Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Blue Nails

Share
1

1
What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

Cyanosis: Cyanosis can be a manifestation of a systemic diease see your doctor. ...Read more

Blue Nails (Definition)

occur when the tissue under the nail appears blue & may be due to low level of oxygen circulation (cyanosis) or due to ^'ed levels of an abnormal type of ...Read more


2

2
What is the definition or description of: Blue nails?

What is the definition or description of: Blue nails?

Blue nails: occur when the tissue under the nail appears blue & may be due to low level of oxygen circulation (cyanosis) or due to ^'ed levels of an abnormal type of hemoglobin in the blood. ...Read more

3

3
Do bulimics get blue nails?

Blue nails: Blue nails, or more formally azure lunula, are characterized by a blue discoloration of the lunulae, seen in argyria and cases of hepatolenticular degeneration (wilson's disease), also having been reported in hemoglobin m disease and hereditary acrolabial telangiectases. In wilson's disease the blue color involves the lunula (most intense pigmentation) and fades proximally. See your doctor. ...Read more

4

4
Is it normal for an infant to have blue nails?

Is it normal for an infant to have blue nails?

No: Blue nails may be realted to cardiac function. This is called cyanosis and is an indicator of inability of heart to oxygenate the blood due to possible cardiac defect. It may also be related to an entity known as osteogensis imperfecta. This is an obnormality of skeletal formation. ...Read more

5

5
Getting blue nails, is it always due to cold?

CYANOSIS: Blue nails when asthmatic is ominous sign of lack of o2 or hypoxemia. It is a red zone and go to er at once ! ...Read more

6

6
Is their a reason why I have blue nails?

Blue nails: Blue nails, or more formally azure lunula, are characterized by a blue discoloration of the lunulae, seen in argyria and cases of hepatolenticular degeneration (wilson's disease), also having been reported in hemoglobin m disease and hereditary acrolabial telangiectases. In wilson's disease the blue color involves the lunula (most intense pigmentation) and fades proximally. See your doctor. ...Read more

8

8
Blue nails, pain in chest/shoulder for months upon any sort of deep breathing. Can't sleep b/c of pain... Have lupus. Thank you?

Blue nails, pain in chest/shoulder for months upon any sort of deep breathing. Can't sleep b/c of pain... Have lupus. Thank you?

You may have Raynaud: syndrome. Lupus is one cause. please refer to this article from Mayo clinic. Hope it helps. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/raynauds-disease/basics/causes/con-20022916 ...Read more

9

9
My symptoms are (5 months): extreme shortness of breath, chest pain, pain while breathing, very high heart rate, blue nails. Normal hearttests,d dimer?

My symptoms are (5 months): extreme shortness of breath, chest pain, pain while breathing, very high heart rate, blue nails. Normal hearttests,d dimer?

Possible lung dz: These symptoms can be lung related if indeed heart tests are normal. The heart tests needed are a stress test and ECHO. Lung tests would be a X ray, lung function tests to rule out asthma, COPD or other primary lung disease. Also need to rule out other problems such as anemia or other systemic diseases. Suggest PCP and pulmonary consultations to start ...Read more

11

11
What is meaning of blue nails in pregnancy?

What is meaning of blue nails in pregnancy?

Poor oxidation: (i assume natural and not painted) it means that oxygen delivery by the blood is poor. See your OB asap. ...Read more

12

12
Symptoms of hypoxia but normal s02?!; shortness of breath, blue nails, clubbing fingernails, pale/gray skin, tachycardia, fatigue, anxious. No anemia,

Symptoms of hypoxia but normal s02?!; shortness of breath, blue nails, clubbing fingernails, pale/gray skin, tachycardia, fatigue, anxious. No anemia,

Need ABG....: you need to get an arterial blood gas test (ABG) to see what your oxygen level is. There are many factors that could render a pulse ox test inaccurate. In order to get an accurate measure of your oxygen level, and to see if the pulse ox test is accurate or not, have your doctor order an ABG. The test can be done as an outpatient. Good luck!! ...Read more

15

15
Does normal chest x-ray rule out rightsided heartfailure? SOB, chestpain, tachycardia, blue nails, pale, extreme fatigue, weak arms/legs, swollen.

Does normal chest x-ray rule out rightsided heartfailure? SOB, chestpain, tachycardia, blue nails, pale, extreme fatigue, weak arms/legs, swollen.

Not at all: A CXR is minimally helpful in the diagnosis of right sided HF. An echocardiogram is the test of choice along with a thorough history and physical examination. ...Read more

16

16
SOB, chestpain, extreme fatigue, tachycardia, blue nails, swollen abdomen/legs. Ok ecg, echo (was done before swelling), chest xray, d-dimer. ?

SOB, chestpain, extreme fatigue, tachycardia, blue nails, swollen abdomen/legs. Ok ecg, echo (was done before swelling), chest xray, d-dimer. ?

Clinically, urgent..: The described clinical picture represents an urgent need for attention despite being ok in ECG, echo... So, don't wait and bring the baby for urgent evaluation and care. ...Read more

17

17
SOB, chestpain, tachycardia, weak pulse, swollen abdomen/legs, blue nails, fatigue. Ok ecg's, echo (taken before swelling), chest xray, d-dimer.

SOB, chestpain, tachycardia, weak pulse,  swollen abdomen/legs,  blue nails, fatigue. Ok ecg's, echo (taken before swelling), chest xray, d-dimer.

Mgt: You should be evaluated right away by a Cardiologist. Your symptoms may be related to a cardiac condition. I would advise having your BP checked on both sides, standing and lying down. Your pulse oximetry will be checked at the same time. Your symptoms may be related to a number of conditions, but cardiac conditions must be ruled out. ...Read more

18

18
I think I have an ingrown toe nail. What is the best treatment for this?

I think I have an ingrown toe nail. What is the best treatment for this?

Removal, antibiotics: If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary (you're numbed up for this, don't worry!). While waiting to see your doctor, soak the toe 10 min/day in luke warm water and epsom salts, use a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandaid. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
19

19
What is the best treatment for stepping on a rusty nail?

What is the best treatment for stepping on a rusty nail?

Clean/ tetanus: Medical assessment. The wound should be cleansed and dried. Antibiotics are some times needed as well as tetanus shot if it has been more than 10 years since your last one. Dirty puncture wounds have significant risk for infection. ...Read more

20

20
What is the best treatment for nail/toenail fungus?

What is the best treatment for nail/toenail fungus?

There are multiple : In my opinion and personal experience laser treatment has proven to be very effective with no adverse reactions. However, the classic treatment of choice is probably terbinafine tablets for 3 months under direct medical supervision. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers