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Doctor insights on: How To Care For The Skin Once A Finger Nail Falls Off

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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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My skin by the bottom of my finger nail is peeling. Why?

My skin by the bottom of my finger nail is peeling. Why?

Need more info: Can be thyroid / endocrine issue, vitamin deficiency, stress, or other causes. Should see a primary care provider for further evaluation. ...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?

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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I have a reddish whiteish bump beside my finger nail on my skin. It hurts when I touch it. What is it?!

I have a reddish whiteish bump beside my finger nail on my skin. It hurts when I touch it. What is it?!

Paronychia: Yes. This is a common problem. You have an infection and need to be on antibiotics. Please get in to see your physician today. ...Read more

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Some insect is biting the soft skin next to finger nail at night. How can I treat this?

Some insect is biting the soft skin next to finger nail at night. How can I treat this?

Check the bed: For bed bugs. If you look in the seams of the mattress, you might be able to see the bugs. If you are not talking about bites in the bed, then use an insect repellent on your hands at night. ...Read more

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I bit the skin between my finger nail., now it bloodshot and swollen., and very painful. What can I put on it, to get relief from the sticking pain?

I bit the skin between my finger nail., now it bloodshot and swollen., and very painful. What can I put on it, to get relief from the sticking pain?

You can get some: Relief my soaking the finger in hot water that is not too hot to be uncomfortable, 15 minutes at a time a few times a day. OCT pain relievers may help as well. If it gets worse or you note pus under the fingernail, please see a doctor. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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I got a splinter under my fingernail from a thorn I could never get out. I have tough dry skin forming there now under nail and at end of finger? Fix?

See dr.: Foreign bodies should be removed when able, as they can lead to infection. Irritation, inflammation, and pain. See a dr. To have the area examined and treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hello, is it normal for the skin around your finger nail, nail fold, and first knuckle to be a little but more red and shiny then the other fingers?

Hello, is it normal for the skin around your finger nail, nail fold, and first knuckle to be a little but more red and shiny then the other fingers?

Possible infection: Redness around the fingernail area may be due to an infection called paronychia. This is often treated with warm soaks and may require a small incision or raising up the skin just below the nail to drain a small amount of pus. See a general surgeon to evaluate the finger if signs of redness persist. ...Read more

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My thumb is burning/hurting right underneath the finger nail where the skin meets the fingernail?

My thumb is burning/hurting right underneath the finger nail where the skin meets the fingernail?

Onychomycosis: Need more information. Is the area red? dry skin? Is the nail changing colors (i.e. green, yellow, etc)? Is it all nails or just one nail? ...Read more

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I noticed two flat brown/white spots, size of finger nail, in the center of my chest. Can Melanoma be flat and just appear on skin?

Possible: Get the areas biopsied. Most of the time melanoma is black and dark. But, I personally have seen very benign plain looking non-pigmented skin lesion come back as melanoma after biopsy. Melanoma / cancer does not play by the rules. Get checked. ...Read more

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I notice dark spot under foot finger nail 2 weeks ago & 2 months ago a dark mark on leg & some dry skin patches on all my body random area transparent?

I notice dark spot under foot finger nail 2 weeks ago & 2 months ago a dark mark on leg & some dry skin patches on all my body random area transparent?

Unusual: Unusual can't give any diagnosis or advice without seeing this. Recomend Healthtap pictures and consult or face-to-face consult with Primary care Doc ...Read more

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Cat scratch from 4 or 5 days ago right beside finger nail bed and the area beside is tender and red. No pus not noticeably swollen, skin is firm.

Cat scratch: Cat scratches can lead to infection called cat scratch disease which can have ocular / neurologic /bone complications. F/u/ w/ doc/ urgent care today

https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001614.htm ...Read more

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So my finger nail is going to fall off if bruised?

So my finger nail is going to fall off if bruised?

Depends: It depends on how badly your nail was injured. If it does fall off the nail almost always grows back. Incidentally, if you have bleeding under the nail, identified by blue-black color and pain, this is easily relieved by drilling a small hole in the nail. Your doctor knows how to do this safely and with little discomfort. Afterwards, you'll feel much better. ...Read more

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My 4yr old landed on my 2yr olds finger and immediately the tip started to fill with puss. It looks like her finger nail will fall off, what do I do?

