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Doctor insights on: Fingernail Numbness Symptoms

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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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Does finger nail polish remover cause numbness to your fingertips?

Does finger nail polish remover cause numbness to your fingertips?

Unlikely: Polish remover is acetone based and dries the skin and should not cause numbness only dryness. ...Read more

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My left arm and hand are numb and my fingernails are blue. Could this be something serious?

My left arm and hand are numb and my fingernails are blue. Could this be something serious?

Depends: This may be raynaud's phenomenon, which is a blood vessel spasm. It is classically triggered by cold. Treatments vary from medication to surgery. It may also be related to autoimmune diseases. Best to get evaluated by a physician for a full history and physical. Make note of what seems to trigger this. If it doesn't resolve quickly, you may need an er visit. ...Read more

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I am 23 with lupus. Why do I wake up with swollen hands and numb throbbing fingers at night and my fingernails turn pale blue. ?

I am 23 with lupus.  Why do I  wake up with swollen hands and numb throbbing fingers at night and my fingernails turn pale blue. ?

Multiple things: Ask your doctor if you may have raynaud's phenomenon, which turns fingers and toes blue. Also your doctor can check for arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, or other causes. A rheumatologist would be helpful; rheumatologists diagnose and treat autoimmune diseases, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions like what you are describing. ...Read more

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Why do my finger nail feel numb?

Why do my finger nail feel numb?

Finger numbness: There are various factors that can cause finger numbness. Nerve damage is found to be a common factor that is associated with this condition. It is the function of the nerve cells to carry sensations from various parts of the body to the brain. Any damage caused to these nerves, like blockage of blood supply, can affect their functioning, which in turn results in the numbness. ...Read more

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Is numbness a common symptom of leprosy?

Is numbness a common symptom of leprosy?

Yes: Skin lesions are the primary external sign.[3] left untreated, leprosy can be progressive, causing permanent damage to the skin, nerves, limbs, and eyes. ...Read more

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Can occasional numbness in the lips be a symptom of something?

Can occasional numbness in the lips be a symptom of something?

Numb lips: Usual cause is reduced blood flow to the lips, such as exposure to cold (drinking cold beverage), aura of a migraine attack, panic attacks, low blood sugar, or allergic reaction to food such as shell fish. If persists or reoccurs, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I am noticing deep ridges on my fingernails. Is this a symptom of something? I am a 65 year old female.

I am noticing deep ridges on my fingernails. Is this a symptom of something? I am a 65 year old female.

Hard : Hard to tell without a picture. Depends a bit on the orientation of the ridges (vertical vs. Horizontal). Vertical ridging running the length of the nail is common (genetically) and also typically a normal sign of aging, whereas horizontal ridging is caused by other factors. I would recommend you see a dermatologist for further evaluation. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more