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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

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My one year already has an unknown medical condition now she keeps pulling off her fingernails and toenails and feels no pain should I be worried?

My one year already has an unknown medical condition now she keeps pulling off her fingernails and toenails  and  feels no pain should I be worried?

Possibly CIPA: Possibly congenital insensitivity to pain. There are five types.People with congenital insensitivity to pain (cipa) have severe loss of sensory perception.They can feel pressure, but not pain, so they are likely to injure or mutilate themselves without meaning to.The signs and symptoms usually appear at birth or during infancy.Sometimes associated with lack of sweating anhidrosis.See pediatrician. ...Read more

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The skin under my fingernails is pulling away from the nail due to wear and tear. How can I get it to go back and "stick"?

The skin under my fingernails is pulling away from the nail due to wear and tear.  How can I get it to go back and "stick"?

Dermanail, genedur: Separation of the nail is called oncholysis and can be seen with trauma, thyroid disease and reaction to nail products. Dermanail and prescription genedur can help repair the nail. In addition oral supplements with silica and biotin can be helpful in repairing nail changes. ...Read more

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The skin under the fingernail at the base of the nail is pulling away from the finger ?

The skin under the fingernail at the base of the nail is pulling away from the finger
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Onycholysis: Most common causes are trauma (tapping long fingernails on keyboard), frequent exposure to water, & harsh chemicals (nail polish remover). Certain diseases can cause it as well: psoriasis, overactive thyroid, fungal infxns. Drugs like tetracycline or fluoroquinolones (cipro, et al) can cause it. See following site for treatment suggestions: http://www.Drugs.Com/health-guide/onycholysis.Html. ...Read more

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After pulling a hang nail about five weeks ago, I still have awful pain on the side of my fingernail. Should I see a doctor or wait?

Might: Be a paronychia or an infection where the nail and skin meet. I would see your doctor. May need to drain or start antibiotics. Soak in warm water. And keep clean until eval ...Read more

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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

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What makes the finger nail pull away from the base?

What makes the finger nail pull away from the base?

Many possibilites: Several things could cause nails to fall out from the base including some chemotherapy medications, trauma, and fungal nail infections. ...Read more

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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

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Are fingernails a living thing?

Are fingernails a living thing?

Keratin: Fingernails, like hair, are composed of a protein called keratin. Though made by specialized living cells in the nail matrix, keratin is a product and as such is not alive. ...Read more

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Why do my fingernail have lines?

Why do my fingernail have lines?

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

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What do bad fingernails indicate?

Derm eval: There are many different conditions that can effect nails. It is best to have your dermatologist evaluate your nails to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Fingernails that curl under why ?

Ingrown nail: Ingrown nail is said to be due to tight shoes. Then try wider shoes. See your doctor or a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Do latex gloves damage fingernails?

Do latex gloves damage fingernails?

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

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Losing fingernails and discoloring?

Losing fingernails and discoloring?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What is white crest of a fingernail?

What is white crest of a fingernail?

Lunula: I believe you are referring to the lunula or "little moon" seen under your fingernail most prominently on your thumb. It is an area of less developed collagen and has little medical significance although abnormailties may be associated with systemic disease. ...Read more

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How do I heal an in-grown fingernail?

How do I heal an in-grown fingernail?

Warm soaks: Soak your finger in warm water (can also add 1-2 tablespoons of epsom salts) for 10 minutes. Then gently ease your cuticle away from your ingrown fingernail. See your doc if you have redness, warmth, pus, increased pain or no improvement. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I keep my fingernails healthy?

Nail hygiene: 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

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Under my fingernails itch, what to do?

Under my fingernails itch, what to do?

Follow with doctor: Itching of the fingernails may be a sign of an infection, such as a fungal infection. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more