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My Fingernail Is Itchy
What does it mean when your fingernails itch in the crevices. and your thumb is itchy under the cuticle?
My scalp has been really itchy recently and every time I scratch it, white and black specks appear on my fingernails. What is it and how treated?
Dermatitis: The scales are likely from skin scales (older one tends to be darker). You need to find what is causing the itching. As a starter, the hair preparation used (especially something introduced recently). But there are also other causes for scalp itching. - consider a derm consult if you can't solve the puzzle yourself. ...Read more
Why did i get skin sores from coworkers when theirs were caused by drug use and I do not use any drugs? They went away and now are back again. My face is itchy and fingernails and tips feel contaminated. Others also have sores again. What or how can this
My nasal bone was itchy so I scratch it very deep and hard with my fingernail. I did it 30 times and my nose hurt afterward. Did I fracture it?
Infection/allergy?: This is a very unusual symptom, in fact i don't think i've ever had a patient with this problem! i did some research- the most likely cause is a fungal infection under the nail, a common problem that is usually not itchy, but the nail should look thick, distorted or discolored. It might also be a reaction to nail polish. It might also be an allergy to something you are eating. See my comment:. ...Read more
Itchy skin: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...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?
Itchy back: An itchy back without associated rash is often due to excessive dryness of the skin or irritability caused by certain clothing. If generalized body itching is present, medical conditions like diabetes, blood dyscrasias, liver disorders,thyroid abnormalities, and generalized skin dryness are searched for. A dermatologist can evaluate you as needed. ...Read more
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