent a vitamin/mineral deficiency or an inflammatory condition which can be elucidated through testing. ...Read more
How do I cure nail bed coming away from nails, my nails are healthy and strong but this is unsightly please help.
I bit my nails before & now the nails are growing but not attaching to nail bed therefore they break easily. Anything I can do to reattach it?
Infection?: You might have a nail infection which prevents the nail from growing normally. Talk to you doctor to see if he can help you. ...Read more
Tape it in place: I take it that this was an injury. Sometimes the nail is loose completely and you can just remove the remainder. Sometimes it lifts up only partially, and is still fixed in some part. You can either just clean it and tape it in place till it falls off by itself, or have it removed under local by your doctor. ...Read more
My toenail has fallen off 3xs now from trauma 2 yrs ago, nailbed seems to have shrunk down. Will I Ever get a normal nail back or is it forever fugly?
My big toenail is brown in color towards the top of the nail. Half of it fell off about 2 months ago but It grew back. Somewhat painful around nailbed?
Brown toenail w/pai:
May be a hematoma collection of blood under the toe nail due to trauma (like running), or fungus rarely if the brown area did not change in 2-4 monthe may be melanoma (very rarely) Would follow up with podiatrist.
https://www. Drugs. Com/health-guide/toenail-fungus-onychomycosis. Html ...Read more
Hi, my toenail got ripped off 2 days ago. What can I apply to the raw nailbed to prevent infections and do I cover the nail or leave it open? Thanks
Keep it clean: Hello, keep your nail bed clean by washing it with warm water and soap and then applying a disinfectant. Then check to see if it is red, swollen and having pus coming out. If so then it may already be infect and may need more treatment like antibiotics. If not hygiene and covering it with clean gauze and preventing trauma to the area will suffice. ...Read more
I had a hangnail infection, went to er and had cut open near the nailbed and drained. How long for numbness to go away? Been 18 hours, w/ Marcaine
8 TO 12 HOURS: Numbness due to Marcaine usually last up to 8-12hours but it may last longer up to 24 hours if it is used with epineephrine ...Read more
had an ingrown toenail removal a few weeks ago, where half of my nail was removed. There seems to be a small white tender blister on nailbed.
Was the nail: Removal use in conjunction with phenol? For a permanent nail avulsion? If so, that would cause or show a white blister or area from the use of the chemical. ...Read more
Purple Haze?: These lines may be of little or no significance and there may be nothing you can do. But to find out, and remove all doubt, consult with a dermatologist of foot doctor. More information is needed to sole the issue. ...Read more
Will a ripped nail bed reattach, if not will it grow back? How long until I can be sure it’s safe from infection for good?
Yes: It will regrow. Wash with soap and water. Keep dry. And covered. ...Read more
Hallo Dr, I have lost a toemail after bumping it. The I pulled the nail off as it was completely loose. I now see a watery discharge from thr nail bed?
Nail bed: Once your nail bed heals you should not see the serous liquid anymore. ...Read more
Nail: Bandage nail for protection. Allow the new nail to grow in till the present nail drops off. ...Read more
Tore nail halfway down bottom left corner pulled from under cuticle - will it reattach and is medium red colored nail bed underneath torn nail normal?
Yes.: More than likely yes and yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
What's the best way to care for nail bed when the fingernail has been torn completely off? It happened about 14 hrs ago, still bleeding, is this normal
Keep nail bed clean: If the nail was completely removed with out damaging the nail bed you will probably grow a normal nail ideally., the nail can be put back in place to prevent the skin from healing to the nail bed. It might be worthwhile to see a hand surgeon. ...Read more
8 month old got debris from hardwood flooring - not actually wood but hardened top coat- lodged between nail and nail bed. Attempt to remove from dr who used nail bed raiser just pushed it further. Can I just let it grow out? No pain.
