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Why do my fingernails hurt after polish remover?

Why do my fingernails hurt after  polish remover?

Nail doesn't hurt: Nail doesn't hurt. It has no nerve. It's the skin around nails hurt. So-called periungual dermatitis caused by nail polish remover-chemical would be irritating, itching and sometimes, painful. ...Read more

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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My fingernails hurt all of a sudden when i removed nailpolish, is there anything to make the pain go away? Any lotions or cuticle oil/creams?

My fingernails hurt all of a sudden when i removed nailpolish, is there anything to make the pain go away? Any lotions or cuticle oil/creams?

Is it the nails or: the skin around your nails. It seems that the more common cause of what you describe is that the chemical is irritating the skin around the nail, maybe from microscopic skin breaks. Your nails themselves have no nerve endings. ...Read more

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The skin inside the tip of my fingernail hurts badly. It's a constant pain. Only on my left index finger. Doesn't look different from other fingers. ?

It depends.: Injuries to the fingertip that involve crushing of the fingertip or a minor separation of the nail from the underlying tissues can be tender for several weeks. Cold sensitivity or pain with pressure can be signs of a non-cancerous growth called a glomus tumor that can be treated surgically. If your symptoms have been present for more than 6 weeks, you should seek evaluation with a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Polish remover?: The acetone in nail polish remover can cause brief sensitivity to hot or cold water. Make certain that it is thoroughly washed from the hands after use. ...Read more

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My fingernails hurts everytime my hands are cold. Not all fingers, just one of my fingernails. Under the fingernails, I have a little bruise.

My fingernails hurts everytime my hands are cold. Not all fingers, just one of my fingernails.  Under the fingernails, I have a little bruise.

Constriction : You may be having arterial constriction due to the cold and causing thi symptom. Concentrate on keeping your hands warm and this should prevent this occurring ...Read more

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Son has dark greenish substance under fingernail, its swollen and hurts him when I try to clean it out. He has eczema so could it be staph infection?

Son has dark greenish substance under fingernail, its swollen and hurts him when I try to clean it out. He has eczema so could it be staph infection?

Possible: Would urge that you bring him to the pediatrician. Do note however that even though people with eczema are often colonized with staph, infection under the nail is unusual. ...Read more