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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Nail Tenderness (Overview)

pain or discomfort when pressure is applied to the nails.


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My fingertips, under the nail, were very sore. Painful to use hands because of the pressure. They are discolored 1/2 way down the nail. What causes?

My fingertips, under the nail, were very sore. Painful to use hands because of the pressure. They are discolored 1/2 way down the nail.  What causes?

Trauma?: Sounds like it might be a blood collection under there. Was there any trauma or repetitive use? There is a procedure that a doctor can perform to relieve the pressure and pain if you would like. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
27 doctors shared insights

Nail Tenderness (Overview)

pain or discomfort when pressure is applied to the nails.


Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
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Treating Nail Fungus (Checklist)

Thin out thickened toe nails and keep nails short
Monthly
Apply topical antifungal
Once
Avoid sharing personal nail care instruments
Once
Avoid tight shoes
Once
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My mom's middle finger is swollen and tender and there is pus coming out her nail fold, is this paronychia? How to treat plz?

My mom's middle finger is swollen and tender and there is pus coming out her nail fold, is this paronychia? How to treat plz?

See a doc: It certainly can be, or it can be a finger pulp infection. Either way, i'd see a doctor as this usually requires oral antibiotics. You can also try wet soaks at home, but this is not curative. ...Read more

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Is nail polish remover an acceptable treatment for the cold sore?

Is nail polish remover an acceptable treatment for the cold sore?

???: I have not heard of using nail polish remover on cold sores. I would avoid trying this unless you are provided with information that supports this practice from a reliable source (i.e., your physician). ...Read more

Dr. L. Collins Dr. Collins
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Overcoming Nail Biting (Checklist)

Trim & file your nails daily
Daily
Carry a file with you to deal with snags as soon as possible
Once
Get a weekly manicure
Weekly
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I stubbed my toe cracked my nail down the right corner it's tender and turning red what are at home treatments for ingrown toenails?

I stubbed my toe cracked my nail down the right corner  it's tender and turning red what are at home treatments for ingrown toenails?

Natural nail RX. : Treating an ingrown nail naturally can ease the pain. First soak the toe with warm water with two tablespoons of salt and add 1 teaspoon of peroxide in the water or use 1 teaspoon of tree tree oil bd soak twenty minutes. Apply a topical antibiotic then see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a sore swollen finger along the side of my nail, how do I get rid of it?

I have a sore swollen finger along the side of my nail, how do I get rid of it?

Warm Soaks: This is most likely an infection of the nail fold called a paranychia. You can try soaking your finger in warm water for 15min. Three or four times a day. If it does not improve or gets worse in a day or two see a doctor. ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
once
Do not dig into the corners when cutting nails
once
Avoid harsh chemicals
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Have red swollen toe also got fungal nail infection i take tablets for. The red skin is shiny and very sore?

Have red swollen toe also got fungal nail infection i take tablets for. The red skin is shiny and very sore?

BACTERIAL: It sounds like you have a bacterial infection, in addition to your fungal infection. You should return to your doctor; they may put you on antibiotics. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nail polish remover on an open bed sore to prevent pus from coming out?

Is it safe to use nail polish remover on an open bed sore to prevent pus from coming out?

No it is not: Pressure sores can be treated with many things, but nail polish remover is not one of them. A pressure sore that has pus draining from it needs to be evaluated by a physician familiar with pressure sore care. Get medical care now. ...Read more

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How do I make my sore finger heal fast before I get a manicure next week it kills down the side of nail :-(:-( thank you ?

How do I make my sore finger heal fast before I get a manicure next week it kills down the side of nail :-(:-( thank you ?

How does it look?: If it is ingrown, red, swollen, tender, or has pus, you should see a doctor. If it's sore because you pulled a hangnail, try using some triple antibiotic ointment on it for a few days. ...Read more

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For about a week now my right thumb nail is really tender and painful, no injury. It worsens when cold, no swelling. Some redness, possibilities ?

For about a week now my right thumb nail is really tender and painful, no injury. It worsens when cold, no swelling. Some redness, possibilities ?

See your doctor: There are several causes for redness and pain under the thumbnail. There can be infection or injury, and sometimes cysts or growths can occur under the nail. You should see your doctor for an exam and diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more