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What Is Wrong With My Finger Nail It Has A Tan Or Coffee Color Line Growing Out
I think I have a callius on my finger right at the top of my finger nail but I'm not sure. I cut it and it keeps growing back the same?
Could be a wart: It could be a wart. See your doctor for an examination and more definitive treatment. ...Read more
1). My toe finger nail has partially dead and it is not growing good..., What does this symptom means...?
Ok: That is a fairly common complaint. Only on one finger it is not a concern. ...Read more
There is this hard skin growing under my index finger nail , and it doesn't hurt at all however it is becoming annoying and creates an irritation.
No known injury but finger nail bed came up bruised and nail fell off, new nail grew through but is now bruised again for no reason, what is wrong?
I have a thin black line on my finger nail. It has been there for over a year now. Is this something to be concerned about?
See doctor: You need to give a thorough history. Like any in fury to the area? If just appeared go see doctor ...Read more
Onychomycosis, or toenail fungus. Is a growth of plantlike matter within the substance of the toenail. As a toenail grows out the fungus attaches to its distal edge and move proximally or toward the body.
Onychomycosis is usually caught in males much easier than in females, and many of those males have been in the armed forces previously with contact with the fungus in showers and and barracks. ...Read more
It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. Soak to soften the area and try to get it free. If you can't get it out on your own, a doctor can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the finger, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem. ...Read more
Warmth: Warmth for 20 minutes 2-3 times a day can increase blood supply and allow the area to heal more quickly. However, if swelling into the finger occurs, seek assistance, as it may be infected. If warm water soaking, use Epsom salts to prevent the skin from having osmotic damage to the healthy tissue. A heating pad wrapped around the hand will work, just as well. Prevent with longer nails. ...Read more
Lots of things: Sometimes they just happen. I trust that somebody who doesn't like you isn't giving you arsenic -- these lines can look similar. That's the only thing that's really worth knowng, and you'd feel sick. I trust your history, physical, and labwork confirm health -- if they do, I wouldn't worry. Best wishes. ...Read more
Fungis infection: Most of the case are due to Onycomicosis or fungis infection. ...Read more
IF YOU HAVE AN INFECTED FINGERNAIL, YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST SOONEST!
NO "SHOP" PRODUCTS WILL DO THE JOB.
UNTIL YOU CAN SEE A REAL DOCTOR, SOAK THE FINGER IN FAIRLY HOT WATER FOR ABOUT 15-20 MINUTES EVERY 3 or 4 HOURS.
BEST LUCK ...Read more
Pus under fingernail: Usually pus under or around the fingernail means there is a bacterial infection of the skin or maybe an abscess has already formed. This abscess needs to be drained as soon as possible and antibiotics are needed to fight the infection. The pus needs to be cultured to determine exactly which bacteria is causing the infection, but antibiotic treatment needs to be started before the culture result. ...Read more
Itch: This sounds very normal to me. Itches come and go and these are normal. Is there a rash? Bite? ...Read more
Hang Nail: Use a nail cutter to trip it rather than pulling it off. ...Read more
I have a brown-reddish line on my middle finger nail that seems to be getting darker, what could it be?
Probably-old blood: under the fingernail from minor trauma- must be seen to diagnose definitively. ...Read more
My daughter who is 6,half of her finger nail has turned light brown the other half normal colour vertically?
Nail pigmentation: This is one of those rare cases where you can be told to go directly to the dermatologist. Most pigmented streaks for pigmented segmental parcel of meals are minor and are like small holes that originate at the proximal or close in and of a fingernail. But, these always need to be looked at by a dermatologist and then encourage you to do this right now. ...Read more
Smashed finger nail in iron door.Black nail right away.finger sensitive painful and others fingers feel weird but they weren't smashed.
Finger pain: You probably have a subungual hematoma where there is blood under the nail which appears black. If you don't have a fine hole drilled through the nail quickly it will lift the nail off of the nail plate and you will lose the entire nail. If you feel uncomfortable doing it, go to the ER.The other fingers were probably just bruised. Good luck! ...Read more
My finger nail has a darker pink color sorrounding the white part at the beginning and a bump in the middle that evens out at the end what can it be?
Nail damage : this suggest you have nail damage. It does not say what it's from. It could be due to the systemic illness, mechanical or even trauma or damage in this sort. Ask your physician to have you see a dermatologist who can help clarify the cause of this. ...Read more
Keep dry: Keep nail unit clean and dry.Get a more detailed answer ›
Onycholysis: Most common causes are trauma (tapping long fingernails on keyboard), frequent exposure to water, & harsh chemicals (nail polish remover). Certain diseases can cause it as well: psoriasis, overactive thyroid, fungal infxns. Drugs like tetracycline or fluoroquinolones (cipro, et al) can cause it. See following site for treatment suggestions: http://www.Drugs.Com/health-guide/onycholysis.Html. ...Read more
I have a reddish whiteish bump beside my finger nail on my skin. It hurts when i touch it. What is it?!
Paronychia: Yes. This is a common problem. You have an infection and need to be on antibiotics. Please get in to see your physician today. ...Read more
Orange: Yes, it can certainly be from that. Try to avoid colored nail polish till they grow out ...Read more
My thumb is burning/hurting right underneath the finger nail where the skin meets the fingernail?
What is most effective in treating finger nail fungal infection if loceryl is not very effective by itself?
Loceryl is a topical treatment for nail fungus.
Topical treatments are often ineffective for nail fungus. Oral antifungals are more effective but usually require blood tests and carry increased risks. Formula 3 is a fairly effective topical medication available in some doctors offices. Debridement (thinning, cutting) of the nail combined with topical meds usually gives better results.
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