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What Are White Marks On Nails
Beaus lines: White lines in your nails are called beaus lines and represent an illness or traumatic incident that has recently taken place. They look like ridges and are caused because cell divison of the nails have ceased. ...Read more
Splinter hemorrhages are small areas of bleeding (hemorrhage) under the fingernails or toenails. Splinter hemorrhages can occur with infection of the heart valves (endocarditis). They may be caused by vessel damage from swelling of the blood vessels (vasculitis) or tiny clots that damage the small capillaries (microemboli).
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
My sister scratched me on my face with her nails during fight and marks are not vanishing. What can I do to reduce those marks?
My husband has a dark mark underneath one of his fingernails. It is right in the center of the nail. It looks like a minus sign. Need I worry?
Yes: Yes especially if it is very wide and goes from proximal nail fold to tip of finger. ...Read more
I have many small cut marks on my face? How to remove them... Cut marks were caused due to nail... If laser will work for it? ..
Need more info: It depends on skin type and depth of lesion etc. Best get a consult from a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
A few days ago I noticed my nails have this pale mark along the top of the end of all my nails. Is it nothing or an indication of something else?
More info please: Please describe these marks and how long you have had them ...Read more
Give time to heal: Let them heal. Keep oils off of them and keep the area cleans. ...Read more
Accidentally tore the hyponychium of my index finger & it bled a little. Noticed a black mark grown in my nail after a few days and still there, why?
Sublingual hematoma: When the nail bled, some blood may have become trapped under the nail. This should grown out without problem, ...Read more
I got a piece of open skin (hang nail that has blood marks - could it be microscopic tears?). Touched sperm. Hiv?
Very unlikely: Even a hangnail is covered with fibrin; this is why it's not dripping blood. If this is troubling you, or there's some other issue, give your personal physician a phone call. We're here to help, and we're not going to judge anybody -- we're heard it all before. You're almost a grown man. It's good that you're health-conscious but you can't be a cripple of unfounded fears, especially about loving. ...Read more
I got a scar on my face while fighting with a friend. It was a nail scar turned into blister and now there is a mark on my face. I want it removed.
Improve not remove:
A be scars can be improved with wound care, exfoliation, dermabrasion, peels, laser, grafting, fat transfer, camouflage make-up, surgery and more. However they generally cannot be removed. Discuss with a dermatologist.
Silicone gel sheeting, avoidance of sun exposure and tobacco use are excellent starting points. ...Read more
Just got a pedicure & noticed that once the nail polish was off of my toes, on my great toe it looks like there is white mark under nail, what is it?
Nail changes: True.Get a more detailed answer ›
After taking HGH for two months, my skin heals so slow, my nails grow slow, and even my cold sores scar a red mark where they appear, nd take forever?
Rashes hi, I often have rashes on back, side, abdomen and sometimes face. Those rashes on the body are followed by marks that looks like a scratch with a nail and those on a face are just red and a bit swallowed spots. Rashes are very occasional. One doct
You should visit your primary care provider or an allergist to have allergy skin or blood testing done. In the meantime try benadryl, (diphenhydramine) if that works then you can be more confident that it is allergy related. Also consider new lotions, detergents or soaps that you may be using.
Best of luck. ...Read more
I was stroking my belly to get baby to move n my nails were sharp & I scratched myself there's a red mark. Can it harm bub? 3rd trimester
Baby: Should not be harmed by a superficial scratch on your abdomen. Congratulations and be well. ...Read more
Pain, swelling and redness of big toe. Was diagnosis w/ spider bite on big toe, no visible mark & nail didn't grow for a year after. Could it have been gout?
I notice dark spot under foot finger nail 2 weeks ago & 2 months ago a dark mark on leg & some dry skin patches on all my body random area transparent?
Unusual: Unusual can't give any diagnosis or advice without seeing this. Recomend Healthtap pictures and consult or face-to-face consult with Primary care Doc ...Read more
I got toenail fungus from pedicure (white marks) on nail end. Do I need prescription from MD or can I treat OTC or at home? Or will it go away on own?
My big toes have had purple and red bruise looking marks on them for a few months. One is completely purple and red under the nail. The other is half faint red and half yellow/goldish. They haven't gotten any better or worse for about 3 months. I play soc
Shoes: Talk to your coach about better fitting shoes with reinforced toe. ...Read more
Verticle Nail Ridges:
Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about.
Vertical nail ridges extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical nail ridges often become more numerous or prominent with age, possibly due to variations in cell turnover within the nail.
If your fingernails change color or you develop horizontal nail ridges, consult your doctor. ...Read more
Difficult to say: There are many changes that can occur with the nails. Many can be benign but some changes (downward curling being one of them) can be a sign of systemic disease, particularly lung disease. You should see you primary care doctor and possibly a dermatologist to help determine what is going on. ...Read more
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