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The pink part of my nails (fingers) are all uneven and different. Is this normal and is it possible to be fixed?

The pink part of my nails (fingers) are all uneven and different. Is this normal and is it possible to be fixed?

Get checked: Is this a new change? Do the colors change to lighter or darker shades, or to white or blue? There could be spasm in the vessels in your fingers, & that needs to be checked & possibly requires active treatment. Is there pain also? If you experience pain, then you should get an urgent evaliation. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My nails (finger and toes) are seemingly peeling, layer by layer... I'm worried that eventualy I will run out of layers, is this natural / what do I do?

My nails (finger and toes) are seemingly peeling, layer by layer... I'm worried that eventualy I will run out of layers, is this natural / what do I do?

See a dermatologist: No, skin does not have layers like an onion. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile use hand cream several times a day and use a mild cleanser such as dove. ...Read more

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Torn piece of nail off finger scared will grow clean it band aid blooding stop?

Torn piece of nail off finger scared will grow clean it band aid blooding stop?

Nail injury: Keep it clean, protect it with band aid. Keep the portion of the nail bed which is missing the nail clean, protected. Most nail injuries heal slowly and well as long as the nail bed has not been disrupted, Typically tearing of nails without a crush component heal with return of a normal nail! ...Read more

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My son's toe nails and finger nails turning colors and coming off. Possible causes?

My son's toe nails and finger nails turning colors and coming off. Possible causes?

See a doctor: It could be fungal but there are systemic conditions that can also have this affect on nails.
See a dermatologist or podiatrisrt ...Read more

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Change in color of toe nails and finger nails. Should I worry?

Change in color of toe nails and finger nails. Should I worry?

Nails: Changes in the color of your toenails and fingernails may indicate that you have a fungus. You should see a dermatologist or a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I make my psoriasis nails look better. Right now my toe nails and finger nails look odd. My toe nails became thick and black.

How can I make my psoriasis nails look better. Right now my toe nails and finger nails look odd. My toe nails became thick and black.

Psoriatic nail: Cannot fight your "genes" the psoriasis is an auto immune condition. I've had some success with cold laser treatments on the nails.
the blackness under the nail is most likely a fungus - the nail needs to be removed and an antifungal solution or polish should be applied to get rid of that problem ...Read more

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I ve always had dark pink/ purple nails, both fingers and toes. Does it indicate a heart problem? Photos of it on my profile

I ve always had dark pink/ purple nails, both fingers and toes. Does it indicate a heart problem? Photos of it on my profile

This could be a -: -heart or respiratory problem. Have you noticed that your lips are also bluish. If so, you would also be short of breath with exertion. If this fits your complaints, you need a cardiac and or pulmonary evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes hole dent in finger nail?

What causes hole dent in finger nail?

Trauma/diffecincy: Either direct trauma to nail while it's under nail bed or calcium diffecincy along with other vitamin diff. Are factors.
See a skin doctor for evaluation.. ...Read more

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How can you treat a torn off finger nail?

How can you treat a torn off finger nail?

As a wound: This will heal best if covered with an emollient such as aquaphor, vaseline, etc. Or a bandage. Some years ago, our mothers and grandmothers told us that we should "leave it open to get oxygen." more recent studies have shown that wounds heal better covered. ...Read more

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What is the best cure hole in finger nail?

What is the best cure hole in finger nail?

None needed: A hole in the fingernail does not generally require any treatment other than the tincture of time in order to allow it to grow out. ...Read more

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What is the vertical brown line under finger nail?

What is the vertical brown line under finger nail?

Pigmentation: Vertical nail pigmentation or melonychia can be caused by various growths in the growth plate of the nail called the matrix. These growths can be either benign or malignant.
Benign melonychia is relatively common in patients of color e.g. Hispanics and blacks.
Melonychia of recent onset or with recent changes is best evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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