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Are splinter looking brown lines under fingernails something to worry about? There aren't any other symptoms present.
Trauma vs infection: The most common cause of splinter like hemorrhages seen through the nail in the ail bed, come from trauma. I've had them in the past from tapping my nails on the desk. I had to break the habit. Splinter hemorrhages as signs of infection are more often seen at the base of the nail near the cuticle. Again, the most common cause of these hemorrhages is trauma, even as minor as tapping your nail. ...Read more
Under fingernails there is skin growing and it is really irritating. I thought it was a piece of dirt and I tried to get it out but it was painful.
Subungual hematoma: Blood underneath your nail is referred to as subungual hematoma. Subungual hematoma is caused by fluid (blood) accumulating under the nail bed in fingers and in toes due to a jamming of your finger or toe, dropping a heavy item on your finger or toe or repetitive stress to the nail itself. Any repetitive motion of the finger could lead to a lifting and separation of the nail from the base leading. ...Read more
What are whte spots under fingernails? I am 61 years old taking aspirn and nitroderm patches. 5 from 8am to 8pm. Thank you.
Various causes: White spots of the fingernails are common and may be due to protein deficiency, calcium deficiency, zinc deficiency, liver, disease, kidney disease et al. I don't think they're from your medications. They're probably not due to any major health problem in your case, but it is a good idea to take a multivitamin with minerals and include calcium in your diet. Your md can advise you best, however. ...Read more
Got deep splinter under fingernail for a month I have bits of splinter all over hand heading for vain what's the worse thing that can happen?
Blue tinged nails: You might have your child checked by a cardiologist. ...Read more
Brown/yellow growing spot under fingernail near cuticle. Could it be fungus if it is where the cuticle is?
Absolutely,: see dermatologist for absolute diagnosis and prescription treatment ...Read more
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