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Poked Eye With Fingernail
Entire white of eye turned red ferom poking eye with fingernail what can I use to get rid of redness?
I accidentally poked my eye with my fingernail, now there's a red dot. Should I see an eye doctor?
Depends: This is a very common injury and the bruise you now have on your eye a very common result. If your vision is unchanged, you are not having any significant eye pain, headache, light sensitivity, eye redness (other than this one spot) and if your pupil is still round in that eye then you are probably okay to watch this; use cool compresses bad artificial tears; go to your eye doctor for worsening. ...Read more
I poke white part of my eye hour ago with fingernail while taking out contact. Shows dark red spot that hurts will it stop hurting on its own?
Hemorrhage: Your white of your eye likely has a small hemorrhage from the mild eye trauma from pinching the contact lens. It's self limited & usually resolves in a week. The pain should resolve soon. Your eye may feel slight irritated though. Try frequent artificial tears (4-6 times). If your symptoms worsen with any change in vision, seek attention by your eye MD. ...Read more
Is it dangerous for the eye to be poked with a fingernail on the lower part near the bone, on the eyelid but still on the eyeball feeling pain?
Yes, it could be...: 19 y/o female asks Is it dangerous for the eye to be poked with a fingernail on the lower part near the bone, on the eyelid but still on the eyeball feeling pain? Yes, it could be; but then again it may be benign. However this kind of injury should not be ignored as bad infection can happen very quickly there. One should see an Eye Doctor asap or at least see their PCP within 24hrs. ...Read more
It is possible: If you have scratched/scraped your eyes, then this can result in vision loss. This depends upon the extent of the injury and whether the scrape occurred in the center of the front of your eye (the cornea) or on the side of your eye. If this has occurred and has not healed, you should seek evaluation with a trained eye care professional. ...Read more
Cut my eye with fingernail, now it's bleeding. Small amnt of pain. Vision ok for now. Rinsed it out - still bleeding. What to do?
Corneal abrasion: Or you may need to go to an urgicare center, as corneal abrasions should not get infected or they can become problematic. If the cut is over your pupil, you definitely should have it evaluated so your vision does not get affected in the future. You may need an antibiotic cream to put on your eye and sometimes even a patch to help heal the area. ...Read more
How Much Will Eye Surgery cost? An what will Happen if I don't get eye surgery? For the fingernail removal?
What might cause swelling in ankles, under eyes, and a red, purplish tint to fingernail beds? Also have some gastrointestinal trouble and pain rt ab.
See your doctor: Your history has listed hypothyroid and diabetes on insulin pump; in addition, your symptoms are vague and can be caused by so many things. I would recommend making an appointment with your physician to discuss your symptoms. That way they can ask the proper f/u questions and better understand what you are noticing AND they can examine you (which is an important part when you are c/o abd pain) ...Read more
The tips of my fingernails are yellow is this a fungal infection or jaundice? The whites of my eyes are normal so I don't know?
Yellow nails: The tips of the nails can discolor as they get older simply as a matter of aging, jaundice has to do with your skin, which are active and living, dividing cells. The ends of the nails are no longer live cells, where you skin, for the most part is still alive and dividing cells... ...Read more
Corneal abrasion heal on its own? I scratched my eye today with my fingernail, and my eye immediately started turning red in the corner of my eye where I scratched it. I have no soreness, or headaches, or blurred vision, or any other symptoms, just a red
What is a small pea sized bump about a fingernail width from the crease where my ear meets the side of my head/upper neck. Its not painful or moveable?
Probable Cyst: Cysts are not necessarily tender if not inflammed. ...Read more
I sometimes get so depressed that I press my fingernails into the crown of my head to relieve the "pressure". Is thst typical of bipolar?
Maybe: You can't diagnose bipolar from the symptoms you describe. You are depressed and should seek help for both an appropriate diagnosis if you are concerned about bipolar and for treatment. You might benefit from both counseling and medication. See what the doctor prescribes after a complete evaluation ...Read more
I was taking out my contacts and I accendently put my finger nail on my eye I don't know if I scratched it or not?
Ok if no pain: If it does not hurt, then you did not scratch it. ...Read more
I scratched the white part of my eye with my finger nail. It's Extremely painful!!! I can see the scratch and it looks bad what should I do??
Scratched eye: If you mean the cornea got scratched you will need to get to you Ophthalmologist or an ER for care. If the white part means the conjunctiva then you could apply a soothing eye ointment and patch the eye till you get to see your Ophthalmologist. Corneal abrasions are usually very painful and need immediate attention. Other symptoms are light sensitivity. Pain and blurred vision ...Read more
Scratched?: If your friend has had a fingernail scratch her eye, she will not likely go blind. It will likely heal in a few days. If she has a fingernail embedded in her eye (yikes), she should see an ophthalmologist. Good luck. LGromkoMD ...Read more
FINGERNAIL IN EYE:
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THE ANSWER IS: YES.
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Irritation: Nail polish is acetone which can cause a chemical keratoconjunctivitis but would not typically be vision threatening and would usually resolve without treatment. Initially immediate irrigation with water would dilute the acetone and limit the ocular damage. Any chemical that gets into the eye should be flushed with water immediately. The most vision threatening chemicals are lyes such as ammonia. ...Read more
My finger nail is purple (thx to a car door incidence 5 days ago). No pain at all. Should I see a doctor yet or just keep an eye on it.
If you are in pain:
You may have a subungual hematoma, and the blood beneath the nail can be released
to decrease pressure and throbbing pian. ...Read more
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Decreased sensation head to toe, blue purple finger nails toe nails weakness arms and legs no energy cognitive functions slow loss of concentration?
A visit to the dr: Is a good idea. When was your last physical? A good history and physical with blood work should be performed......At minimum. ...Read more
I was laying on my chest and when I got up, I poked myself in my neck with my fingernail. I have this obsessive thought that I poked my jugular vein.
Relax: Unless you are bleeding massively from your neck you did not. The vein is protected by quite a bit of tissue that make it difficult to get to unlike the portrayals on the current TV shows. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on where on the eye the nail hit and at what force. You could have a mild abrasion, to a subconjunctival hemorrhage (essentially a bruise on the eyeball), to more severe conditions such as glaucoma (high eye pressures), cataracts (cloudy lens), and retinal detachment with permanent loss of vision. See an eye md for an evaluation. ...Read more
Probably not: This depends on the extent of any injury. I f you got poked and are having pain, you probably scratched or bruised your eye and may need medical attention. Sunglasses and over the counter pain meds may prove helpful. ...Read more
See eye MD: The stinging suggests that the surface of the eye is damaged from the trauma. You should see an eye md for proper evaluation and treatment. Without proper treatment, you have an increased risk for other complications, such as infection, decreased or loss of vision, scarring, etc. ...Read more
Eye injury: Blunt trauma to the eye can cause problems, including corneal abrasion (immediate pain), inflammation in the eye (often delayed onset), cataract, hemorrhage, retinal bruising, retinal tear, and retinal detachment. Any significant injury to the eye warrants evaluation by an ophthalmologist to rule out and treat complications. ...Read more