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How To Care For The Skin Once A Finger Nail Falls Off
Should i trim off the separated nail before applying antifungals to my toenails so it can get to the affected nail bed?
How long and how often should I leave a cut toe and cracked toenail open to the air to form a scab?
If you slam your finger in a door and your nail falls off how long will it take till the new one grows?
Trauma: If you're lucky enough to still have some living matrix at the end of the finger, and most times this occurs you definitely are that lucky, the nail should grow back in a matter of many months. It just takes a long time because that nail, once established, only grows 2 mm a month on the fingers and 1 mm a month on the toes. ...Read more
What is the very best way to care for your fingernail after you pulled it off from a subungual hematoma?
Once your scabs fall off from a tonsillectomy, how long does it take for the new tissue to fully heal?
Healing from tonsil: Everyone is different. When scab is gone should be healed. ...Read more
2-6 weeks: Depends on how the nail was removed and whether it was a temporary or permanent removal. Usually a temporary removal will hel in a couple of weeks. A permanent chemical procedure can take 1-2 months. Discuss with your doctor what you may expect. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I cut myself shaving real bad- a scab had formed- how long for the scab to fall off and redness to go away? Will there be a scar?
Slammed finger in car door. Old nail is black and starting to come off. Should I cut off the remaining part and clean the skin under? How?
After a fingernail infection, inflammation's gone but flesh's detached from the nail at the base where cuticle should be. How to make it normal again?
If a fingernail is pulled out as with pliers is the matrix pulled out too? Will the nail regrow? How long will it take to see evidence of regrowth?
Nails: Usually if there's not too much destruction or disruption of the matrix, the nail will grow as soon as the end of the finger put back together. Then you should take extra precautions talk to disturb the matrix of the mail. ...Read more
How to get rid of fungal toe nail my toe nail is very hard , i peel of the top off just to keep build up
Depends: On how it fell off. If it was a sudden traumatic loss of nail, apply antibiotic ointment and a dressing, see podiatrist. If nailslowly separated from nail bed over a prolonged period of time, the nail bed probable toughened up and dried out. If this is case, keep clean and avoid excessive shoe pressure by avoiding tight shoes. ...Read more
Wound care: Washing a cut or scrape with soap, and water and keeping it clean and dry is all that is required to care for most wounds. Cleaning the wound with hydrogen peroxide and iodine is acceptable initially, but can delay healing and should be avoided long-term. Apply antibiotic ointment and keep the wound covered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you get fingernail fungus from touching a persons toenail who has the fungus with your fingernail? Will it spread finger to scalp while showering?
No: Not readily transmitted from casual contact. Never spreads to scalp. ...Read more
What type of doctor treats paronychia of the fingernails? Would that same doctor be able to treat a loosened large toe nail? The toe nail was injured on a lava rock and is barely attached. Will it grow back if removed or falls off? Would like to see the s
Toenail is disconnected from root and lifting at cuticle, after ingrown infection. Will I need the rest of the nail removed or will it fall off?
It is: best to have the nail removed to allow growth of a healthy new nail HOWEVER this is the decision of a plastic (hand) specialist if you want the best result! My opinion only Hope it helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I fell long boarding two of the scrapes went through the outer layer of skin and the other a little deeper how long will it take to heal. ?
Not enough informati: The answer lies in details which you omit. See a DR. Water is good for abrasions. Keep them lubricated with vaseline or Aquaphor. Bioclusive membranes are often excellent. Avoid peroxide, iodine, or any other antiseptics. Avoid silvadene (silver sulfadiazine). Avoid bacitracin, neosporin, or any other antibiotics. Do not apply any dry dressing which may become glued to the wounds. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
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