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I have a swelling around my index fingernail and it pains if pressed. What can be done?

I have a swelling around my index fingernail and it pains if pressed. What can be done?

Finger pain: Could be an infection of the skin. If the pain is throbbing more likely it is an infection. If you see progression, redness extends, pain getting worse, go see a doctor asap.The earlier the intervention the better it is. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What would cause my hands to be stiff, swollen, and with solid white fingernails? Along with facial swelling

What would cause my hands to be stiff, swollen, and with solid white fingernails? Along with facial swelling

See a doctor: Please see your internist or family doctor. You may need to be referred to a rheumatologist for further evaluation. Please don't wait too long. ...Read more

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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

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Can doxycycline cause: facial swelling, skin peeling around fingernails, mild darkening of skin on face? Took for 5 days, then stopped.

Can doxycycline cause: facial swelling, skin peeling around fingernails, mild darkening of skin on face? Took for 5 days, then stopped.

Doxycycline: This is a complicated question. Let me guide you to drugs.Com and you can then access Doxycycline and read about it yourself. Facial swelling can be due to allergic reaction. The darkening skin may be due to the sensitivity to sun induced by tetracyclines. Doubt that the skin peeling around fingernails is related, but might be part of an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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What would cause the edge of my fingernail to swell and be puffy and painful? And how can I get rid of it?

What would cause the edge of my fingernail to swell and be puffy and painful? And how can I get rid of it?

The I's have it.: Could be infection (bacterial or yeast). Inflammation. Ingrown (curved nail can act like a splinter). Talk with your doc about what it is and what can help you. Feel better. ...Read more

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I have a nasty cyst... on my fingernail bed... my nail came off partially and now... what seems to be flesh is starting to swell up and stick out.

I have a nasty cyst... on my fingernail bed... my nail came off partially and now... what seems to be flesh is starting to swell up and stick out.

Nasty cyst: This is called a "Mucoid cyst." It is really coming from the terminal finger joint below. Surgical removal usually fails because the trouble is in the arthritic joint below. There are worse things in life to live with. Medicine is not static so check back with an orthopedist, especially a hand surgeon in a few years. Meanwhile, try acrylic nails from time to time. ...Read more

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Causes of right side facing swelling?

Causes of right side facing swelling?

Facial Swelling: Hi! a number of causes exist for facial swelling. If you have fever, chills, pain, or pus you should seek medical evaluation asap. Sometimes a tooth abscess can cause swelling in the jaw or face. Parotid gland duct blockage is not usually painful, try fluids, sour candy, heat, and massage. If the gland is infected it will be warm, painful, and tender, you should seek medical help. Good luck! ...Read more

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more