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What is it called when the side of your finger near the nail is inflamed or it hurts?

What is it called when the side of your finger near the nail is inflamed or it hurts?

Fingernail infection: This is most commonly referred to as a paronychia. It is often caused by an "ingrown nail" and my be complicated by bacterial or viral infection. Occasionally this may require surgical treatment. ...Read more

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How do u call a nail doctor?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in hair, skin, and nails. Some dermatologists specialize in nails, but most general dermatologists should be able to address the most common nail problems. ...Read more

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What is it call when u have around the nails purple/ blackidh of the feet? Is that bad?

What is it call when u have around the nails purple/ blackidh of the feet? Is that bad?

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

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What are the dark stripes that run down the nail bed of fingers and toes called? What causes them?

What are the dark stripes that run down the nail bed of fingers and toes called? What causes them?

Be careful: 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

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My daughter ate my nail and hair gummy vitamins is called Nature Vallet.. prob about 20 to 40 or them will she be ok?

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

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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?

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

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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 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.

Pitting: Not necessarily psoriasis -- other posssibilty can be trauma (injury to the nail)
if all/many nails are involved, could be more likely a systemic process as psoriasis or eczema. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

May not be related: Discolored nails can have a variety of reasons, ranging from dirt to nail fungus to loss of protein to psorasis. An isolated yellow nail is probably not from kidney or liver disease- typically these can cause whitish nails. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can I take the multivitamin called longer stronger hair and nails with cod liver oil?

Can I take the multivitamin called longer stronger hair and nails with cod liver oil?

Hair: Hair is made up of protein, not vitamins and not cod liver oil. These shams are to let supplement companies make large profits. A diet with plenty of proteins is advised for good hair growth. ...Read more

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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

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

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How do I stop my hand from shaking? I think that its called pasma.

How do I stop my hand from shaking? I think that its called pasma.

Tremor: Involuntary hand shaking while in use is often due to essential tremor which tends to run in families. Resting tremor is seen in Parkinson's disease. I recommend a consultation with a neurologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a hand physician called?

Could you explain what is a hand physician called?

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

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What is it called when your hand loses circulation while sleeping?

What is it called when your hand loses circulation while sleeping?

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

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What do people call a hand specialist?

What do people call a hand specialist?

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

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If you've nail subungual melanoma, does it suppose to feel hurt, itch, or you don't feel anything? Ty

If you've nail subungual melanoma, does it suppose to feel hurt, itch, or you don't feel anything? Ty

Depends: You could have any of these symptoms or none at all. If you have concern about a lesion, don't ignore it and seek physican consultation and possible biopsy right away. The key to skin cancer treatment is early detection. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Ingrown toenail?: If the pain is at the edge of the nail, it may be growing down into the skin from cutting too short. Start with soaking and applying antibiotic ointment. See your doctor if it does not improve. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What do you call between elbow to hand?

What do you call between elbow to hand?

Forearm: That area is called the forearm and is made up of the radius and ulna bones. ...Read more