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What to do if I have purple lines under nails near nail bed?

What to do if I have purple lines under nails near nail bed?

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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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My purple lines are across my nails, right under the whites on all ten fingers?

My purple lines are across my nails, right under the whites on all ten fingers?

Horizontal: LINES on fingernails (ALL of them not just on one finger) are often indicators of nutritional deficiency such as IRON deficiency anemia!

Best bet is. ..see your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for an opinion (and then a Dermatologist)

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Door closed on nail. Still hurts a little and its turning purple blue. Should I go to the hospital?

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

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My nails always turn to purple when I took bath and under cold temperature. Is it a symptom for certain disease?

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

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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?

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

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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". :)?

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

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How do I care for my newborn's nails?

How do I care for my newborn's nails?

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

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I hit my nail with a hammer. It became black -purple. What should I do?

I hit my nail with a hammer. It became black -purple. What should I do?

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

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Nails are turning purple in school. It's pretty cold at school. Is this normal?

Nails are turning purple in school. It's pretty cold at school. Is this normal?

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

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Terry's nails, also purple at base however. Yesterday had gray nails but went away?

Terry's nails, also purple at base however. Yesterday had gray nails but went away?

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

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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?

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

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Newborn with one purple toe, should I be concerned?

Newborn with one purple toe, should I be concerned?

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

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What to do if I banged my toe hard and the nail has gone purple.?

What to do if I banged my toe hard and the nail has gone purple.?

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

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What is it call when u have around the nails purple/ blackidh of the feet? Is that bad?

What is it call when u have around the nails purple/ blackidh of the feet? Is that bad?

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

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I smashed my finger with a truck door, my nail is purple. Any suggestions to heal it quickly?

I smashed my finger with a truck door, my nail is purple. Any suggestions to heal it quickly?

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

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Hi my toe is turning purple inside the nail in the corner what can that be? It hurts to touch it

Hi my toe is turning purple inside the nail in the corner what can that be? It hurts to touch it

Subungual hematoma: Could be clotted blood from trauma, abscess if red from ingrown toenail, there are other possibilities as well, please see your doctor or a podiatrist. ...Read more

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My newborn baby has a massive purple-like bruise (looks like a bruise) above her behind. Is it something to worry about?

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

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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?

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?

Nail melanoma: 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

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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??

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

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What causes purple toe nails and how do I treat it?

What causes purple toe nails and how do I treat it?

See below: This could be from decreased circulation or from thin toenails that allow the color of the nailbed to show thru.

Best to see a doctor. ...Read more

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My nail is purple from years and years of nail biting. Will it heal if I stop?

My nail is purple from years and years of nail biting. Will it heal if I stop?

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

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I recently had an injury on my toe 2 days ago and now my toe nail is purple, should I be worried?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

Nail cyanosis??: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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