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Skin Finger Nail
I bit the skin between my finger nail., now it bloodshot and swollen., and very painful. What can I put on it, to get relief from the sticking pain?
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
The skin around my finger nails have become callous like with the skin underneath the nail growing thick and hard connecting to the nail. Why?
Thick skin sub nails: Hello~ just as you can get toe-nail fungus you can also get fungus infection of the finger nails and it looks just as u describe. You should have the diagnosis confirmed by a dermatologist and then if you are not pregnant and not TTFP, he can prescribe LAMISIL (terbinafine) tabs 1 daily for 90 days and this usually cures it. LAMISIL (terbinafine) pills is $$$ if u are not covered. Thanks ...Read more
Are there any treatments or cures for dermatillomania? For me, I pick the skin around my finger nails, sometimes until it bleeds.
Picking: Skin picking is a difficult but treatable condition. There are several cognitive behavioral treatment strategies to try. Consult a behavioral specialist or go to trich. Org website to get more info. ...Read more
I suffer bi polar & I'm going through stage were I'm biting my skin on fingers & my nails and picking till they bleed can you help what cream?
Sure: Especially the glue that attaches the nail to you. ...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
I am a bartender and my finge tips have completly turned it to cracked very dry skin and deformed my finger nails. ..Is this bar rott? What can I do
Irritation: I doubt this is infectious or anything actually rotting, although I enjoy the term. It may be an allergy to something you are coming into contact with or more likely just irritation and friction from the work you do. Common in many occupations where hands are used in repetitive movements from friction causing thick, cracked skin. Try aquaphor or cetaphil hand cream with cotton gloves 2x daily. ...Read more
Hang Nail: Use a nail cutter to trip it rather than pulling it off. ...Read more
Onycholysis: Most common causes are trauma (tapping long fingernails on keyboard), frequent exposure to water, & harsh chemicals (nail polish remover). Certain diseases can cause it as well: psoriasis, overactive thyroid, fungal infxns. Drugs like tetracycline or fluoroquinolones (cipro, et al) can cause it. See following site for treatment suggestions: http://www. Drugs. Com/health-guide/onycholysis. Html. ...Read more
I have a reddish whiteish bump beside my finger nail on my skin. It hurts when I touch it. What is it?!
Paronychia: Yes. This is a common problem. You have an infection and need to be on antibiotics. Please get in to see your physician today. ...Read more
There is this hard skin growing under my index finger nail, and it doesn't hurt at all however it is becoming annoying and creates an irritation.
See a pro: Call a dermatologist before it gets worse. ...Read more
My thumb is burning/hurting right underneath the finger nail where the skin meets the fingernail?
Hi I ripped my finger nail off a week ago but my nail is still hanging on to my nail under the skin it's now turning green itchy and swelling?
I recently broke my finger nail off at work. It bleed a lot & was super painful, I noticed a black spot under the skin, will it go away?
Nail injury: That is probably dried blood, under the nail. It should go awaw as the nail grows back. ...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
I noticed two flat brown/white spots, size of finger nail, in the center of my chest. Can Melanoma be flat and just appear on skin?
I notice dark spot under foot finger nail 2 weeks ago & 2 months ago a dark mark on leg & some dry skin patches on all my body random area transparent?
Unusual: Unusual can't give any diagnosis or advice without seeing this. Recomend Healthtap pictures and consult or face-to-face consult with Primary care Doc ...Read more
I have a small light green blister like growth right next to my fingernail on my index finger. The skin around the nail is swollen and sore.
Cat scratch from 4 or 5 days ago right beside finger nail bed and the area beside is tender and red. No pus not noticeably swollen, skin is firm.
There have been white lines on my fingernail of right hand index finger, and this finger skin is always peeling. It has been this for 4 years. Why?
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 more
It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. Soak to soften the area and try to get it free. If you can't get it out on your own, a doctor can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the finger, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem. ...Read more
Warmth: Warmth for 20 minutes 2-3 times a day can increase blood supply and allow the area to heal more quickly. However, if swelling into the finger occurs, seek assistance, as it may be infected. If warm water soaking, use Epsom salts to prevent the skin from having osmotic damage to the healthy tissue. A heating pad wrapped around the hand will work, just as well. Prevent with longer nails. ...Read more
Lots of things: Sometimes they just happen. I trust that somebody who doesn't like you isn't giving you arsenic -- these lines can look similar. That's the only thing that's really worth knowng, and you'd feel sick. I trust your history, physical, and labwork confirm health -- if they do, I wouldn't worry. Best wishes. ...Read more
Fungis infection: Most of the case are due to Onycomicosis or fungis infection. ...Read more
IF YOU HAVE AN INFECTED FINGERNAIL, YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST SOONEST!
NO "SHOP" PRODUCTS WILL DO THE JOB.
UNTIL YOU CAN SEE A REAL DOCTOR, SOAK THE FINGER IN FAIRLY HOT WATER FOR ABOUT 15-20 MINUTES EVERY 3 or 4 HOURS.
BEST LUCK ...Read more
Pus under fingernail: Usually pus under or around the fingernail means there is a bacterial infection of the skin or maybe an abscess has already formed. This abscess needs to be drained as soon as possible and antibiotics are needed to fight the infection. The pus needs to be cultured to determine exactly which bacteria is causing the infection, but antibiotic treatment needs to be started before the culture result. ...Read more
Itch: This sounds very normal to me. Itches come and go and these are normal. Is there a rash? Bite? ...Read more
I have a brown-reddish line on my middle finger nail that seems to be getting darker, what could it be?
Probably-old blood: Under the fingernail from minor trauma- must be seen to diagnose definitively. ...Read more