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Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?
Bandaid and topical: The best treatment would be to get the wound assessed by a doctor. With that said if the there are no lacerations in the nail bed and the rest of the nail is attached firmly, no treatment would be necessary except for maybe a bandaid with topical antibiotic cream for a few days. If the nail is loose it may need to be taken off by a doctor or it may fall off on its own soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Subungual melanoma: nail bed discoloration or nail plate? My nail plate has a horizontal band 1/2cm across but skin underneath is normal. Confused
See a doctor: Your nail needs to be examined by your doctor, preferably by a dermatologist. After examination you will be guided further. A close watch for change in the size of discoloration or the skin around will guide the doctor further. Keep good photographs to detect changes over time(weekly). Good luck ...Read more
Broke big toe on 8/12. Detached toenail. Skin is falling off in sheets from ALL toes on the foot. No cast. Walking boot,now surgical shoe. Why?
Quit Sloughing off.: Skin sloughing, particularly after a period of immobilization and departure from one's daily bathing routine, is almost a given when the immobilization and swelling end. Layers of dead skin cells that are normally sloughed during one's daily routine have piled up and are revealed as these skin "sheets". One can only imagine how much skin is shedded daily by your body daily. ...Read more
Tea Tree Fungus: This is commonly used as a natural remedies for toenail fungus but my experience is that it is not very effective in moderate or severe cases. It may be slightly effective if there is only a small amount of fungus present. Keeping the nail trimmed short and filed thin may help at work slightly better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably not: Bruises beneath the toenail are usually caused by something forcefully dropped onto or pressing the toenail. If the nail becomes chronically bruised from shoegear or activity it could lead to enough damage that fungus could begin to grow beneath the nail and cause an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2.5 cm cut, top of foot below big toe, 6 stiches. Hallucis longus tendon was partially cut, wearing a cam boot. Is it ok to be on feet 5 hours?
Don't even ask.: This is an example of one of those hypotheticals that that surgeons are expected to have an answer for without knowing all the details. After practicing for almost forty years, my answer has never wavered. "If you have to ask, the answer is NO." ...Read more
Painful toes: An infected toe with or without a fungal infection should not be ignored. Many toe infections can go from a mild one to a severe one in days. The best way to address this problem is to try a topical antibiotic for a day and see if it gets better; if there's no improvement, seek the help of a Podiatrist. For foot fungus, the same approach applies. Try an OTC product, but see a Podiatrist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Big toe nail fungus and blood blister underside of toe. Saw a podiatrist, he clipped the excess toenail and the pain is now under the toe.
Nail fungus treatmen: I ususally outline the following options for my patinets: topical creams topical antifungal nail polish removal of nail oral antifungals (some risk of liver concerns) laser nail treatment. Talk with your podiatrist about these options to see which is best for you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Slammed pinky in door,can't bend.Skin scraped off, ottom of nail pulled up,some of nailbed beyond where nail begins,shows.Entire arm hurts.WhatCanIDo?
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During foot reconstruction for foot compartment syndrome damage, cut plantar fascia off my heel bone. Will it scar back to heel or remain floating?
My son recently lost his big toe nail in a bicycle accident. This was about 3 weeks ago. We have cleaned it every day...and wrapped it for protection. We are on holiday and he is swimming every day. Is this good for the open wound?
As long as not in: Pain no need to worry. The chlorine in the pool will act as a disinfectant. ...Read more
I have noticed the last 3 - 6 months that my ring finger on my right hand seems to get stiff ..And freezes when I am holding a utensil...It usually just lasted a few seconds.Today if was wrapped around a tissue and froze... It did not want to pop back...
The : The most common cause of a finger that "freezes" and "pops" is a so called trigger finger, a type of tendonitis. You should certainly have it checked out especially since you've had the problem for so long. If it turns out to be a trigger finger, and the diagnosis is pretty straightforward, it is fairly easy to treat right in the office. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paranyxhia: Sounds like infection or inflammation in the tissue around the nail bed . Hot compress and anti inflammatory like Advil or aleve (naproxen) might help. If does not get better or you see any underlying yellow/green color may need to be slit open to drain the pus. See your physician you may need antibiotic also ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I slept 8 hours with an Ace bandage wrapped too tightly around my arm. Upon waking, my hand was swollen and sensitive to touch. Will I be OK?
