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My Tie Nail Is Black And Falling Off
A kid's nails are falling for no reason it starts getting black from under then the whole nails is black then it fall's please help?
See a dermatologist: A couple of possibilities. A fungal or bacterial infection of the nail can cause discoloration and nail shedding. Pseudomonas nail infection gives a green-gray nail discoloration which can get loose and possibly fall. Also blood collections (subungual hematoma) can do the same, usually from trauma. This needs an evaluation and some lab tests and cultures. Please see your dermatologist right away. ...Read more
I smashed my finger 2 days ago nail is black and it's swollen should I get it drained or wait till the nail falls off i'm in a lot of pain ?
Drain if in pain: If the nail is causing you a lot of pain, it's a good idea to see your doc to have it properly drained. The process will involve burning a hole in the nail with a small, hot wire, allowing the collected blood to drain out. Eventually the nail will likely fall off on its own but draining it will release the pressure relieve the pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Subungual hematoma; left index, how long until nail falls off? Lots of blood accumulating under nail. Black in colour. Severely painful and swollen.
Trephination: Ouch! Go see your family doc about this condition, the sooner the better. S/he can make a hole (trephinate) in your nail allowing blood to escape, thus relieving pressure & pain. No anesthesia needed. Instant pain relief w/very dramatic release of blood build up. Check out http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/82926-overview for more info. ...Read more
Blood under nail: If you hit your skin very hard, it will damage small blood vessels in your skin, and you will get a bruise, where blood has leaked from the veins into the skin. If you hit your finger nail very hard, you will get bleeding under the nail, which may lift your nail up. There is no where for this blood to go, and the black, old blood, will remain until the nail grows out and it may take months. ...Read more
Rule out melanoma: Whenever a nail turns black, the question is whether it is truly black or dried blood which appears black. Usually a history of trauma with sudden turning of the nail color will confirm that it is indeed dried blood under the nail. Any black nail that does not resolve and cannot be explained should be evaluated and followed by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Local anesthetic: Your surgeon or podiatrist will numb it first. ...Read more
Splinter Hemorrage: Splinter hemorrhages are small areas of bleeding (hemorrhage) under the fingernails or toenails. Splinter hemorrhages can occur with infection of the heart valves (endocarditis). They may be caused by vessel damage from swelling of the blood vessels (vasculitis) or tiny clots that damage the small capillaries (microemboli). ...Read more
On 2 of my nails I got a black line, on each of them.I recently got them,and I'm not exactly sure how.But I was wondering if it was bad.
Melanonychia: Extremely difficult to tell without seeing the lines on your nails in person. Dark lines can be normal in dark-skinned people, but sometimes it can indicate that you may have abnormalities in your melanocytes. Worst case: Melanoma. Go see your dermatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
What to do if I have a light ish brown/black line from the bottom to the top of the nail. I am Asian and I know I am healthy. what happened?
Melanonychia : Have been under sun lately for prolonged periods, any trauma to nail( is it your index finger or thumb) any new Meds? You will need to be seen by a dermatologist to examine width and intensity of color of line to determine if it could be one of the above causes or from a melanotic mole, Nevis or from a malignant melanoma which can be fatal. http://images.nailsmag.com/post/M-na07disease-3.jpg ...Read more
Hello. Im 25yr old female. I do realize that on several nails there are permenant black lines appears. Why and what is wrong with my nails? Tq
Melanonychia: Brown or dark streaks are called melanonychia. This is normal especially in black or ethnic skin. However, there is a risk of having melanoma so if there are changes in the streak you should definitely see a doctor or dermatologist to make sure it's not suspicious for melanoma. ...Read more
I have black/brown vertical lines under the tip of my nails. Its like splinters under my nails. Have 3 nails that has it, what can these lines mean?
Nail pigmentation : Linear pigmented nail streaks are quite common in more deeply pigmented patients. Nail streaks such as these are uniform, brown colored and have thin diameters. If a streak or steaks (lines) are changing size , color or shape , have the nails examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Yes or HT consult: Likely a fungal infection of the toenail, but there are other possibilities also.An online INBOX text consultation at Health Tap may be helpful. You can upload images of your nail as well as the history of your present problem. You need to be available during the day to reply to any questions your consultant may have. Several images of the involved area IN SHARP FOCUS and including closeups would ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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