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Doctor insights on: I Slammed My Hand In My Car Door And Now My Nail Is Black Is This A Nail Disease

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I slammed my hand in my car door and now my nail is black. Is this a nail disease?

I slammed my hand in my car door and now my nail is black. Is this a nail disease?

Most a blood bruise: By traumatizing the sensative nailbed, you have likely caused a bruise/blood collection under the nail.In the 1st 24-48hrs drs often release the pressure by creating a small hole in the nail with a hot needle allowing the blood pool to escape, limiting what will be a long term blood stain on the underside of the nail. The nail grows out slowly ~1-2 mm/mo & a new nail should emerge from the nailbed. ...Read more

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Difference between nail disorder and a nail disease?

Not sure: I'm not sure what your question is asking, but i suppose either disorder or disease can be used to describe particular nail changes. Is there any particular condition you are concerned about? ...Read more

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Can I really catch a nail disease from the shower at my gym?

Can I really catch a nail disease from the shower at my gym?

Yes: Yes it is possible to pick up a fungal infection from an unclean shower at the gym, however, is is probably more common to pick up athletes foot (tinea pedis) before you would pick up a toenail fungus. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics help a nail disease?

Can antibiotics help a nail disease?

Depends: Most nail disease is fungal and antibiotics with not work. It is best to see a podiatrist so he can give you a diagnosis of the disease you have. ...Read more

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Tell me about yellow nail syndrome / twenty-nail disease?

Tell me about yellow nail syndrome / twenty-nail disease?

Interesting question: yellow nail syndrome is the yellow discoloration of all 20 nails associated with lymphedema and pleural effusion or fluid in the lungs. Remembert that every nail must be involved. Yellow discoloration can also be seen with fungal infections known as onychomycosis. It's best to see your doctor. And of course with lymphedema and pleural effusions you typcially would be feeling ill. ...Read more

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Are the pills my doctor prescribed to treat my nail disease dangerous?

Are the pills my doctor prescribed to treat my nail disease dangerous?

They need monitoring: Im assuming you mean anti fungal pills. Most commonly they can cause liver problems in some folks, so it is recommended you get baseline labs and then have blood drawn periodically while on them to monitor for any problems. ...Read more

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