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Doctor insights on: Visible Capillary Loops Under Nail

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If I stepped on a rusty nail but it didn't penetrate and cause any bleeding should I be okay? No visible puncture or pain.

If I stepped on a rusty nail but it didn't penetrate and cause any bleeding should I be okay? No visible puncture or pain.

Monitor for now: If you did not actually suffer a puncture wound, then no need to be treated. However, if you did break skin and your immunization status is unknown, you may want to get it looked at for any signs of infection and/or to update your tetanus. ...Read more

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My thumb got smashed in a car a couple months ago. My nail grew out to the point that it fell off. There is no visible nail now. Will it grow back?

My thumb got smashed in a car a couple months ago. My nail grew out to the point that it fell off. There is no visible nail now. Will it grow back?

Unfortunately: it sounds like you damaged the nail bed at the GROWTH area! See a Board Certified DERMATOLOGIST to discuss your "options" Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I had acrylic nails a few weeks ago. I now noticed I have no visible lunula except on my thumbs. Is this a cause for concern?

I had acrylic nails a few weeks ago. I now noticed I have no visible lunula except on my thumbs. Is this a cause for concern?

Me too.: Yikes me too. I don't use acrylic nails but many people only show that crescent on the thumbs. It's ok. ...Read more

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My fingernails hurt when i wash hands in warm water. No discoloration or visible problems. If i put on nail polish i don't feel pain.

My fingernails hurt when i wash hands in warm water. No discoloration or visible problems. If i put on nail polish i don't feel pain.

Polish remover?: The acetone in nail polish remover can cause brief sensitivity to hot or cold water. Make certain that it is thoroughly washed from the hands after use. ...Read more

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Can a black nail cause swollen glands in the groin on one side? Smaller than a pea and not visible but you can feel it

Can a black nail cause swollen glands in the groin on one side? Smaller than a pea and not visible but you can feel it

Depends: From the information you provided, it is not clear what the "black nail" is. A possibility is melanoma and the enlarged node may indicate spread of the tumor. Please see a doctor at your earliest convenience to have it evaluated as it is not feasible to provide meaningful opinion without examining you. ...Read more