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Index Finger Nail
Itch: This sounds very normal to me. Itches come and go and these are normal. Is there a rash? Bite? ...Read more
Hi sir iam 20 years old iam having a light black line on my index finger nail since 6 years is it serious??
No: Probably note serious. If no change in 14 years not likely cause for concern. For definitive answer, have finger examined by a skin specialist, a Dermatologist. ...Read more
What causes a flat nail? My left index finger nail has always been flat. My other nails have always looked healthy and normal.
Flat?: Not sure what you mean by flat? Not curved? Disclored?-send a photo. ...Read more
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.
In the past year, my index finger nail curves down, but the fingertip is not enlarged. Is this worth seeing a doctor about? I'm a 40-year-old woman.
Finger nail curves: Yes get it checked out, may signify illness including possible nutritional defecits, go see a local Doc or try Health Tap Concierge ...Read more
I have dark spots on my index finger nail that are not going away. I also have what appears to be a bruise or blood under the pad. It hurts to touch.?
Both of my index finger nails curve slightly down. None of my other fingers seem to be doing this. I've noticed I've had this for about 2 years?
not sure: Have you left that finger nail grow very long? If you have that could be a reason why it is curved. If you have not let it grow very long then I do not have an answer for you. Sorry. ...Read more
The past few years I have notice my thumb & index finger nails (both hands) develop a darkened brown color with dark vertical stripes — what is this?
Nails - systemic: Here are some slides from Mayo Clinic on nails: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/multimedia/nails/sls-20076131 -- Finger nail signs can show systemic (whole body) diseases. Another link http://www.medicinenet.com/vertical_ridges_on_the_fingernails/symptoms.htm ...Read more
Super sore index finger and nail. Can barely use finger without pain. Could it be infected? I did get raw meat under nail while cooking 3 days ago
What should I do I cut myself with a pocket knife on the tip of my right index finger near my nail? Clean new knife about 1 in deep bleeding
Keep it clean: I'm assuming that you cleaned it out by washing in cool clean water. Now keep it clean and apply anti-bacterial ointment. Also, keep it band-aided to protect it as the hands can get exposed to many bacteria every day. It is in an awkward area so it may take more than a week to heal ...Read more
I have throbbing pain in my left index finger by the nail on the side near my thumb. It hurts when it gets touched.
I hurt my tricep, elbow. Index and middle finger numb. Index finger purp under nail. What should I do? Seen doc nerve test monday. Any other suggestio?
See hand specialist: May be some nerves damage, usually transient. Would see a hand and upper extremity specialist; most doctors unfamiliar with nerves. ...Read more
I have a pain in the pad of my right-hand index finger when pressure applied. Also, I have pain under the finger nail of the right-hand ring finger.
Finger pain.: Trauma to area from using iPhone too much? ...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.
I have a light colored brown vertical line on my index finger and middle fingernail on my left hand. I used to have a habit of biting my nail and peeling off layers from my nails, could this be a result? I hope this isn't anything too serious! Thanks so m
So do I!: So do I on my index finger! This is completely benign (not a health problem at all) and has nothing to do with your previous biting habits. Think of it like a freckle or a discolored hair. It is made the same way by the nail cells right at the quick. They put dark pigment (melanin) into their growing nail and it extends as the nail grows. Think of it as just making you more unique and special! ...Read more
I have a light colored brown vertical line on my index finger and middle fingernail on my left hand. I used to have a habit of biting my nail and peeling off layers from my nails, could this be a result? Also, I will be seeing my general doctor for a chec
Could be: If it on only one or two nails that argues for local damage to the nail or nail plate underneath the nail. If it is in the nail proper it will just grow forward and out and you will cut it off. If it was systemic -eI.e. You ingested something- I would expect all the nails to be affected. See a good dermatologist if you're worried. ...Read more
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?
Smashed finger nail in iron door. Black nail right away.finger sensitive painful and others fingers feel weird but they weren't smashed.
Finger pain: You probably have a subungual hematoma where there is blood under the nail which appears black. If you don't have a fine hole drilled through the nail quickly it will lift the nail off of the nail plate and you will lose the entire nail. If you feel uncomfortable doing it, go to the ER. The other fingers were probably just bruised. Good luck! ...Read more
Right below the white tip on my fingernail is a yellow/brown band on all my fingers. What is it? I don't where nail polish.
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 than 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
I got stinging pain under my finger nail.it stings to touch, and there appears to be a very small bump compared to my other fingers, what could this be?
See a pro: Call a dermatologist before it gets worse. ...Read more
I have fingernail fungus on all my fingers. The nailbed is yellow with dark vertical streaks. It is painles nd I've had it for 9 months. Nail deformed?
Not fungus: Vertical streaks in the nails is not indicator of fungus. This may be extra pigment going from your skin to the nails, which is harmless and not treatable. The yellow discoloration may be from a vitamin deficiency which may clear with OTC Biotin. See your doctor before starting any supplements. ...Read more
When I press, right-hand middle finger nail, sharp pain pops up, i also feel little pain when I do not press?
The ring finger digit on my right hand has a finger nail with a split down the center. It grows in split since birth. Healthy otherwise. Problem?
Nail abnormality: If you have this condition since birth, this is considered as a congenital defect in the nail bed or a rare double nail presenting in your finger. Some people are born with double nail formation in their small toes. The dermatologist may able to tell you more. As much as I know, you may have to live with it, as I am not aware of any medical solution for cure. ...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 it's ready to fall off, help it off. Hopefully anew nail will grow back. ...Read more
Small blisters are under my finger nail, not around the nail, just underneath it. What are these? And is it related to the hand eczema?
Need more info: Are these painful or red? How long have they been there? Do you have eczema on your hands and fingers? A dermatologist can be helpful in evaluating these findings which I recommend. ...Read more