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Fingernail Numbness Symptoms
Numb spot on left big toe's for last week. Looks fine, no other numbness, no pain. If I press w/fingernail, I do feel it. Can I just wait and see?
Maybe infected.: This likely needs medical attention. In the meantime - soak in warm water with Epsom salts. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer