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Thickening Of The Skin On The Fingers
What are possible causes of the redness, swelling and small blisters on the fingers of my left hand? The affected area is the end of the fingers.
Possibly infection: More information is needed to determine the cause. What is the color of the fluid in the blisters, clear, colored ? Is it painful ? Redness and swelling are signs of infection and infections of the hand can spread rapidly. This can be a viral or bacterial infection, or possibly a contact dermatitis (irritation of the skin). However it is not something to wait and watch. ...Read more
Unlikely: It's unlikely that biting the inside of the cheek would cause bruising that's visible from the outside. The mucosal lining of the mouth is actually very tough, and you'd have to bite through a very thick layer of mucosa to cause bleeding that'd be visible as a bruise from the outside. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
the tips of my babys fingers are a tan colour compared to the rest of her, from the joint below the nail to the tip. It's the skin around the nail
Skin color: You didn't mention the age of your baby or the skin color of the rest of your baby. Color of skin around nail tends to be the same color as the palm of the hands. ...Read more
Anatomy: The fingers and possibly the wrist can be considered parts of the hand. The bones of the face make up the skull. These sites will help you to learn more about anatomy: http://www.innerbody.com/ , http://www.healthline.com/human-body-maps ...Read more
What's the diagnosis of a swelling on the head, between the hair and the forehead, and it's having the same color of the skin?
Skin changes...: Even though without taking a look at you is difficult to determine exactly what this is, but by the way you are describing your skin changes, it seems to be a dermatitis( skin inflammation), could be seborrhea or eczema. For now try moisturizing cream or petroleum jelly and make an appointment with your doctor in order to get a final diagnosis. ...Read more
Recommendation : Not sure that patchy mark on scalp and face the same that on the chest. Need to see these. But patchy marks on chest at your age most likely tinea versicolor that often happens at hot weather with a lot of sweating. It could be successfully treated with special shampooing. You need to see a doctor for prescription. And keep yourself dry. ...Read more
What part of the finger anatomy is the 'nail bed'? Is it underneath the nail? Or on top of the finger above the first joint next to the nail? Thanks.
Yes: Under the nail closest to distal joint. ...Read more
Cleavage: Are you referring the the term cleavage - cleavage, anatomically known as the intermammary cleft or the intermammary sulcus, is the space between a woman's breasts lying over the sternum. (wikipedia definition). ...Read more
ABCD's….: Look to see if they are asymmetrical, have irregular borders, have different color or diameter greater than 6mm. Look to notice if there are any changes over time. A good dermatologist will use a dermascope to magnify the lesion and expect them closely, sometimes a naked eye can't give a proper diagnosis. When in doubt…biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore and burning on the pink tissue on the underside of the upper lid. What is the anatomical name for this tissue?
Fingertip eczema: Eczema on the fingertips is sometimes called fingertip eczema. If the eczema affects more of the hand than just the fingertips, it may be called hand eczema. Eczema on the fingertips may affect all the fingers or only some of the fingers. Fingertip eczema may affect the area of fingerprints or along or below the fingernail. It may be a form of contact dermatitis which is an allergic reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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