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I got a piece of metal or plastic under my fingernail about a year ago now it is shaped funny and turned green and smelling I got a piece of metal or plastic under my fingernail about a year ago now it is shaped funny and turned green and smelling
It sounds like you are dealing with an infectious process. You will need to see your primary care provider for examination and treatment. If it is in fact infected then you will need antibiotic treatment and possibly a procedure to open and clean the wound out.
Please seek care right away since infections tend to spread fairly quickly.
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I have this burning sensation under my fingernail bed to the point where it turned a reddish green. Any tips on how to treat this?
Possible nail bed: Infection. See PCP asap for proper diagnosis and antibiotics if needed. Goal is to treat asap and prevent possible spread into finger/hand. ...Read more
Hi, next to my middle fingernail is a dark green spot under the skin. Its not under the nail, just next to it. It really hurts when I pressure it.?
Bruise: Fading bruise or infection. Use of anagesics and observation, If no improvement MD visit ...Read more
I have a small light green blister like growth right next to my fingernail on my index finger. The skin around the nail is swollen and sore.
I have infection on side of my finger nail hurts alot swollen and kinda green what to do? Who can cure it
Abscess? Herpes?: Usually this is a bacterial infection (eg staph or strep) starting in a hangnail. But could be herpetic whitlow, finger infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV1 or HSV2), usually at same time as new oral or genital herpes, but sometimes by itself. See a doctor right away. Bacterial infection may need pus drained and/or an antibiotic, and herpes needs prompt diagnosis and antiviral treatment. ...Read more
Hi I ripped my finger nail off a week ago but my nail is still hanging on to my nail under the skin it's now turning green itchy and swelling?
I bite my finger nails and i just saw that near my cuticle it is green and ther is puss under my skin. I also can't feel my finge my nail is red and green its swollen and I can't feel it
It sounds like you are dealing with an infectious process. You will need to see a doctor right away for this. You might need the areacleaned, incised and drained, and will also need antibiotics.
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Would my fingernail grow once again normally as before after it 's been smashed. Now it is about to peel off... What should I do after it's gone?
It should: If you lose your current nail, the new nail that grows in should grow normally. This assumes that the trauma did not damage the nail matrix which lived under the cuticle. The matrix cells are the ones involved in regrowth and if damaged can lead to permanent nail dystrophy. ...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
If there is allergy: Latex allergy is relatively uncommon (3-5% of the population) but for those affected it can cause different problems. It is possible to see problems with the finger nails, but you'd also expect to see skin changes elsewhere on the hands. It is also possible that with prolonged wear the increased moisture would promote fungal growth. Make sure you don't use artificial nails. They make things worse. ...Read more
The less you do the better --avoid nail polish and nail polish remover as much as possible and definitely avoid "fake" nails ---do not pick at nails or play with cuticles.
There are nail hardeners such as Genadur and oral Biotin may help strengthen nails ...Read more
Vertical ridges are part of normal growth of nails. You may visit this site for more info in this topic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/nails/faq-20058541
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Can be a lot: Fingernail disorders can be wide and varied as far as causes. Dermatologists are experts in fingernail diseases. White markings, called leukonychia, can be caused by trauma, infections, drugs, or other systemic diseases. ...Read more
Possibly: If there is a break in the skin at the fingernail fold or the fingernail bed, then that may serve as a route of infection for various bacterial, viral and fungal infections. It is important to keep good nail health by keeping them clean, dry and well manicured. ...Read more