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Would the need to always chew on something (my nails are horrible now), always zone out, never able to sit for more than a minute be symptoms of add?

Would the need to always chew on something (my nails are horrible now), always zone out, never able to sit for more than a minute be symptoms of add?

They could be.: But whatever the problem is, it's clearly distressing to you. Why not first talk it over with you family doctor and then a psychiatrist? We are here to help. ...Read more

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Can you get pain with nail fold infection? What are the other symptoms?

Can you get pain with nail fold infection? What are the other symptoms?

Sure: Pain, swelling, throbbing are common complaints. This is usually treated easily with an oral antibiotic and sometimes a partial nail avulsion is necessary. Or sometimes, a partial nai avulsion without the antibiotic...Depending on the condition and who is treating. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of nail laceration bad?

Are the symptoms of nail laceration bad?

Depends: Depends on the severity. The symptoms can be very bad if not treated. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Do the nail charges seen in psoriatic arthritis occur with the start of symptoms or before/after?

Do the nail charges seen in psoriatic arthritis occur with the start of symptoms or before/after?

95% after: . Most psoriatic nail disease occurs in patients with clinically evident psoriasis; it only occurs in less than 5% of patients with no other cutaneous findings of psoriasis. ...Read more

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I've had pitted finger nails for several years without any other symptoms I can think of. Are they always associated with a health problem?

I've had pitted finger nails for several years without any other symptoms I can think of. Are they always associated with a health problem?

No.: But psoriasis is a frequent cause of pitting nails. Do you do a lot of construction or manual work with your hands? Have you had vitamin D level checked? Do you take in plenty of calcium or at least RDA? Omega-3's in fish oil can help strengthen your nails also. Have your doctor check them out and do a couple blood tests if he/she thinks it's necessary. ...Read more

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People with nail bruise typically have what symptoms?

People with nail bruise typically have what symptoms?

Pain: Bruising of the nail is likely to cause bleeding under the nail and marked pain. ...Read more

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I hit my head a few months back on a nail sticking out in my attic. I'm 24 got my tetanus shot at 12 should I be worried? I don't remember bleeding . Wouldn't I have symptoms I'm scared already of tetanus if I was going to get it

I hit my head a few months back on a nail sticking out in my attic. I'm 24 got my tetanus shot at 12 should I be worried? I don't remember bleeding . Wouldn't  I have symptoms I'm scared already of tetanus if I was going to get it

Don't worry: No need to worry that the injury caused tetanus at this point, You are, however, overdue for a booster so please see your doctor for one now. Be sure o catch up on all your vaccines. Tetanus is not likely to result from clean nail in an attic. ...Read more

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I had blood in my urine but it cleared up and went away after a few days i also noticed part of the top half of my nails became pale is any of this a cause for concern I have no pain just anxiety symptoms I have no insurance please help?

I had blood in my urine but it cleared up and went away after a few days i also noticed part of the top half of my nails became pale is any of this a cause for concern I have no pain just anxiety symptoms I have no insurance please help?

Need urinalysis: You may have a cancer, stones, or kidney disease. Despite lack of insurance, would invest a $100 or so at urgent care to get a urinalysis and bmp (basic metabolic profile) which shows if blood is still there under microscope and will show if you have a kidney disease. ...Read more

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How do you know if a small piece of nail was left inside during ingrown toenail surgery can you see the small piece? What are the symptoms?

How do you know if a small piece of nail was left inside during ingrown toenail surgery can you see the small piece? What are the symptoms?

Have it looked at.: The ingrown nail may not be visible. I you continue to have pain or signs of infection have it re-evaluated as there may be a piece left behind. ...Read more

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