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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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Ingrown fingernail throbbing, swollen and numb. What can I put on it?

Ingrown fingernail throbbing, swollen and numb. What can I put on it?

Maybe infected.: This likely needs medical attention. In the meantime - soak in warm water with Epsom salts. ...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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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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Are there ways to prevent a stroke after symptoms of numbness slowly shifting throught the body? Any medicines?

Are there ways to prevent a stroke after symptoms of numbness slowly shifting throught the body? Any medicines?

Yes.: If pt. Is having the stroke in less than 4.5 hrs after confirming it is an ischemic , pt. May get fibrinolytics such as tpa (alteplase) or similar ro dissolve the clot so pt. May recove. An hemorrhagic stroke may worsen if fibrinolytics or anti platelets like Aspirin or the like are given. The decision is always risky to make. Numbness alone may be just a neuropathy or other neurological dis. Like m.S. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of numbness and burning sensation of one part of the body which lasted for seconds with no other associated symptoms?

What can be the cause of numbness and burning sensation of one part of the body which lasted for seconds with no other associated symptoms?

Maybe nerve pressed: A person who gets numbness, tingling, or odd sensations in various parts of his body, is likely stimulating or pressing on the nerve to that part of the body. Pressing on the blood vessels to that part of the body is also possibly a cause, but less likely. The person can see his primary care doctor and show him exactly what happens. The doctor may refer to a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is body numbness and the feeling of like your bodys not there a symptom of deperzanltion? I have gad and panic disorser and this has happened before.o

Is body numbness and the feeling of like your bodys not there a symptom of deperzanltion? I have gad and panic disorser and this has happened before.o

Yes: What you are describing sounds like depersonalizations which is common in severe anxiety. I am hoping you are either in treatment or considering it. You shouldn't experience this alone without supports including therapy and/or pharmacological interventions. ...Read more

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I feel slight numbness on my left face? What symptoms is that?

I feel slight numbness on my left face? What symptoms is that?

Neuropathy: Numbness on left side of face could be due to nerropathy , facial nerve palsy , stroke if persistent see your M.D. ...Read more

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Are splinter looking brown lines under fingernails something to worry about? There aren't any other symptoms present.

Are splinter looking brown lines under fingernails something to worry about? There aren't any other symptoms present.

Trauma vs infection: The most common cause of splinter like hemorrhages seen through the nail in the ail bed, come from trauma. I've had them in the past from tapping my nails on the desk. I had to break the habit. Splinter hemorrhages as signs of infection are more often seen at the base of the nail near the cuticle. Again, the most common cause of these hemorrhages is trauma, even as minor as tapping your nail. ...Read more

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On and off numbness on R.front of head and R.side of face. Along w/numbness and symptoms on and off on R.Side of body. What could be causing this?

On and off numbness on R.front of head and R.side of face. Along w/numbness and symptoms on and off on R.Side of body. What could be causing this?

Numbness: This is hard to answer by telemedicine without an exam, but if it has persisted for a while, I recommend you see a neurologist for a better exam and perhaps MRI. Good luck! ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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