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Redness Under Fingernails
Infection: She may have an infection which needs to be assessed by her doctor. Occasionally this occurs with ingrown nails. ...Read more
Entire white of eye turned red ferom poking eye with fingernail what can I use to get rid of redness?
Infection: This could represent a paranochyia which can be a bacterial or candida infection. If bacterial it can be drained and it will resolve without oral antibiotics. If yeast, treat with topical antifungal along nail fold. These infections can occur together and need to be treated to prevent the infection from spreading and causing damage to the nail. ...Read more
Nails sterile matrix: Or what you see under the nail plate (what you call the hard part of the nail) is very vascular and it bleeds. It normally is reddish in color from that blood supply no matter what shade or pigment one is. If it was taken off for infection, the best way to differentiate infection from normal hyperemia or redness from irritation and bllod flow is to ask the physician who took the nail off. ...Read more
Hello, I have soreness underneath my fingernails, there is no redness or inflammation however when I touch them or put pressure on them they hurt?
Sore nails: Hello ~ if you get manicures you might hold off for a month or so. Check under the nails to see there is no fungal infection, and if you use chemicals at work or have your hands immersed in water for any length of time, make sure your hands are protected and consider some time out. Thanks ...Read more
3 days ago, I accidentally cut part of my fingernail, exposing skin. Bit red, no bleeding or pain. Do I need to keep covered until nail grows back?
To prevent trauma:
If three days, body makes a protective cover for a small wound. You may keep a band-aid on to avoid trauma to the wound.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Fingernail sized blister. Bug bite. Light red. Light itch. Underneath the blister skin looks like Mars surface (ex: Trypophobia pics). 2 weeks now.
I cannot see your: Pics but large blisters can be caused by many things including bites, allergic reactions, infection, blistering disorders. I recommend if you aren't clearing in the next week, or if it is getting bigger or more painful, you should see a board certified dermatologist ...Read more
I have an infection on my finger at the corner of my fingernail that is red and sore and what should I soak it in or put on it?
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
I used for cleaning named Sano Oxygen. And then became the fingertips of my hand hurts and under the fingernail color red. Why? And what I do?
Wear gloves: You used a cleaning agent called Sanyo oxygen and now your fingers hurt. The cleaning agent probably has peroxide in it and exposure may cause a contact dermatitis. This will cause pain maybe even itching. Wear gloves with any strong chemicals. You may even notice the skin on your hands start to flake in a couple days. Be careful and hope this helps. ...Read more
Scratched inner lower eyelid with my fingernail. Any treatment I should use? It's not very large or bleeding, just a bit red.
Eyelid Scratch: For a minor scratch like this I would do nothing except watchful waiting. If the pain increases, you start having drainage or visual changes then I would go see my doctor. This should heal quickly on its own. ...Read more
Closed my thumb in car door a7bout 2 weeks ago. Now it is black and red underneath nail bed. Does the fingernail need to be removed and what doctor?
Subungual hematoma: When a nail is crushed or injured, sometimes a hematoma (blood collection) forms beneath the nail. This can cause pressure on the nail sterile or germinal matrix (the region where nail growth and adhesion occurs). When doctors see a subungual hematoma (blood beneath the nail), it should be drained through a small hole in the nail. However, at two weeks, it is too late, and may simply be bruised ...Read more
My thumb is burning/hurting right underneath the finger nail where the skin meets the fingernail? This area is not red but both my thumbs hurts at tim
Thumb pain undernail: Show to your Dr. And ask them. ...Read more
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
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
My problems are: vertical ridges in fingernails, extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, shortness of breathe, low red blood cell count.
Consult with: Dermatologist. You might have autoimmune disorder or nutritional deficiency. It might be something real serious. ...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
For over a month, have had weight loss, shortness of breath, Fingernail Clubbing, and cough with yellow/white sputum and occasional red streaks. Chest X-Ray and Noncontrast Hi-Res Chest CT both came out negative. Scared. Not sure what's even going on?
More testing: In my opinion, These symptoms call for collaboration among internal medicine specialist, pulmonologist and cardiologist. A thorough history, complete physical examination and appropriate tests to also include comprehensive blood tests, echocardiogram, sputum studies, careful nose and throat exam, checks for anemia, alpha trypsin deficiency, etc. Searches for causes of true clubbing by each specialist ...Read more
I have all the symptoms of lung cancer: shortness of breath, cough with yellow phlegm and occasional red streaks, fingernail clubbing...but my Chest X-Ray and Noncontrast High-Res Chest CT were negative. Doctors are saying I'm fine, but I'm scared?
Trust your physician: Or obtain a pulmonary medical consultation as a second opinion. Without symptoms such as weight loss. Anorexia, expectorating pure blood. Chronic spasmodic coughing, etc. This is not consistent with lung cancer, especially with a negative CT scan. I suggest behavioral counseling with a certified psychotherpist for CBT. ...Read more
More history needed:
When does this happen? Are you resting, working with your hands, have they been wet, wearing tight gloves for some time, exposed to chemicals....
There are many possibilities. Since I cannot see your skin, I cannot give further advice.
Wishing you the best. .. ...Read more
I have notice that my finger nails are dark red and I have not been feeling well at all. My back side is in pain a lot and my adomail area?
See your doctor soon: Whenever you suspect that you're not feeling well, and are having abdominal discomfort or pain, or any other symptoms that makes you feel you need to have an expert opinion, it's best to not wait to see your doctor. Then you can receive the best possible care in making you feel better quickly, and also know that you're in good hands. Don't delay! ...Read more
Fingernail red spots: Hello LDang, I hope you're well. I will get right to the point. There is nothing good that causes redspots under your nails, also called 'splinter hemorrhages'. It could be just psoriasis or nail trauma but it could also be heart failure or an infection. I recommend having it checked by your doctor as soon as you can. Good luck to you. ...Read more
I have red horizontal lines going across all of my finger nail beds. I am otherwise a young, healthy 20 yr old. Should I be concerned?
See a doctor: Skin and nail discolorations are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat. ...Read more
Hello, is it normal for the skin around your finger nail, nail fold, and first knuckle to be a little but more red and shiny then the other fingers?
Possible infection: Redness around the fingernail area may be due to an infection called paronychia. This is often treated with warm soaks and may require a small incision or raising up the skin just below the nail to drain a small amount of pus. See a general surgeon to evaluate the finger if signs of redness persist. ...Read more
I accidentally hit slammed my finger on a door and now there's a red/dark red little thing near my finger nail. Is it just a bruise?
Blood under the: Nail plate can look like a small dark spot/area. Usually itis just a bruise or a small tiny laceration to the strucutres under the nail, on occasion it can occur with a fracture, but a severe fracture usally has deformity or the nail is cracked or lifted off or the area of darkness is larger. If there is no trauma then that is different and needs eval. Do not try ot drain or evacuate the spot. ...Read more