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Newborn Purple Nails
Purple Haze?: These lines may be of little or no significance and there may be nothing you can do. But to find out, and remove all doubt, consult with a dermatologist of foot doctor. More information is needed to sole the issue. ...Read more
Door closed on nail. Still hurts a little and its turning purple blue. Should I go to the hospital?
Hematoma: It sounds like a 'subungual hematoma.' That's just blood under the nail. If the dark area is greater than half the size of the nail, it may cause problems. A doctor can puncture the nail to release the blood, and release the pressure. It's probably not an emergency right now. ...Read more
My nails always turn to purple when I took bath and under cold temperature. Is it a symptom for certain disease?
Maybe: It could be an indication of raynauds disease or syndrome. The cold water is causing constriction of the small blood vessels and therefore decreasing blood flow. ...Read more
I sandwiched my nail between a door and the door frame and now there is a shred of purple on the nail, should I worry?
No: If there is no pain, not an issue. That is blood under the nail and if it increases you will start to have pressure building up and that will be painful and needs to drained at times. Ice it and keep it elevated. If the finger is sore and tender, you may have fractured the bone too. ...Read more
My friends nails are a dark purple, and she said that "all her regular check up tests were fine". I know this isn't normal, but she's a "DR phobe". :)?
Finger nails: Actually, finger nail color tells us a lot about your health and purple finger nails should be taken seriously... Keep us posted... Dr. Sibley ...Read more
Sandpaper: A grandmother showed me once how easy it was to take off the snags on baby fingernails using a 1 by 2 inch piece of sandpaper. Simply face the rough side to the nail & pass it across with minimal pressure & the snag is gone in seconds. Two hands can be done in a minute. Emery boards take off too much skin and nail nippers can take off fingertips-yuck. I keep 120 grade wet/dry paper at the office. ...Read more
Depends: If you have acute pain due to blood under the nail, a hot paper clip works perfectly: do not attempt without experience. ER people do it routinely. The nail will be discolored and grooved until the affected area is shed off by growth of new nail. A complete fingernail is replaced in 6 months, a toenail in 12. ...Read more
Are you thin? Anemic: Many teens who are thin and possibly a bit anxious can decrease blood flow to their nails in cold or stressful environments. If you are otherwise healthy, this probably represents a normal body mechanism. Sometimes anemia can lead to vasoconstriction in nail beds leading to same sign. Raynaud's is exceedingly rare in healthy teens. If you have any question about your health please see your doctor. ...Read more
Nails purple- at bas:
These is typical in patient who have insufficient Oxygen exchange in the lungs. "Hypoxia" Has this occurred in the past? Did the general condition deteriorated? Like shortness of breath, weakness,
Try not to use nail paint, so if appears again you will detect it easy.
You should see a Dr. And have an arterial test " Oxygen Saturation" normal is 95%. at sea level. ...Read more
I ran a marathon last Sunday and nail got all black and purple with lots of pain today a clear sticky liquid is coming out if it. I don' know what to?
Hematoma: It is likely a hematoma (bleeding) that has occurred under your toe nail, very common in running. Options are to leave it go, be seen and have it drained, or drain it yourself with in a sterile fashion with a needle or hot paper clip. Definitely would need to be seen if you develop signs of infection like redness or purulent discharge. ...Read more
Yes: I am concerned with things on my or my children's bodies that are not right. A purple toe is not right. This is likely a vascular problem. First check closely for any hair that may be strangulating the toe. If it is there remove the hair. If no hair is this toe colder than the others? Is it warmer? Take your findings to your pediatrician and haven him/her find the cause. ...Read more
No worries: Happened to me 8 months ago. The nail is attached to the nail bed. When injury occurs, the union between the two gets disrupted and bleeding occurs under the nail. Eventually it will fall off and a new nail will grow in. This process takes about 8-10 months. Mine is almost grown back. No pain....no worries. If it gets red, swollen or hurts, see a Podiatrist. ...Read more
Vascular reaction: Is it you or an older relative? If it's you and you are otherwise young and healthy, it is probably a vascular reaction with vaso-constriction which shows up as a bluish discoloration of the extremities; especially the digits. In older compromised individuals, it may mean peripheral vascular disease. ...Read more
Nail: Its blood under the nail if throbbing it may need to be drained otherwise wear nail polish till nail grows out no quick fix. ...Read more
My newborn baby has a massive purple-like bruise (looks like a bruise) above her behind. Is it something to worry about?
Mongolian spots: No these are benign, congenital spots. They pose no threat to your baby. They tend to persist throughout the first years of childhood and disappear by adolescence (teens). ...Read more
I have a purple/blue vertical line going down the middle of my left thumb, from the bottom to the top of the nail. Should I be worried?
Discoloration of the nail can be benign melanonychia, or represent a melanoma skin cancer.
Hutchinson's sign represents discoloration onto the soft tissue at the proximal nail fold. If the color "bleeds" onto the skin, this can represent a melanoma.
If it is not there is does mean it is not a melanoma however. Always best to have it evaluated. ...Read more
My newborn of 8weeks has a thumb nail that is split half way down his thumb nail and brown discoloration. It looks like it's grown funny? What is it??
The most likely: Cause would be unrecognized trauma, especially if it appeared recently. Brown discoloration is usually from bleeding under the nail. Show it to his pediatrician at his 2-month health maintenance visit, just to make sure it's not from something more serious. You may want to photograph the lesion every couple of weeks so his doctor can monitor its healing over the next few months. ...Read more
You nailed it.: The amount of healing will depend on whether or not all the years of biting has damaged the nail root. Unfortunately, only time will tell you that. You might consult with a dermatologist for other possible treatments. ...Read more
Ingrown: Most time this would be an indication of a bruise or ingrown nail. ...Read more
I recently had an injury on my toe 2 days ago and now my toe nail is purple, should I be worried?
Not to worry: About major issues. But if the nail is totally purple good chance it will fall off over time. A new one will grow back. Don't take nail off it will come off on its own as the new one grows in. ...Read more
I had a pain on one of my toes then my toe nail turn purple then today my toe nail turn green is that normal?
If it was a bruise.: ...It can come from the toe hitting the end of the foot gear. The purple is the natural color, ; green is also cn as the bruise heals. They can b very colorful. ...Read more
I’ve noticed the base of my thumb nails are turning purple/blue, what would cause this? The thumbs haven’t been injured at all
Could be possible and can be caused by a number of medical conditions some serious some less so.
https://www. Healthline. Com/symptom/blue-fingernails
The commonest in a female your age would be raynauds syndrome. Please see your doctor for specific diagnosis and management. ...Read more
Have purple spot under nail. Gets bigger and more painful each year. Mom says I slammed it in a suitcase 40 years ago. Spot started 30 years ago?
Dermatologist: See a dermatologist, if it's growing, it might need to be removed ...Read more
Started walking to work, after days my toe next to my big one started hurting super bad when you touched the nail. Now it's all purple. Is that bad?
Possible: Subungual hematoma or blood under the nail is bad simply cause it hurts, a foot doc would drain and confirm diagnosis. Sometimes if you clip the nail it may drain that way.... ...Read more
I smashed my pinkey toe in the door last night. Its been bleeding for about 6 hours. Its completely purple. The nail is hanging off. What should I do?
Purple-ly Toe.: There's only one option. You need to bandage the toe with a mildly compressive fluff dressing and get to the emergency room. Damage could be extensive. The level of devices, to thoroughly evaluate the injury, is a necessity. Problems could include bone, tendon, nerve, capsule, skin, nail and muscle. Have I incentivized you enough? ...Read more