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Why are my finger nail pulling away from the skin underneath?

Why are my finger nail pulling away from the skin underneath?

This is called: onycholysis and is most frequently seen secondary to a nail fungal infection, but there are other causes, See dermatologist for answers ...Read more

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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My inner eyelashes are missing from pulling them out months ago. Usually my lashes grow back but these arent. Are they gone for good? What can I do?

My inner eyelashes are missing from pulling them out months ago. Usually my lashes grow back but these arent. Are they gone for good? What can I do?

Perhaps: Lashes when pulled, usually grow back within few weeks. If your lashes have not grown back in several months, there is a good chance that their roots are damaged and they will not grow back. You should not pull your lashes since they can grow in a wrong direction and be quite irritating and damaging to your eyes. consult an ophthalmologist if such problem occurs. ...Read more

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How do I cure nail bed coming away from nails , my nails are healthy and strong but this is unsightly please help.

How do I cure nail bed coming away from nails , my nails are healthy and strong but this is unsightly please help.

ANY TRAUMA?: Did you have any injury to the finger nail? How many fingers are involved - just one or all. Do you take multivitamins regularly? Is there any fungal infection? Need to see a dermatologist for examination. ...Read more

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Why are my finger nails shrinking to my cuticals my finger nails are starting to shrink , and are doing it fast

Why are my finger nails shrinking to my cuticals my finger nails are starting to  shrink , and are doing it fast

This : This is very difficult to answer without a clinical examination so i would see a dermatologist. Possibilities include lichen planus, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections, trauma, and many other possiblitiies. Read more about lichen planus at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Both my pinky toenails are curling if I use fungus cream will they grow straight again? And when i try to cut them down they feel like comming off

Both my pinky toenails are curling if I use fungus cream will they grow straight again? And when i try to cut them down they feel like comming off

Pinky nails curling: If your pinky (baby) toenails are curling, they may not retain their normal pink & glossy appearance (they have fungus). Using fungus cream is not as effective as using an antifungal solution or lacquer, i.e. Mycocide, penlac, (ciclopirox) formula 3, genadur, fungifoam, & so on. Cutting your nails is appropriate, if they feel like coming off, it is b/c of the nails, not b/c of your cuttting. ...Read more

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Removing skin tags on my neck and my chain keeps pulling them and they are sore, i heard compund w works

Removing skin tags on my neck and my chain keeps pulling them and they are sore, i heard compund w works

Hello. : Hello. There is a specific product called compound w skin tag remover. The kit comes with a can of freezing spray liquid , applicators, and skin shields to protect skin surrounding the skin tag during treatment. The maximum size skin tag you can treat with this kit is up to 3mm in diameter. ...Read more

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What are some methods I could use to stop my child from biting his fingernails?

What are some methods I could use to stop my child from biting his fingernails?

Neg or positive: There are two ways to change behavior, negative and positive. For positive reinforcement we use rewards for any designated amount of time the child goes without biting. For negative we make nail biting a bad experience. One example is having your child soak his/her hands in vinegar. Then is tastes bad when they bite. It is up to you which you feel your child will best respond to. ...Read more

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My thumb is pulling away from the nail bed. Why and how do I stop it?

My thumb is pulling away from the nail bed. Why and how do I stop it?

Depends on the cause: Some causes of nail separation may include trauma, infection, and reaction or side effect of certain medications. Have them evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My scalp is scaling and hurts I keep pulling out my hair what will help me?

My scalp is scaling and hurts I keep pulling out my hair what will help me?

Visit a skin doctor: A dermatologist should be able to figure out why a person's scalp is scaling and painful. Possible causes include a bacterial infection, a fungal infection, a poorly healing wound from excessive scratching, psoriasis, etc... The dermatologist may take samples for a culture, to see what germs are there. Sometimes, dermatologists will do a biopsy to see if there is an underlying skin disorder. ...Read more

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How can I stop my hairfall? My hairs are very thin...and they break from the roots.

How can I stop my hairfall? My hairs are very thin...and they break from the roots.

Thyroid Deficiency: This type of hair loss can be associated with a deficiency of the thyroid gland, hypothyroidism. A simple blood test can determine if your thyroid gland is not as active as it should be. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why are my fingernails turning purple?

Could use expert help with why are my fingernails turning purple?

Poor circulation?: It may be a sign on poor circulation, especially if it's cold. Sometimes medications or smoking is the culprit. Check with a doctor asap. ...Read more

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My eyelashes are growing into my eye? What can I do to stop them?

My eyelashes are growing into my eye? What can I do to stop them?

Trichiasis: Pluck them. Treat any inflammation of the eyelid. Have surgery to reposition the eyelid so that the lashes don't poke your eye. Good luck. ...Read more

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I can't seem to stop biting or pulling the skin off my fingers and biting my lip. Is this a condition and do you have tips to stop.

I can't seem to stop biting or pulling the skin off my fingers and biting my lip. Is this a condition and do you have tips to stop.

Cover: A few self-help options: cover them (w/bandaids or tape), get concentrated garlic extract (liquid) & paint over area on fingers to discourage biting. Lip you must control-use lip balm to keep skin moist & prevent skin tags/cracks that encourage biting. Try lolipop to occupy mouth when stressed / anxious / bored (whatever triggers). Should also discuss w/dr as may be symptom of underlying problem. ...Read more

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How can I stop telangictasias from covering my body, I've noticed theyre popping up more frequently and not going away. Please help?

Consult with MD: You should be evaluated thoroughly as those telangiectasias could be associated with a more general condition, which could cause other problems, such as internal bleeding, nose bleeds and so forth. ...Read more

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Im getting spots mainly on chin around hair follicles is there anything i can apply to mke them go away?

Im getting spots mainly on chin around hair follicles is there anything i can apply to mke them go away?

It depends: It depends on what the spots are. The lesions would need to be identified before a treatment plan could be developed. Take care. ...Read more

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My cuticles and the skin around my nails are peeling bad. Should i see a dermatologist right away or can it wait?

Skin : A moisturizing cream applied several times daily will often improve dry peeling cuticles. Often times, water exposure, detergents and frequent hand washing play a role . See a dermatologist if the condition does not improve. ...Read more