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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Nail Tenderness (Overview)

Nail tenderness is a symptom suggesting damage to tissues underneath the nail.


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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. Creighton Wright
25 doctors shared insights

Nail Tenderness (Overview)

Nail tenderness is a symptom suggesting damage to tissues underneath the nail.


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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

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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
Once
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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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