Hi5'd someone and my hand is swollen and veiny and quite sore. It's been like this for a few hours and I have kept it wrapped with a support bandage?
See details: Probably just a contusion. Apply ice and give it a chance to improve. See a doctor if there is no improvement in 24-48 hrs. ...Read more
Need expert advice. After my surgery they wrapped my hand up too tight and I have no feeling in my thumb. How long until it comes back?
Slipped and fell on my left hand, been 1 hr ago, nothing swollen, wrapped in ice. Hi pain, my fingers can move.Solution?no ER, best pain killer OTC?
REST AND Ibuprofen : Well done with the ice pack and triage. Take ibuprofen but see your physician for any sign of pain or swelling or Deformity and tenderness on pressure at the bony prominences of the wrist. Must Splint the wrist on a pillow and take Advil or Motrin both OtC. Avoid wrist movement and watch. ...Read more
I have a cyst on my upper forearm according to the ER. They told me to keep it wrapped but every time I wrap it my hand and wrist swell up. ?
Too tight: I presume you are to keep it wrapped/bandaged because it is draining or infected? This may be fine, but it sounds like you may be wrapping it too tightly. This causes obstruction of the venous blood and lymph flow back up your arm, and resultant swelling down below. Try wrapping it more loosely. Infection should soon resolve; no other reason to wrap a cyst!? Good wishes:) ...Read more
Hello! I have a broken hand, the two bones between my hand and elbow are both broken, I have wrapped it but somei feel like the bones are moving. ?
Fractures: This is a dangerous situation. You need to get to a doctor to take an X Ray and put the bones back together and put a cast on your arm. It sounds like you will probably need surgery with metal plates and screws to maintain the reduction of your BBFF both bones forearm fracture and hand fractures eval and treated similarly open vs closed reduction and fixation. If open need tetanus and IV abx ASAP ...Read more
My throat has wrinkles under it from this choking feeling. It feels as someone has their hand wrapped around my neck.
Swallow study: You should have a proper swallow study done. The wrinkles in the skin of your neck have nothing to do with difficulty swallowing or a choking sensation as you describe it. Moving saliva and food from our mouth down to our stomachs requires lots of muscle coordination. If that coordination is off, you can get a sensation like you describe. See a speech and swallow specialist after discussing w/ pcp. ...Read more
Went to er and said I dislocated my lunate bone in my wrist after a fall. They put it in a ortho glass wrapped it up. Still hurts to move my hand &arm?
Shaking hands: Consult a neurologist if you have a tremor for a thorough evaluation and diagnosis. There are various causes & treatments but simple ace wraps are not successful. After the neurologist, you might consider seeing a physiatrist for additional help, if the solution to your care may take a while, or if there will be some residual symptoms no matter what neurological treatment is available. ...Read more
Sudden pain in left arm from elbow to hand. Pain mosly in wrists. Will wrapping and icing help? Has happened before bt never stays long
Wrist Pain: Why do you have arm/elbow/wrist pain? Any history of trauma? Do you play any sport? Is it just pain or with redness and swelling? Cold compress and nsaids such as ibuprofen/aleve can help relieve the inflammation. If it doesnt go away, get it checked by your doctor. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
Why is my hand sticky after my skin grew back from 2nd degree burn? how long will it be like this? and should i keep wrapping or putting neosporin on
How long should it take a sprained finger to heal? I sprained my middle and ring finger of my left hand in the middle of november. It's now the middle of january and it still hurts as much as it did in nov. I've been wrapping the two fingers together an
Fetal distress.: A tightly cord wrapping around the fetal neck or body can cause the fetal heart rate to decrease below normal repeatedly and require a cesarean section sometimes. It is, however pretty common and not an immediate indication for c-section - amnioinfusion can help achieve a normal vaginal delivery. ...Read more
Hot and Cold: Gout usually presents with 'burning/hot' and swelling (at least during an attack). If your immediate gout site is 'fairly chilly, ' this is not related to the gout. Consider consulting with your family doctor or podiatrist and have your pulses evaluated. In the meantime, i see no problem with keeping is wrapped for warmth, but comprising the site is not advised. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers