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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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Pain of prying ingrown fingernail from infected skin cause shock-like symptoms (dizzy, sweaty, low hr, tired). No blood. Can pain cause shock? Dangerous?

Pain of prying ingrown fingernail from infected skin cause shock-like symptoms (dizzy, sweaty, low hr, tired). No blood. Can pain cause shock? Dangerous?

The subjective: Experience of pain can do a lot of things to an individual and is best avoided at all costs. In your case i would recommend stop manipulating your fingernail (lots of pain receptors there) and let your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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What do I do for an infected fingernail?

Infection: The mainstay of treatment for finger infections is antibiotics and proper wound care. The proper wound care varies for each of the different infections. This can range from a simple incision and drainage of the wound to an extensive surgical exploration of the wound to remove as much infected material as possible. ...Read more

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How can I heal a ingrown fingernail quickly? There is clear puss stuff

How can I heal a ingrown fingernail quickly? There is clear puss stuff

Soak, cuticle tool: If it is early, it may respond to soaks, and try to move the skin away from the nail with a cuticle tool. You want to keep the nail free of the skin so it can grow past it. ...Read more

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Infected fingernail/paronychia, what to do?

Infected fingernail/paronychia, what to do?

Antibiotics: Initial care is primarily antibiotics, however the infection may not respond and this requires removal of the nail, or marsupilization of the epinychium both surgical procedures. ...Read more

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Can picking ur fingers turn into a disorder? Currently I have no fingernails, all my cuticles are bloody and a few fingers are infected.

Can picking ur fingers turn into a disorder? Currently I have no fingernails, all my cuticles are bloody and a few fingers are infected.

Nervous tic: It sounds like a nervous tic. Luckily, you don't have an infection currently. But the proximal cuticles must be painful from picking at them. Something has you stressed. ...Read more

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I think I have an ingrown fingernail.. My fingertip has ballooned in size and painful when touched. How can I fix it or take the pain away?

I think I have an ingrown fingernail.. My fingertip has ballooned in size and painful when touched. How can I fix it or take the pain away?

See a doctor: Ingrown nails can certainly be painful. But if it has sudden ballooned in size, you may want to see a doctor as it may be infected, especially if it is red or has pus drainage. This is called paronychia. Ingrown nails can break open the skin and allows bacteria or yeast into the area. See a doctor so they can treat you properly. ...Read more

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I have a badly ingrown fingernail that is causing me a lot of pain. Home treatment is not working so what type of dr do I see to have it cut out?

I have a badly ingrown fingernail that is causing me a lot of pain. Home treatment is not working so what type of dr do I see to have it cut out?

Any reputable: Urgent care center with a physician or the "fast track" area of your local ed. Keep in mind that if it is not abscessed you may only receive analgesics and antibiotics which many times are successful. Trust the physician examing you as the least invasive option that works is the best. ...Read more

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What should you do if your fingernails get infected?

Soaking, see doctor: Soaking in salt water may help but you must get this evaluated and treated by a physician. May need antibiotics as well as partial nail removal. ...Read more