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Experienced yesterday bluish fingernails then tingling sensation on right hand/fingers minutes or hrs after. Then gradually left hand/fingers.
I have tingling feeling going threw my body I losr feeling. My finger nails are red and have migrains 3 times a day having pain on my lower back side?
See below: These symptoms could be serious and need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Lots of reasons: When you say "lines" it is difficult to say as there are many types of lines. The most common lines seen are longitudinal (running along the length of the nail). More specifically, longitudinal melanonychia means dark lines along the nails. This can be variant of normal, particularly in persons with dark skin. However, any new line of pigmentation should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Nail ridges: Vertical nail ridges can result from differing cell turnover in the nail which can occur with aging. It is a common occurrence. Vertical ridges with nails that are brittle or splitting may be related to lichen planus, anemia or hypothyroidism. Changes in color or horizontal ridges may be related to possible medical problems. ...Read more
Can't say for sure: This is an interesting question without a definitive answer. No one knows for sure but the most thorough answer I found is it could be due to "poor circulation, anemia, fatigue, not enough oxygenation or exercise, heart disease, imbalanced nervous system, numbness, protein deficiency, vitamin a deficiency, low "chi." but none of this is proven. Another website said it means low thyroid. See comment:. ...Read more
Many reasons: Vertical ridges on nails are basically harmless & can be related to heredity, aging, & nail dryness or injury. The appearance of ridges may be reduced by regular moisturizing of the nail & cuticle & avoidance of harsh soaps that are drying. Nail appearance can reflect overall health and nutrient status so supplementation may help. Consider fish oil, biotin, &/or a multivitamin with minerals. ...Read more
Maybe minor injuries: They are benign. Usually no cause is identified. No harm. They are tax-free. Ignore them. ...Read more
Unless you are malnourished, what you eat has little to do with nail health. I have seen nails get harder with oral biotin (2.5 gm daily).
Don't fall for the gelatin myth- that does nothing. ...Read more
See your doctor: Your doctor needs to examine you and run some tests to see what's going on. ...Read more
Different Options: There are a few ways you can stop biting your nails. One way is to pick one nail and not bite that one for awhile, once it has been about 2-3 weeks notice how good that nail looks. Then, pick another nail and don't bite it for awhile, continue this until you aren't biting your nails anymore. Another step is to keep yourself occupied, chew gum or do an activity that requires using your hands. ...Read more
Different Options: There are a few ways you can stop biting your nails. One way is to pick one nail and not bite that one for awhile, once it's been about 2-3 weeks notice how good that nail looks. Then, pick another nail and don't bite it for awhile, continue this until you aren't biting your nails anymore. Another step is to keep yourself occupied, chew gum or do an activity that requires using your hands. ...Read more
Nail polish?: Probably not nail polish. The blueness suggests blood flow issues in the tissue. A blockage in circulation is the suggestion. Your hands are cool? Is there any swelling? Do they change colors in the cold? I am assuming that the blueness is not in the nail at all but actually in the tissue of the fingers. We need to understand why you have these circulatory changes - vessel blockage? ...Read more
Infection: The mainstay of treatment for finger infections is antibiotics and proper wound care. The proper wound care varies for each of the different infections. This can range from a simple incision and drainage of the wound to an extensive surgical exploration of the wound to remove as much infected material as possible. ...Read more
A number of things: Nail issues really need to be examined to determine a clear diagnosis and possible cause. However, some ridges can be entirely normal. Repetitive trauma can cause nail changes as can disease states. ...Read more
Nothing special: Nails are affected in some patients but the effects are quite varied. Most often it is a change in color or a slowed growth. Rarely nails can fall off due to slowed or shut down of their growth. But these effects are temporary and the new nails will grow back. So you just have to put up with this problem like you do with hair loss. Certainly ladies can use nail polish to cover up the color changes. ...Read more
It depends: Changes in fingernails can be indicative of an underlying medical disorder. Ridges or bumps can be related to iron deficiency. Anemia, lupus, heart disease, and thyroid disorders can also can changes to the fingernails. Fungal infection also can cause bumps and discoloration of the nailbed. ...Read more
Fungal infection: Please keep finger nail clean and dry. Consider some white vinegar soaks. If no better in a couple weeks then see doctor for more powerful treatments. Likely will need oral medication or prescription strength meds but natural treatment would be the first line. ...Read more
Lunula is the domed shaped white area at the base of the nail bed.