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My six year old son has a very swollen red and white finger around and below the nail bed with throbbing pain, what should I do?

My six year old son has a very swollen red and white finger around and below the nail bed with throbbing pain, what should I do?

Infection present: He should be seen by your doctor or pay an er visit today because he has an infection that should be treated today before infection progresses. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Cat scratch: Cat scratches can lead to infection called cat scratch disease which can have ocular / neurologic /bone complications. F/u/ w/ doc/ urgent care today

https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001614.htm ...Read more

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Why do the tip of my index finger underneath the nail bed hurt? It feels like the skin was seperated but was'nt.

Why do the tip of my index finger underneath the nail bed hurt? It feels like the skin was seperated but was'nt.

Possibilities: The nail could have been traumatized, or there could be an infection developing. Try warm soaks of your finger (5 minutes, at least 3 times a day). If not better, or if worsening, or if it becomes red or fever develops, see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Cut my left index finger 11 dys ago. The cut was over the top, thru the nail bed and was pretty deep. Cut is closed, but now I have pain and swelling?

Cut my left index finger 11 dys ago. The cut was over the top, thru the nail bed and was pretty deep. Cut is closed, but now I have pain and swelling?

Cut pain swelling: Pain and swelling are signs of potential infection. See your doctor to have the wound cultured and evaluated because you may need to take an internal antibiotic. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my fingertips are cold and tingle under the nail bed especially when I touch things? Its mainly both index fingers

What does it mean when my fingertips are cold and tingle under the nail bed especially when I touch things? Its mainly both index fingers

Raynaud's?: Raynaud's disease is a condition that causes some areas of your body (such as your fingers or toes) to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress. In raynaud's disease, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas. This can cause the symptoms of tingling and coldness. While uncomfortable, it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Nail bed repaird under local anaesthesia. Trigger finger appear afterward. Is trigger finger related to the local anaesthesia (nerve block)?

Nail bed repaird under local anaesthesia. Trigger finger appear afterward. Is trigger finger related to the local anaesthesia (nerve block)?

Not typically: The two are usually not related. Trigger finger is usually caused by an enlargement or swelling if the flexor tendon as it enters the flexor tendon sheath causing it to "trigger"; this should not really be related to a digital block. ...Read more

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Good Morning, I'm experiencing intermittent numbness in my right pointer finger at the tip. The nail bed becomes pale & lasts under 5 min. Thx?

Good Morning, I'm experiencing intermittent numbness in my right pointer finger at the tip. The nail bed becomes pale & lasts under 5 min. Thx?

Numbness=perception&: Complex with many possible reasons. However, pale vs. Pink nail bed always=result of color of red blood cells in capillaries close enough to surface to see. So if nail bed becomes pale (without outside mechanical pressure to oppose blood flow) this clearly represents a change in blood flow to capillaries in the nail bed, e.g. advanced arterial disease, Raynaud's syndrome, ↓ed O2, etc? ...Read more

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What are the dark stripes that run down the nail bed of fingers and toes called? What causes them?

What are the dark stripes that run down the nail bed of fingers and toes called? What causes them?

Be careful: If you have dark skin it's fairly common to find dark stripes running down your nails
this occurs in more than 77% of black people over the age of 20 and in most cases is perfectly normal

however it is not something to ignore dark stripes may sometimes be a form of skin cancer that affects the nail bed called subungual melanoma it's therefore important that your doctor checks it to rule melanom. ...Read more

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What can I do for a mucoid cyst on my finger? It is close to the nail bed and looks like a pimple. What can I do?

What can I do for a mucoid cyst on my finger? It is close to the nail bed and looks like a pimple. What can I do?

Mucous Cyst: Mucous cysts are small, fluid-filled sacs that form on the fingers. They are associated with osteoarthritis (oa).Treatment for mucous cysts may be either nonsurgical or surgical. The relative risks and benefits of any mucous cyst treatment should be considered carefully.Surgery is recommended if you feel significant pain or if the cyst and skin appear ready to rupture.If it ruptures see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a pyrogenic granulnoma on my fingernail on my second finger is it painfull to have the nail removed from the nail bed?