Go see your doctor: Well go see her doctor. Ideally, should go to urgent care or er to make sure nothing else going on, eg broken bone (fracture) or dislocation. Pus represents infection which we wouldn't expect immediately upon trauma/injury. However, it's possible to bleed under the nail causing it to separate. We can poke a hole in nail to release blood & bring relief so take her to doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How can you treat a torn off finger nail?

How can you treat a torn off finger nail?

As a wound: This will heal best if covered with an emollient such as aquaphor, vaseline, etc. Or a bandage. Some years ago, our mothers and grandmothers told us that we should "leave it open to get oxygen." more recent studies have shown that wounds heal better covered. ...Read more

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What is the best cure hole in finger nail?

What is the best cure hole in finger nail?

None needed: A hole in the fingernail does not generally require any treatment other than the tincture of time in order to allow it to grow out. ...Read more

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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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My finger nail curticles are dry flaky n sometimes looked burnt?

My finger nail curticles are dry flaky n sometimes looked burnt?

Lubricating cream: Use vaseline or Aquaphor, especially after in water or food. Creams with ceramides are also useful. Use frequently. ...Read more

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How does a finger nail develop a fungus?

How does a finger nail develop a fungus?

Onychomycosis.: Onychomycosis, or toenail fungus. Is a growth of plantlike matter within the substance of the toenail. As a toenail grows out the fungus attaches to its distal edge and move proximally or toward the body.

Onychomycosis is usually caught in males much easier than in females, and many of those males have been in the armed forces previously with contact with the fungus in showers and and barracks. ...Read more

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What can I do for a painfull finger nail?

What can I do for a painfull finger nail?

See dermatologist: Who can figure out why it is hurting. Is it infected? Ingrown? They would likely prescribe an antibiotic if infected and if ingrown might have to remove a piece of it (which will grown back). ...Read more

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What makes an ingrown finger nail better?

What makes an ingrown finger nail better?

It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. Soak to soften the area and try to get it free. If you can't get it out on your own, a doctor can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the finger, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem. ...Read more

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How should I manage a ingrown finger nail

Warmth: Warmth for 20 minutes 2-3 times a day can increase blood supply and allow the area to heal more quickly. However, if swelling into the finger occurs, seek assistance, as it may be infected. If warm water soaking, use Epsom salts to prevent the skin from having osmotic damage to the healthy tissue. A heating pad wrapped around the hand will work, just as well. Prevent with longer nails. ...Read more

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My finger nail is coming away from the nail plate?

My finger nail is coming away from the nail plate?

Carefully: Trim the remaining attached piece apply an antibiotic and bandaid. If you are afraid to do this, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have beau lines bad on every finger nail. What causes this?

I have beau lines bad on every finger nail. What causes this?

Lots of things: Sometimes they just happen. I trust that somebody who doesn't like you isn't giving you arsenic -- these lines can look similar. That's the only thing that's really worth knowng, and you'd feel sick. I trust your history, physical, and labwork confirm health -- if they do, I wouldn't worry. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to get from a shop for a infected finger nail?

What is the best thing to get from a shop for a infected finger nail?

INFECTED FINGERNAIL: IF YOU HAVE AN INFECTED FINGERNAIL, YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST SOONEST!
NO "SHOP" PRODUCTS WILL DO THE JOB.
UNTIL YOU CAN SEE A REAL DOCTOR, SOAK THE FINGER IN FAIRLY HOT WATER FOR ABOUT 15-20 MINUTES EVERY 3 or 4 HOURS.
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have pus coming from under your finger nail?

What does it mean when you have pus coming from under your finger nail?

Pus under fingernail: Usually pus under or around the fingernail means there is a bacterial infection of the skin or maybe an abscess has already formed. This abscess needs to be drained as soon as possible and antibiotics are needed to fight the infection. The pus needs to be cultured to determine exactly which bacteria is causing the infection, but antibiotic treatment needs to be started before the culture result. ...Read more

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Itch at the tip of the right index finger nail (inner). It comes and go. Why?

Itch at the tip of the right index finger nail (inner). It comes and go. Why?

Itch: This sounds very normal to me. Itches come and go and these are normal. Is there a rash? Bite? ...Read more

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What is wrong with my finger nail? It has a tan or coffee color line growing out.

What is wrong with my finger nail? It has a tan or coffee color line growing out.

See dermatolgist: This can be a mole growing under nail or rarely the first sign of melanoma. This requires biopsy for definitive evaluation. Do not ignore ...Read more