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Scratch Of A Nail
Pain, redness.: Redness and pain along the nail border, sometimes with drainage indicates an ingrown toenail. If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. While waiting to see your doctor, soak the toe 10 min/day in luke warm water and epsom salts, use a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandaid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My toenail had a spit in the center of the nail bed. upon removing nail polish it is a green stain on the nail. Please help! Thank you!
Big toe nail fungus and blood blister underside of toe. Saw a podiatrist, he clipped the excess toenail and the pain is now under the toe.
Brown line in the middle of one of my nails and half of the nail is brittle, could it be fungus or nail damage?
Big toe sore, skin red, squeezed and pus came out side of toe nail. is it a possible ingrown toe nail ? Infection ?
Probably not: Bruises beneath the toenail are usually caused by something forcefully dropped onto or pressing the toenail. If the nail becomes chronically bruised from shoegear or activity it could lead to enough damage that fungus could begin to grow beneath the nail and cause an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Son cut the tip of toe has a flap of skin I've been putting bandaid and bactroban (mupirocin).Now the flap of skin white and lifting do I leave or remove?
I noticed a single gray line, appearing on my thumb nail, which goes from the tip of the nail to end.Vertically.Could this be a sign of a deficiency?
Probably benign: The diagnosis that seems to most closely fit with your description (without a picture) is melanonychia striata, which is most common in the thumb. It results from increased melanin deposit in the nail plate. This can be caused by bleeding into the nail plate, a small foreign body, fungal infection or wart, or tumor-like growth of melanocyte. A skilled dermatologist needs to examine it for you. ...Read more
When you had a fungal nail infection and a bit of the nail needs to be removed. can the nail grow back?
Likely yes: It can, but there's no garentee.Get a more detailed answer ›
Every month for a week my nails are stained black which looks like dirt under the nails and a stain over the nail. What diagnosis would apply to that?Diabeti
Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate to get a complete history, including all the things the patient touched during the 2 days before her nails got stained. The staining is probably from an external substance, because it would be very odd for a person's nails to repeatedly be stained 1 week, normal for 2-3 weeks, stained 1 week, normal again for 2-3 weeks, stained again, etc... ...Read more
Toe and toenail hurts...And sometimes the nail will peel off like a sticker and a new nail is under grown halfway. Old nail looks/feels weird. Why?
Is toenail melanoma on the nail bed, or within the nail? I had a bruise like spot (no trauma) appear, but was able to cut about half of it off.
Is it possible to develop disfigured nail growth from repeatedly biting and picking whole nails off with bleeding. My nails only grow on tip of finger?
Yes: You have likely damaged the nail beds, which is where the nail growth comes from. Damage to these can result in disfigured nails. This is usually permanent, but see your doctor to be sure. Good luck! ...Read more
My toenails look like crushed up nail is underneath the nail versus fingernail which is just nothing or skin underneath,what's causing my toenailissue?
How easy would it be to get HIV from contact of vaginal fluids with a finger that looks like a little small 2mm cut on the corner of a finger nail?
Onychomycosis.: Onychomycosis, or toenail fungus. Is a growth of plantlike matter within the substance of the toenail. As a toenail grows out the fungus attaches to its distal edge and move proximally or toward the body. Onychomycosis is usually caught in males much easier than in females, and many of those males have been in the armed forces previously with contact with the fungus in showers and and barracks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son 3 months ola was scratched by dog nail! Is it ok for him?? My dog is small dog, about 12lbs
What injury?: Is there a wound and if so where and how deep? Bleeding? If you are concerned let your doctor take a look at it as it is hard to say without knowing the nature of the wound. ...Read more
My back feel i little tence when i bend forward. Could this be tetanus. I had a shot 4-5 years ago and i got scratched by a nail 3 days ago?
I was scratched by a nail sticking out of a fence on the side of my head. It looked like a clean nail but im still worried about tetanus.
A dog scratched me with nail, the dog is healthy even after 20 days post the nail scratch, do i still need to get vaccinated against rabies ?
