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Nail Scratch No Blood
Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?
Nail bruising: After trauma to nail, it one can get a pooling of blood under the nail (subungual hematoma) which gives the nail a purple/maroon discoloration. If injury is recent and there is pain, please see dermatologist right away. It may be necessary to drain the blood from under nail. Whether nail will be lost depends on how much trauma and how much blood presses on junction between nail plate and bed. ...Read more
Risk of hiv-hcv-hbv transmission by stripper scratching my back with nails (little blood came out)? Concern for her scratching other men-"dirty" nails
HIV HCV HBV: The risk is low but it is not zero. This would be considered risky behavior and is not recommended. ...Read more
My nails have light purple/grey near cuticle&entire big toenails purple/grey. No pain, no change of shoes, no excessive standing, no diabetes.
White semi-crusty horizontal lines on toenails from cuticle to just above lunula. Some nails have it more than others. No diabetes, blood work ok.
Had infections at nailbed & ingrown nail. saw podiatrist for ingrown nail 6 mth ago nail now yellow & broken. Will it grow out? Can I use fake nail?
Nail regrowth: As long as the nailbed has not been damaged or removed, nails should regrow with time (lots of time). Sometimes the new growth is characterized by discoloration or distortion, and this is usually permanent. Occlusion of the exposed nailbed with artificial nails and chemicals may further damage the nailbed and inhibit any new growth that might occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exam. Antibiotics.: I agree with these measures. Presence of blood indicates that conjunctiva is lacerated. Corneal injures themselves may not bleed but are susceptible to infection. The consequences of an ocular injury from a cat scratch can even be systemic. Regardless, prompt treatment with prophylactic antibiotics could prevent endophthalmitis and other infection. See a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hang nails and received a blood stained dollar bill. No hang nails were bleeding, just red like blood and healing. Is there an HIV risk.
No: A blood stained dollar bill. Nobody knows how long HIV lives on environmental surfaces. It's not long and drying seems to kill it. Hangnails are sealed by fibrin and won't get infected with HIV. A physician or psychologist can help you be rid of these unwanted thoughts. To be brave, act brave. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cat nail pricked scrotum w/ sleeping on lap. Tiny bleed 5-10min. Slight bump around prick/point Clean w Alc/Hyd Pero? Cat nail higher infection risk?
There were few anal bleeding, little blood flowed, now i noticed a broken blood vessel in the eye big enough.Is it a lack of vit.K, capillary fragility?
Likely fungal toe infection, wasn't discolored yet, but the nail was elevated & was easy to cut it back to the nailbedding. No pain. Will nailgrow bk?
Fungal nails: Fungus is very difficult to get out of the toenails. The fungus discolors, thickens, and changes the over-all shape of the nails. It can stunt the growth of the nails. Unfortunately, cutting the infected portion, or total removal of the nail does not usually get rid of the fungus. Topical and oral therapies are the only way to get rid of nail fungus. Liver functionos must be done before oral. ...Read more
Entire pinky toenail fell off, no recent trauma, no apparent fungal infection/discoloration. Randomly noticed it was hanging by a thread w/no pain.
Big toe sore, skin red, squeezed and pus came out side of toe nail. is it a possible ingrown toe nail ? Infection ?
Trimmed toenails-noticed dark grey raised spot next to big toenail-slight pain, think it was ingrown nail. Trimmed off spot of skin, it bled a bit, blood went deep, and a tiny bit of clear liquid (pus?). Cleaned w/isop. alcohol + bandaid. Infected?
Probably: It does sound like an ingrown toenail, which usually does involve infection. The corner of the nail grows into the skin edge and burrows in causing infection. If it is mild, you can sometimes keep the nail edge elevated out of the skin and it can grow past the area. If that does not work, probably would be good to be seen. ...Read more
No tdap shot also stepped by rusty stairs or rusty spots with cracked open split skin red thats hurts in between toe worry about tetanus ?
I doubt it ...: but maybe there are a few too many uncommon events for comfort: open skin, rusty spots, etc. The signs and symptoms of tetanus (lock jaw) are not pain where it entered but muscle spasms, jaw cramping, trouble swallowing etc. But I think a prompt doctor visit is warranted in any case for a brief exam and updating your tetanus vaccine at a minimum. Call today/now. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Horizontal ridges on both big toenails. Nail peeling. Doc doesn't think it's fungus because no discolor. No injury. Ideas?
Dryness or other: Could be just drying or iron deficiency or other pathologies. If it is or isn't fungus, your doctor can get a culture/specium to confirm whether it is or not. Try to see aobut your diet as well as lack of certain vitamins and minerals can be seen first in toenails/fingernails and or hair. Good luck. ...Read more
What causes bleeding behind the eye ? He's having blood transfusions, he ran out of red blood cells, no high blood pressure, no hiv, and no diabetes
Bleeding : Bleeding behind the eye is a relatively rare problem. Possible causes could include a ruptured aneurysm or trauma of some sort. If instead this is bleedin inside of the eye, in the back, a careful examination by an ophthalmologist woudl help. I would suggest that you ask your doctor for the cause of this problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Head of penis looks bloody. No visible blood in semen/urine. Area itchy/sore. Wiping with damp cloth doesn't remove the 'blood'. No sex. What is it?
10 yr old bite right arm between elbow & wrist through fleece coat and long sleeve shirt no blood some skin broke like abrasion do need worry infectio?
Bite: animal bites need to be cleaned with soap and water and apply antibiotics ointment on it. Make sure he is up to date on his vaccination. If there is defends of skin, you need to see your doctor to make sure antibiotics are needed or not ...Read more
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