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What does it mean when your fingernails itch in the crevices. and your thumb is itchy under the cuticle?

What does it mean when your fingernails itch in the crevices. and your thumb is itchy under the cuticle?

Itch: Finger nails, crevices and cuticle itching would make me consider a fungal infection. However, some type of dry skin process can cause this. Anxiety and nerve issues can sometime present this way. ...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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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?

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

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Itchiness under finger nails?

Itchiness under finger nails?

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

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Why do my finger nails feel itchy ?

Why do my finger nails feel itchy ?

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

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Hi. Why is my back itchy?

Hi. Why is my back itchy?

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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How to remove itchy bites?

How to remove itchy bites?

Use antihistamines: Apply witch hazel, Hydrocortisone cream, and over the counter ant histamines. If this does not get it under control see your doctor as there may be more to it. ...Read more