I have been diagnosed with a pyrogenic granulnoma on my fingernail on my second finger is it painfull to have the nail removed from the nail bed?

Somewhat: In order to remove the nail, the surgeon will most likely perform a ring block (numbing with lidocaine). That is the most painful part of the procedure since there is a needle involved. You shouldn't feel the nail removal itself. I bet you are experiencing pain from the pyogenic granuloma, so you are going to be happy to have it removed. It takes 5-6 mos for the nail to regrow. ...Read more

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I have big white spots deep in my nail bed of my finger nails. Should I b concerned?

I have big white spots deep in my nail bed of my finger nails. Should I b concerned?

Normal Anatomy: This sounds like a normal condition. I would have to see it to make sure. But, if it is on all of the fingers this is normal till proven otherwise. ...Read more

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Son fell off bed 3 days ago finger is swollen at tip and very bruised under nail. Should I have it drained. He is 4?

Son fell off bed 3 days ago finger is swollen at tip and very bruised under nail. Should I have it drained. He is 4?

Get it checked: Your son probably has subingual hematoma from the injury. If the area involves less than ~25% of the nail bed, and is painless, it should resolve in a couple of weeks without any treatment. If the bleeding seem to involve a larger area or the area is painful, it needs to be evacuated by a procedure known as trephination.
In the meantime, soak the area in warn water and use ibuprofen for pain. ...Read more

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I have a small nail bed injury on the right side of my index finger only my left hand. Is there anyway I can fix this at home?

I have a small nail bed injury on the right side of my index finger only my left hand. Is there anyway I can fix this at home?

Most injuries: Will heal themselves, if it doesn't heal on its own over next few months I would see dermatologist ...Read more

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Index finger has had a swole/itchy/painful nail bed for +/-6mo. 2mo ago doc gave me bactrium Rx, But hasn't cleared up, now my pinky is the same way. Help?

Index finger has had a swole/itchy/painful nail bed for +/-6mo. 2mo ago doc gave me bactrium Rx, But hasn't cleared up, now my pinky is the same way. Help?

Evaluation: Hi, you need an evaluation to make sure infection is superficial and doesn't need drainage. What kind of job do you have? Are you in contact with salt water, fresh water, cleaning pool or hot tubs? Surfing? Gardening? ...Read more

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Finger avulsion, nail bed intact. Distal finger pad tore off, no tendon exposed, no bone fracture. Full movement, Tx options full thickness graft, leave to heal on own, or amputate proximal to nail bed. Risks and recommendations.

Finger avulsion, nail bed intact. Distal finger pad tore off, no tendon exposed, no bone fracture. Full movement, Tx options full thickness graft, leave to heal on own, or amputate proximal to nail bed. Risks and recommendations.

Avoid amputation: If you have adequate soft tissue over the bone and tendon, there would be no reason to amputate. A tip without graft will usually gradually fill in, but graft can get quicker coverage. A general rule of thumb is that if area is less than 1 cm in diameter graft not much benefit, if it is quite a bit larger than that then placing a graft on is a consideration. ...Read more

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4 days now I fell out of bed on my hand and I can move it but its sore brusied a lot and swollen when I open and close my fingers it hurts?

4 days now I fell out of bed on my hand and I can move it but its sore brusied a lot and swollen when I open and close my fingers it hurts?

Ice and elevation: Use ice and elevate. If pain and bruising persists, I would recommend getting a hand xray. ...Read more

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Carved pumpkins last night and my hand automatically started swelling by my thumb went to bed and its still swollen and. Now my fingers are tingeling?

Carved pumpkins last night and my hand automatically started swelling by my thumb went to bed and its still swollen and. Now my fingers are tingeling?

Inflammation likely: Swelling suggests inflammation or injury, and tingling suggests nerve irritation. If no direct injury was involved, likely have a combination of inflammation from overuse along with nerve irritation from direct pressure from the knife handle. Best to have it evaluated face-to-face by a physician. ...Read more