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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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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 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 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?

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?

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