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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?
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
Can picking at nails (finger and toe) to the point of them bleeding be part of dermatillomania? Or is it something else?
Yes: Behavior modification therapy will help. See a psychologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more
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
Dog bit my nail and finger while feeding him and my nail got punctured in the middle really bad. Will my whole nail grow back and how many weeks?
Yes: If no infection that nail may fall of after a while with a nail growing under it. ...Read more
Keep dry: Keep nail unit clean and dry.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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It could be fungal but there are systemic conditions that can also have this affect on nails.
See a dermatologist or podiatrisrt ...Read more
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.
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
Need stitches (roughly)? Parallel Cut above the nail on finger. 1/4" wide, ~1/4" deep. Opens w/ Lil blood when moved. No bone, only sore.
Need exam: Probably need a clear, semipermeable, membrane to hold it closed. Bioclusive works very well. ...Read more
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
Depends: If the blood supply to the nail bed is adequate, then a new nail will grow back. ...Read more
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