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Under The Nail Called
Vascular reaction: Is it you or an older relative? If it's you and you are otherwise young and healthy, it is probably a vascular reaction with vaso-constriction which shows up as a bluish discoloration of the extremities; especially the digits. In older compromised individuals, it may mean peripheral vascular disease. ...Read more
What do you call the skin pieces around your nail that split away from the nail and cause an infection?
Hang Nail: Hang nail.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have classic sign which are called plummers nails specifically on the ring finger. I need adivise on this condition! What about crushing symdrome?
See dermatologist: See dermatologist for nail diagnosis of finger nails. ...Read more
What are the dark stripes that run down the nail bed of fingers and toes called? What causes them?
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
My daughter ate my nail and hair gummy vitamins is called Nature Vallet.. prob about 20 to 40 or them will she be ok?
Should be OK if...: I could find no vitamins called "Nature Vallet" but did find Nature's Bounty Hair Skin and Nails Gummy Vitamins. Presuming that's it you have no need to worry- these contain Vitamins C, E and Biotin which are all safe even in very high doses. But kids will treat gummy vitamins like candy and some brands could be dangerous so PLEASE keep in a place she can't reach. Please tell us if it's a diff. Vit. ...Read more
I´ve been born with a congenital bent index finger that looks like a mallet finger and my nail is small. What is this called and can I fix it?
Symphalangism: Is the name often given to joint and bone issues in digits, there can be a joint of less motion or fibrous or bony union and or a portion of the finger is smaller. Treatment is directed towards functional gains if possible, however there are times when nothing needs to be or can be done: see a hand surgeon with experience with congenital hand issues ...Read more
I have nail pitting on my finger nail and I google and found out it is call psoriasis. May I know what are the treatment to cure it.
I cut my toe skin while cutting my nails now its swollen and looks like I can see tiny red bits coming out and am using a spray called octenisept.
Sounds like you: Gave yourself an infection. See foot doctor to repair you. (Or dermatologist) ...Read more
How would I cure or heal dark finger nails that's not a fungus according to the dermatologist that gave me a medicine called nuvail that's not working?
Dark Nails: Treatment of the darkened nails will depend on what's causing the discoloration in the first place. It's helpful to know what other symptoms you may have and what medications you are taking. ...Read more
Hi I have a light yellow color in my nail what the reason of that is it kidney or liver diseases? Note that, I took medicine called Isotretinoin
I've read about a hair/skin/nail supplement called Biosil, which contains choline and silicon. Is it safe? Are there any risks/potential side effects?
Biosil: I've read about a hair/skin/nail supplement called Biosil, which contains choline and silicon. Is it safe? Are there any risks/potential side effects? ANS: this is a supplement & there is no control of what they put in it. They do not need to show that is its safe or does what it says it will do. Beware. Spend your money for other things and eat a balanced diet get book ISBN 9780743410076 ...Read more
I have a toe that is red, inflamed and swollen around the nail and a throbbing pain in general. What could this be and should I call a podiatrist?
Yes: It sounds like you have an infection or an ingrown nail or both. ...Read more
I once flipped nail polish into my eye. I used visine and called doctor. They made me have test with on cornea. Was that necessary?
Yep: Why not check to see if the cornea got scratched? That's why you went to the doctor in the first place. ...Read more
Should I take my son to the doctors? Two days ago my 20month old son got his toes hurt bad we took him to the ER and he had a procedure called repair nail bed foot on two toes on his right foot he now has to wear a cast going up his whole leg and foot but
It: It sounds like he had some sort of procedure for a toenail on 2 toes, if I'm reading your question correctly (help us help you by using punctuation). If this is correct, bleeding is normal, and they should have warned you about it. But now, at 2 days, there shouldn't be any new blood. If he's currently bleeding, then my answer is yes, take him back to the er. If it's old, dry blood on the bandage, there is no need to panic. But I assume you have a follow-up appointment to check on this in the next few days, right? ...Read more
Specializing: Do you mean what type of dr is a hand specialist? Often they are orthopaedic surgeons that had extra training in hand surgery. Many sports medicine specialists, including physiatrists (specializing in sports medicine or musculoskeletal medicine), can examine and diagnose hand problems. ...Read more
Poor hand circulatio:
Poor hand circulation at night can cause pain or numbness or tingling. It can awaken you several times during the night and be quite bothersome. The sensation can be caused by nerves in the neck or circulation problems in the arms. Please see the following review: www. Buzzle. Com/articles/poor-circulation-in-hands-while...
That is why poor circulation in hands at night makes you get up often. ...Read more
That's the name:
Hand care/hand surgery developed as a sub-specialty during the second world war; we have no latin name.
Hand surgeons come from orthopaedics, plastic and general surgery; we have additional training in the upper limb beyond our post-graduate residency. We treat problems of nerve, vessel, bone, joint, skin; we treat the upper limb and hand as a functional unit... And work with hand therapists. ...Read more
NO: Only a nail biopsy will know for sure. ...Read more
No: Any shape.Get a more detailed answer ›
If you've nail subungual melanoma, does it suppose to feel hurt, itch, or you don't feel anything? Ty
My girlfriend jammed her finger in the car door and now the area under the nail is black. What should she do?
Live LIfe: Live. The finger now has to complete the injury and response to the injury and then to heal. ...Read more
Hi I'm having pain on my left toe under the nail of my toe, my toe has been having uncomftable pain but I can move it. It hurts to bend.?
I hit my thumb today with a hammer and now it's black under the nail from the bottom up to almost the middle of the nail half moon shaped. Hurts also?
Treatment advice?: You are reporting so called sub-ungual (under nail) hematoma. Releasing blood could be considered if very painful. I release blood using red hot tip of a bent paper clip. Bend one end of clip 90 degrees, heat it till red hot with flame, e.g. From a lighter. Then push tip of paper clip thru center of hematoma in nail. Cip will burn tiny hole, blood will be released ; blood immediately cools clip tip. ...Read more