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My thumb nail is turning completly white?

My thumb nail is turning completly white?

WHITE NAIL: White nails can be do to a number of things. It can be a superficial fungous infection, occasonally a result of medication. It may all disappear with time. If you are worried, do see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My nail beds have been turning purple recently, now my thumb nail beds are so purple they're nearly black. My hands don't feel cold - what is this?

My nail beds have been turning purple recently, now my thumb nail beds are so purple they're nearly black. My hands don't feel cold - what is this?

Possibly related to: Spasms of the blood vessels of the nailbed, so called Raynaud's phenomenon. Cold sometimes is a trigger. But emotional stress can set it off too. Exposures to many different things can. In some cases this can be related to associated autoimmune disease like lupus, or other disease processes. Your best bet is to be evaluated by a doctor in person, to make sure nothing more concerning is going on ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of thumb nail pain?

What are the possible causes of thumb nail pain?

Trauma most common: Injury would be the most common cause. It can be caused by infections around the nail (paronychia) or rarely by tumors under the nail. It is difficult to be any more precise than this without examining your thumb. ...Read more

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What causes deep vertical lines on my thumb nails?

What causes deep vertical lines on my thumb nails?

Usually aging: Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about.The lines extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical nail ridges often become more numerous or prominent with age, possibly due to variations in cell turnover within the nail. Trauma is another etiology.Sometimes nails are brittletransverse line development or discoloration of nails may imply underlying chronic disease. ...Read more

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What are causes of deep vertical lines on my thumb nails?

What are causes of deep vertical lines on my thumb nails?

Two primary concerns: Trama to the nail matrix can lead to ridges and splitting in the nail. Nail changes can also be seen in certain autoimmune conditions (such as dermatomyositis or psoriasis). However, the primary cause seen in your age group are vertical ridges that result from age related changes called onychoschizia. ...Read more

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What causes a very thin vertical black line down thumb nail?

What causes a very thin vertical black line down thumb nail?

Nail line: Usually it is a normal variant. Sometimes a mole or even a rare melanoma skin cancer can look like a black line in the nail. You should have a dermatogist evaluate the nail. ...Read more

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Pain around thumb nail and discoloration within last 2 days ?

Pain around thumb nail and discoloration within last 2 days ?

An injury: Pl see attached for a good review of nail conditions. You can either go to your GP or a podiatrist, whoever can get you in quickly to relive pain. ...Read more