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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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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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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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Is the bone called trapezoid in your index finger or hand?

Is the bone called trapezoid in your index finger or hand?

Trapezoid bone: The trapezoid bone is one of the 8 carpal bones of the hand. ...Read more

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I have a small, pea sized lump in the palm of my hand, an inch below ring finger. I googled & found something called duputrens. Is that common?

I have a small, pea sized lump in the palm of my hand, an inch below ring finger. I googled & found something called duputrens. Is that common?

Humph: Doesn't sound like dupytrens. That is a tendon problem that causes a finger not to extend properly. Yours sounds like a cyst or something else. Best visit a hand doctor! ...Read more

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Was pricked by rose thorn directly in my left hand index finger knuckle. Had to pull thorn out of glove! Immediately became red, painful, swollen, and loss of mobility. I am concerned it left fungal infection called sporotrichosis. What should I do?

Was pricked by rose thorn directly in my left hand index finger knuckle. Had to pull thorn out of glove! Immediately became red, painful, swollen, and loss of mobility. I am concerned it left fungal infection called sporotrichosis. What should I do?

Rose thorn injury: Well sporotrichosis is more of a problem LATER after the initial injury. That's because indeed it's a slow-growing fungus. What happened immediately was probably just the reaction to the injury. Ouch! I would clean it out, apply bacitracin, make sure you're up to date on tetanus then elevate the hand. Check with doc to make sure the joint (knuckle) was not penetrated by the thorn. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a swelling on the side of my nail on my finger. Is there something I could do to get rid of it? It hurts.

I have a swelling on the side of my nail on my finger. Is there something I could do to get rid of it? It hurts.

Depends what it is: Causes of a swelling or a growth on the side of a nail include a wart, an ingrown piece of nail, a torn piece of skin (not healing properly), a splinter, a small skin infection, etc... If thoroughly soaking it and cleaning it, followed by leaving it alone for a day or two under a bandaid, doesn't help much; then a primary care doctor or dermatologist needs to examine it and do other treatment. ...Read more

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I have infection on side of my finger nail hurts alot swollen and kinda green what to do? Who can cure it

I have infection on side of my finger nail hurts alot swollen and kinda green what to do? Who can cure it

Abscess? Herpes?: Usually this is a bacterial infection (eg staph or strep) starting in a hangnail. But could be herpetic whitlow, finger infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV1 or HSV2), usually at same time as new oral or genital herpes, but sometimes by itself. See a doctor right away. Bacterial infection may need pus drained and/or an antibiotic, and herpes needs prompt diagnosis and antiviral treatment. ...Read more

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I have throbbing pain in my left index finger by the nail on the side near my thumb. It hurts when it gets touched.

See below: Any injury? If not, could be a paronychia. I'd let someone take a look to make sure you don't need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Last 2 mornings woken up with pain on the top side of my hand from my wrist to my ring finger, hard to grip things and hurts when touched. Feels broke?

Last 2 mornings woken up with pain on the top side of my hand from my wrist to my ring finger, hard to grip things and hurts when touched. Feels broke?

Handy Helper: When we sleep it's possible that we sleep so deeply that we fail to move periodically. This can result in prolonged compression of nerves in our extremities. When this happens we wake with pain and discomfort in the involved limb which usually resolves upon waking. If this repeatedly occurs the problem can worsen. Occasionally night splints can help like those worn for the wrist for carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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When I move the fingers of my right hand, the inner side of my hand hurts. What might be the reason?

When I move the fingers of my right hand, the inner side of my hand hurts. What might be the reason?

Tendonitis: The palm at the based the fingers is a common area to develop tendon inflammation. It typically affects one finger at a time, though some patients have multiple fingers affected. Pain can be the only symptom, but many will develop catching or triggering of the finger. ...Read more