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Doctor insights on: Fingertip Pushups

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Why would capilaries die in my fingertip?

Why would capilaries die in my fingertip?

Smoking: There is a disease called buerger disease that effects the small arteries and veins in the fingertips causing them of close. Smoking increases the incidence. We see it in men more often but smokers the most. Usually there is burning or numbness in the fingers or toes. If you smoke stop now. ...Read more

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Can an infected fingertip cause illness?

Can an infected fingertip cause illness?

Paronychia vs. felon: The most common infection in the fingertip area is a paronychia, which is at the nail margin on either or both sides. If the infection is deeper, this can form a so-called felon and be very painful, and could possibly endanger the rest of the finger. ...Read more

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I have sudden tingling in my fingertips.?

I have sudden tingling in my fingertips.?

Several reasons: We all get tinfling in our fingers occasionally but if it stays or reoccurs frequently it is worth getting it checked out by your doc. ...Read more

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Why is there tingling in all of my fingertips?

Why is there tingling in all of my fingertips?

Nerve compression: You might be suffering from carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome. I would recommend an evaluation with a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the ways to rehab from a fingertip injury?

What are the ways to rehab from a fingertip injury?

Fingertip injury: A good physical therapist with an interest in hand rehabilitation therapy would be a good approach. Call a local pt or ask the pts at your local hospital. ...Read more

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I have skin coming off of the sides of my fingertips?

I have skin coming off of the sides of my fingertips?

Other symptoms?: Usually this is due to wear-and-tear to the area of skin and subsequent regeneration. Other possibilities include contact dermatitis, fungal/bacterial infection, eczema, vitamin deficiency or toxicity (too much). Associated pain or itching, redness, blisters, pus could be signs of these other medical problems. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your fingertips tingle and itch?

What does it mean when your fingertips tingle and itch?

Nerve irritation: See your doctor to determine why you are getting these symptoms- it could be primarily from the nerves, or secondarily (it the blood flow is not nourishing the nerves adequately). They may refer you to a neurologist or physiatrist for further work-up/treatment. ...Read more

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Why do my fingertips turn so purple and painful when it gets cold?

Why do my fingertips turn so purple and painful when it gets cold?

Poor Circulation: You seem to be experiencing circulatory problems. You may have reynaud's syndrome. Please check with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have tingling in my fingertips when i'm upset, anxious, etc ?

What does it mean when I have tingling in my fingertips when i'm upset, anxious, etc  ?

Upset ; anxious: Tingling in your fingertips when upset and anxious could mean that you're hyperventilating. Temporary chemical changes in your body are happening that result in your physical symptoms. These would be breathing off co2, followed by shifts of important electrolytes like calcium, potassium, and phosphate. Symptoms should dissipate when you calm down. See your doctor for concerns. ...Read more

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Painful fingertips is this part of sarcoidosis or something else I should be looking to get checked?

Painful fingertips is this part of sarcoidosis or something else I should be looking to get checked?

It could be : It could be a result of the sarcoid. It could be from neuropathy or raynauds. See your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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7/10 fingertips look bright red and burnt for many hours now, but i never burned them. What could it be?

Difficult answer: This is very difficult to answer as far more needs to be known. It sounds, in general, like a vascular issue, but that is about the extent of it. We'd need to know your history, and what changes this, how often, pain associated. Etc. ...Read more

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My fingertips are getting deep ridges like I have been in the water to long. I am 60. Could this be a medical problem?

My fingertips are getting deep ridges like I have been in the water to long. I am 60. Could this be a medical problem?

Yes: Depending upon the pattern, there are a number of systemic disease processes that can manifest as skin/nail problems. Your best bet is to see a local dermatologist. ...Read more

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Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?

Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?

Soak and remove: Soak and remove it, or it may get trapped in the wound as the skin heals and cause ongoing irritation. If you cannot remove it easily, go to an UC or your doc and they can apply numbing agents and remove it. IF you have not had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years, get one within 72 hours of cutting yourself. ...Read more

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I feel under my fingertips that one vertebra sticks out (not to left or right, just sticks out) in the middle back. I feel good. Should I be worried?

I feel under my fingertips that one vertebra sticks out (not to left or right, just sticks out) in the middle back. I feel good. Should I be worried?

Spine: if you are thin, you are more likely to feel the spinous processes of your spine. There is one that typically juts out near the base of the neck, where the cervical and thoracic vertebrae meet. Similarly, some people have one that is more prominent lower down, where the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae meet. Find out if family members have the same thing. Often genetic shape. ...Read more

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Why are my fingertips peeling?

Why are my fingertips peeling?

Lack of moisture is : A common cause, the key though is why are your fignertips suffering form a lack of moisture. Circulation, endocrine such as thyroid and diabetes, nerve insuficiecny form carpal tunnel to neuropathy t vitamin deficiency, eczema, psoriasis , occupational exposure, and many more. ...Read more