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Thyroid Problems And Nails Lifting From Nail Bed
Both my big toes have a burning sensation under the nail beds. They are cracking and bout to fall off! No thyroid problems and don't think its fungus!
Toenails: Your medical history is complicated. The problem with your toenails has many possible causes have them evaluated by a dermatologist. It could be due to an infectious (bacterial or fungal), or immunologic, or physical etiology. The burning may or may not be related to the cracking of your nails. ...Read more
You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more
Vertical Nail Ridges: Yes, vertical nail ridges can be due to low thyroid function. ...Read more
My daughter has a nail that is regrowing from a half way point in the nail bed. It was never damaged so I don't know how it happened or how to treat?
Your daughter most likely had what is called onychomadesis. Most likely causes include:
hand, foot and mouth disease
trauma. ...Read more
Cut loose portion: Of nail away. Protect area and avoid tight shoes and trauma to area. ...Read more
Do: You mean the nail is curving. Nail beds do not shrink. ...Read more
Possibly: Glomus tumors under the nail bed are blue appearing lesions caused by blood vessels that when placed under cold water enhance their pain. They can be confused with a traumatic episode to the nail bed where a small hematoma forms. Where the glomus does not usually enlarge, a hematoma does and when of concern can be partially drained by opening a paper clip, heating one end and penetrating the nail ...Read more
Can soaking in epson salt be safe to use on a toenail that has been partially torn away from the nail bed?
Tip of middle finger all around nail & nail bed completly numb for almost a month don't know what's wrong!
I have a reddish brown spot on my nail bed, by the cuticle. I do not remember hitting it at all. Any ideas?
Subungual hematoma: Most likely a small bleeding under the nail called subungual hematoma, which usually resolves without treatment. It could be caused by subtle minor injury. ...Read more
My toe nails are thick and a few have actually come away from the nail bed, there dis coloured, what is this?
Something between the nail bed and nail plate. They look like small blisters, no pain, no redness. What can I do?
How about a picture: A picture would be worth a thousand words so that we can get a better idea of what you are talking about. ...Read more
I broke my toe nail the middle one and it's almost coming off and the tear is on the nail bed and I don't know what I should do?
See a podiatrist: Buy some over the counter anti fungal drops, not cream, at th drug store and begin using this as directed on the nail bed. The nail needs to be cleanly removed, so your family doc or a podiatrist can do, this in sterile fashion, and inspect to insure you don't have other problems you missed in your exam. ...Read more
Hi, I have an intense itch on my toe where nail meets nail bed. It is a burning sensation. Has been happening for a while. Any help?
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
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
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
Big toenails removed. Dr prescribed naftin (naftifine) 2% 45g for 8 months on the nail bed. That seems way too long. Box says 2 weeks. Thoughts?
Mycotic nails: Actually 8 months of therapy for a fungus nail involving the great toes is not a long time since it takes about a year for the nail to completely regrow. Topical treatments however have limited benefit. Oral antifungals like Lamisil (terbinafine) have produced better outcomes. Current literature supports pulse dosing over the course of a year. ...Read more
I dropped something heavy on my toe nail. The nail fell off and a new nail started growing into the tip of my nail bed. It hurts. What should I do?
Callus: The tip of the nail bed can sometime have a callus that interrupts the path of the nail growth. It may be prudent to trim away at the callus at the tip of the nail bed. However if the nail is now growing directly toward the base of the nail bed, then you may need to see your local podiatrist for specific treatment options. ...Read more
I've had a dark horizontal line across the nail bed of my second toe. I thought it was just an injury at first but it's been there for a few months?
Is it moving?: If growing out with the nail, that is getting further along with time, it was probably an injury and will ultimately disappear. If not, if it is staying still and especially if it seems to be getting larger, you need to see a dermatologist to be checked for melanoma. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a piece of wood stuck between the nail and nail bed of my large toe. Happened river tubing. Used hydro-peroxide to clean. Necessary to remove?
I think I have a myxoid cystor bump on the nail bed of my thumb right where skin meets the nail Is itlife threatening, also how do I treat it im 16 ye?
Hi, I have a brown vertical line both of my middle fingers and left index finger. These lines start at the bottom of my nail bed to the tip of my nail?
8 month old got debris from hardwood flooring - not actually wood but hardened top coat- lodged between nail and nail bed. Attempt to remove from dr who used nail bed raiser just pushed it further. Can I just let it grow out? No pain.
Options: One option may be letting it work its way out if there is no infection., The other is to have it surgically removed by creating a small V in the nail and directly removing it in an exposed position. Forceps have a tendency to advance foreign bodies. Keep the area clean and make sure immunizations are current. All the best. ...Read more
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