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Newborn Purple Nails
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?
Blue tinged nails: You might have your child checked by a cardiologist. ...Read more
No, just annoying: Yellow nails can be caused by several things, including some medical conditions. When it comes to nail polish, though, the yellowing is a result of your nails absorbing some of the pigment from the polish. Dark red pigments are most likely to stain your nails, so try a lighter red, or a different color altogether. ...Read more
Could be many reason: If it is all of them it could be vascular, it depends on when it happens it could be pressure if the nails are pressing or the shoes, or your socks. To many possibilities to say. A picture would be helpful. I could do a consult or have them checked out. ...Read more
Vasoconstriction: Vasoconstriction of the vessels can cause nails to turn blue. Known as raynaud's phenomenon, the constriction causes a loss of bloodflow in the area and improper oxygenation. The bluish color is described sometimes cyanotic. Another cause of blue nails can be from trauma due to a subungual hematoma (blood blister under the nail). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fragile finger nails. Horizontal dents on almost all fingers. Some have double. Peeling toe nails, hair thinning.
Probably nothing: There are many causes of cold extremities. You are too young for severe peripheral vascular disease. There are other conditions - reynauds - that can cause transient vascular spasm. Of course the other issue is that you live up north. If it is very bothersome i would suggest you check it out by your primary doc - if all ok - u will have to live with it, or consider moving south. ...Read more
Finger signs: Dark color under fingernails may be acrocyanosis due to either peripheral constriction of blood vessels or lack of normal oxygenation due to cardiac or pulmonary problems(central cyanosis). If you don't have associated symptoms of shortness of breath or feeling of coldness in your fingers,you may not have a serious problem. Consult your physician if you still have concerns about your finger tips. ...Read more
In water for 9 mos: A baby will commonly peel the outer layer of loose skin after floating in the bag of waters for 9 months, which sucks all the natural skin oils out of their pores. It's temporary. If you don't wash baby too often, their natural skin oils will give them soft skin within weeks. ...Read more
Can be normal: Black dots on a baby's tongue would most likely be due to some increased pigmentation. This can be considered normal and is usually found more commonly in darker-skinned individuals. It also can be considered hereditary. However, you should probably mention it to your pediatrician next time you have a visit, or if the baby seems bothered by it, have it checked out sooner. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Painted my nails a pink color, 2 wks ago, nails tips started looking a little green, it's almost a new nail polish so why? Can I paint my nails again?
Fungal infection: If you went to a salon that does not properly clean the equipment, fungal infections very common- you should always bring your own tools to any salon. If green then cut the ends off and buy an anti fungal that you put under your nails ...Read more
???separate??: I've done this stuff for a while & never heard of a newborns nails separating from the skin. They are often deep to the surrounding skin at birth due to late term fluid retention and appear more at skin level within the first week. The only thing i know that causes separation of the nail from its bed is trauma. ...Read more