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How To Care For The Skin Once A Finger Nail Falls Off
Hang Nail: Use a nail cutter to trip it rather than pulling it off. ...Read more
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
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
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?
There is this hard skin growing under my index finger nail, and it doesn't hurt at all however it is becoming annoying and creates an irritation.
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
My thumb is burning/hurting right underneath the finger nail where the skin meets the fingernail?
See a pro: Call a dermatologist before it gets worse. ...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 recently broke my finger nail off at work. It bleed a lot & was super painful, I noticed a black spot under the skin, will it go away?
Nail injury: That is probably dried blood, under the nail. It should go awaw as the nail grows back. ...Read more
My thumb is burning/hurting right underneath the finger nail where the skin meets the fingernail? This area is not red but both my thumbs hurts at tim
Thumb pain undernail: Show to your Dr. And ask them. ...Read more
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?
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
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.
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.
There have been white lines on my fingernail of right hand index finger, and this finger skin is always peeling. It has been this for 4 years. Why?
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
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
My 2 year old son smached his hand and now his middle finger nail is falling off what should I do? He keeps crying and I already put a band aid?
Remove nail: If its ready to fall off, help it off. Hopefully anew nail will grow back. ...Read more
Lubricating cream: Use vaseline or Aquaphor, especially after in water or food. Creams with ceramides are also useful. Use frequently. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Fungis infection: Most of the case are due to Onycomicosis or fungis infection. ...Read more
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
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
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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