Options: One option may be letting it work its way out if there is no infection., The other is to have it surgically removed by creating a small V in the nail and directly removing it in an exposed position. Forceps have a tendency to advance foreign bodies. Keep the area clean and make sure immunizations are current. All the best. ...Read more
Have dark/black in spots discoloration in big toe nail bed diagonally cuticle to tip. Now it’s painful in toe below cuticle. Fungus or worse?
See a podiatrist.: Hard to tell from your description. Could be several things. Get it seen. ...Read more
Earlier this evening I punctured or stabbed my big toe running on the beach. It went very deep under my nail bed. It is throbbing, bleed a little, I p?
I have Onycholysis, lifting of the nails from the nail bed on the majority of my fingers. I take Neurontin and keflex. Can other of these be the cause?
Nails raised: Not likely. Send pictures and we should talk. ...Read more
My finger nails have been falling off from the cuticle and the nail bed with a layer still intact. The part that comes off turns white. My finger tips also become sensitive/sore.
My thumb nail bed is sore to touch. If I bump it....the pain is excuriating as if I am going to pass out. What could be wrong? MRI shows nothing.
Consider...: The most painful nail abnormalities are blood under the nail from trauma, infection and a benign glomus tumor. These tumor are quite small and can be easily missed with a standard MRI of the hand. Many MRI sites are set up for larger body parts and not nail disorders. You may ask your Doctor for a re-evaluation and then a repeat MRI using a small hand coil, with and without contrast. ...Read more
Help! Left ring finger sharp pain on side of nail bed towards middle finger. Super sensitive to touch and cold water and weather. Pain keeps me awake.
Onychia: Possible infection of the nail edge called onychia. Try luke warm epison salt soaks and otc neosporin ointment 3 x daily. ...Read more
I thought I had athletes foot. Red itchy flaking toe. My skin under my nail bed was very itchy. I looked down and it had popped?? how do I treat this?
See Your Doctor Now: The cause of your symptoms must first be determined before considering what treatment. There are several possibilities. Athlete's Foot can cause the findings observed as well as non-fungal infections, allergic reactions, systemic illnesses, and more. Be aware that diagnosis of skin conditions is challenging without visual inspection. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis and prompt treatment. ...Read more
Should I take my son to the doctors? Two days ago my 20month old son got his toes hurt bad we took him to the ER and he had a procedure called repair nail bed foot on two toes on his right foot he now has to wear a cast going up his whole leg and foot but
It: It sounds like he had some sort of procedure for a toenail on 2 toes, if I'm reading your question correctly (help us help you by using punctuation). If this is correct, bleeding is normal, and they should have warned you about it. But now, at 2 days, there shouldn't be any new blood. If he's currently bleeding, then my answer is yes, take him back to the er. If it's old, dry blood on the bandage, there is no need to panic. But I assume you have a follow-up appointment to check on this in the next few days, right? ...Read more
Toenails are separating from nail bed, and hair falls out in large amounts, cause? No fungus, no TSH deficiency, no vitamin deficiency...
Finger avulsion, nail bed intact. Distal finger pad tore off, no tendon exposed, no bone fracture. Full movement, Tx options full thickness graft, leave to heal on own, or amputate proximal to nail bed. Risks and recommendations.
Avoid amputation: If you have adequate soft tissue over the bone and tendon, there would be no reason to amputate. A tip without graft will usually gradually fill in, but graft can get quicker coverage. A general rule of thumb is that if area is less than 1 cm in diameter graft not much benefit, if it is quite a bit larger than that then placing a graft on is a consideration. ...Read more
I have serious indentations on both of my thumbnails, which are very painful when pressure is applied on the nailbeds. Please help. Thanks.
Few possibilities: Without knowing several more pieces of your history and daily routine, this could be several things. One of the more common reasons is that you may be iron deficient, especially being a young female. Have your doctor do a few simple blood tests to start off with. ...Read more
Warm soaks: You can start by soaking your finger in warm water to encourage drainage of the infection. If the infection worsens despite doing this, you should see your doctor for a drainage procedure. Antibiotics can be used in more severe cases. ...Read more