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Is there any hope for my poor fingernail? Laptop fell on it

Is there any hope for my poor fingernail? Laptop fell on it

Ouch: That would depend on the damage. I would tend to think you will be okay. I would ice it immediately and as much as possible. Unless the latop was very heavy and the distance it traveled was long, you should be okay with minimal damage. Was their bleeding of any kind? Is the nail broken or anything? These clues would help aid the prognosis. ...Read more

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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Hi, i am scared, my fingernails have changed colour, i did used to have black under my fingernails and i hope it is just fungi, please help me?

Hi, i am scared, my fingernails have changed colour, i did used to have black under my fingernails and i hope it is just fungi, please help me?

Don't be scared: Have you family make you an appointment to see dermatologist to diagnose. Nails can change color for many reasons, and usually nail fungus is yellow and white ...Read more

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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

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

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My daughter is 14 months old && her pinky fingernail fell off. What could this mean? No injury or trauma and she isn't in any pain. H e l p !

My daughter is 14 months old && her pinky fingernail fell off. What could this mean? No injury or trauma and she isn't in any pain. H e l p !

Nothing at this time: Wait and watch. Could be unrecognised trauma. Sometimes immune body responses can cause nail bed damage. Likely to re-grow the nail. ...Read more

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I have a fingernail that partially fell off. It started with a deep crease in the nail. Then it fell off right above where the crease started.

I have a fingernail that partially fell off.  It started with a deep crease in the nail.  Then it fell off right above where the crease started.

Nail Dystrophy: You most likely have median nail dystrophy. If you pick your nails, or manipulate the skin around the nails, this can cause this nail condition. If there has been significant trauma, there is scaring in your nail bed which cannot be cured. I would have your doctor write you a prescription for tacrolimus apply this medication to the skin around the nails twice a day for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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My fingernail fell off from paronychia about 4 weeks ago I have not seen any new growth. Do you thing it's gone for good?

My fingernail fell off from paronychia about 4 weeks ago I have not seen any new growth. Do you thing it's gone for good?

NAIL FELL OFF: IT TAKES AT LEAST 6 MONTHS BEFORE A FINGER NAIL WILL GROW BACK. IF YOU ARE CONCERNED, SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. NOT TO WORRY . . . ...Read more

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Injured my fingernail, it fell off, it grew back with short horizontal ridges on it, they won't go away, nail collects dirt always looks dirty.

Injured cuticle: You neglected to indicate how long ago? After an injury, expect nail change for 6 months. If the injury caused permanent damage to the cuticle, the nail will never be normal. Keep very short. Lubricate frequently. ...Read more

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I slammed my finger in a door. What can I do to save my fingernail from falling off?

I slammed my finger in a door. What can I do to save my fingernail from falling off?

Depends: On how long ago it happened. If more than a day, too late , if it just happened and there is a blood accumulation under the nail, your doctor can drill a small hole to relieve the pressure. ...Read more

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My fingernail is falling off, is there anything i can do?

My fingernail is falling off, is there anything i can do?

See a dermatologist: There are a lot of reasons for fingernails falling off. Some patterns represent systemic reactions to drugs or systemic illness. See a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more