No: Rabies can not be transmitted from a nail scratch. The saliva from the infected animal must come in contact with broken skin/a bite wound or a mucous membrane, such as the mouth or eyes. So you don't need the post-exposure injections. But if because of your geographic location or activities you are at risk of contracting rabies in the future, you should strongly consider the preventive vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
19 Years old, and had tetanus shot 8 years ago. Just got inch long scratch from rusty nail that barely penetrated skin still had blood. What to do?
Can massage oil transmit HIV via small wound(scratch of a nail), im worrying about this, full of stress, even didn't eat, can't think of anyother.Help me?
The massage oil: Would have to have been put on by someone with an open wound that was actively washing in and out of that wound and your wound would have to be open as well, not just a scabbed scratch. Plus, HIV is not a hardy virus and any long term placement outside of body in the oil would not be suitable for the virus to live. While i can't guarantee it, it is not likely HIV would be transmitted this way. ...Read more
Had small scratch from someone's nails, broke skin, completely healed in 2 days. Does that mean no infection or germs got into my body or bloodstream?
Yes: If it has healed in 2 days means no germs entered your body.Nothing to worry ...Read more
Can I get HIV or hep if someone in contact with infected blood scratched me. Can nail harbour the virus?
No...: From your description, your risk of contracting HIV for Hepatitis are exceedingly low/non-existent. "Someone who had contact with infected blood scratched you"? I can't come up with any way (short of some bloody horror movie scene) where that would be of concern. Clean your scratch and relax. ...Read more
Tiny hard immobile Bump on my foot after a mosquito bite, been there for 3+ years. Doesn't hurt unless I scratch it with nail. Light pink in color?
Get it checked...: either see a Podiatrist or a Dermatologist to have it looked at. ...Read more
Rashes hi, i often have rashes on back, side, abdomen and sometimes face. Those rashes on the body are followed by marks that looks like a scratch with a nail and those on a face are just red and a bit swallowed spots. Rashes are very occasional. One doct
You : You should visit your primary care provider or an allergist to have allergy skin or blood testing done. In the meantime try benadryl, (diphenhydramine) if that works then you can be more confident that it is allergy related. Also consider new lotions, detergents or soaps that you may be using. Best of luck. ...Read more
I got a small scratch from rusty nail , i haven't had the tetanus vaccine since 37 yrs.I cleaned it with alcohol and then put fucidin.Can i get tetanus?
I have a 2 small cuts on my preineum from acidently scratching myself with my nails whats the best way to heal?
Whenever i get a scratch from nail on my skin it becomes black ! i feel I have bad reaction to nail scratch?
Tetanus: Tetanus shots are recommended every 10yrs. However, I usually recommend getting one, with an injury, if it's been more than 5yrs. With the new recommendations to get a Tdap, (tetanus, diphtheria AND pertussis) it might be the perfect opportunity to protect you and unimmunized infants, from whooping cough. This replaces the old Td. ...Read more
Recently i had a wound of scratch by nail on a chair, next day i went for a massage, now im worrying about any infections through oil via my wound.
Watch: Signs of infection include swelling, redness, warmth and possible discharge. If it becomes infected, you will likely see one or all of these signs. ...Read more
Hardness: Teeth are harder than nails, so chances are nails will be affected before teeth. If habit persists with great intensity as well as duration can do damage to nails (such as fungus infection of nail beds) and teeth (uneven wear, positional displacement). Your fingers really don't belong in your mouth. ...Read more
Cavity or recession: receding gums will expose new,root surface that is not protected by enamel, this is a result of gum disease or zealous aggressive brushing. Abrasion and or cervical caries can cause the same thing, it is best to see a dentist to get to the bottom of his issue as the recession or abrasion will keep going and cause additional damage to the hole tooth and may be adjacent teeth as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yesterday someone scratched me with his nails ,do I need a tetanus toxoid , I got one injection of it last year?
Your protected: The shot last year will cover you for 9 more years. If you do a lot of gardening or landscape work some suggest a booster every 5 years, but that's an exception ...Read more
Todaymy dog scratch me by his nail on my leg but scratching was so powerfull no blood is comeout even skin is not also get puncheshould Itakevaccine?
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