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White Scratches On My Toenail
Leuconychia: White spots under the nails or leuconychia, is not a serious condition and not due to lack of vitamins and minerals.It may be caused by trauma to the matrix of the nail and more common in finger nails than in toe nails, rarely they may be caused allergic reaction to nail polish or nail hardners.There is no treatment for it. ...Read more
Needs an exam: Some conditions that can cause such problems include Psoriasis, Lichen Planus, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Lichen Simplex, and Lichen Sclerosis. Pre-cancerous lesions can also occur on the privates. A dermatologist can diagnose the problem, although sometimes a biopsy is necessary to determine the cause. There are treatments, once the cause is determined. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Black tiny spot on my toenail. I cut the nail portion off and dark spot came off with the nail. left a pinkish wound on the skin. Scared abt melanoma?
Black tiny spot on my small toenail. I cut the nail portion off and dark spot came off with the nail. But left a pinkish wound on the skin. Wat is it?
My rat scratched me on thumb.Small bumps came.I scratched them. Then red bumps and puss. It spread to underside of thumb when I scratched. What is it?
Right below the white tip on my fingernail is a yellow/brown band on all my fingers. What is it? I don't where nail polish.
My so got stitches on the crease of his big toe (awkward spot) and now has a white itchy bump, blister like but harder, that's on his toe. Infection?
It does not sound : Like an infection but since we cat see it bring your son back to the doc to take a look or somehow post a picture for further comment. Infections are usually red, Or if there is a pus this is another sign of infection. The sutures might just be a little tight and that is the "itchy bump"..... ...Read more
Lots of things: A white dot may be normal may be abnormal. Most lesions of no great significance will resolve in 10-14 days. But if normal it likely will not dissappear. If it doesn't resolve in 2 weeks or is associated with any pain or swelling, see a dentist. It's likely nothing but impossible for us to speculate further without more info. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My fingernail had tiny white spots, after it disappeared it left my nail pitting. And now 3 of my fingernails are also pitting. What's going on with my nails?
From last 2 months I have round nail size glassy reddish brown skin rash on penis head on right corner.
It it yeast infection?
VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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?
Took off my nail polish on my big toe N my nail bed was flaky, nail discolored, what looks like blood under nail but isn't. Your thoughts please. TY?
? Keratosis pilaris: really depends on the area you are talking about. Scratching will typically cause red bumps know as dermatographism (a form of urticaria or hives from scratching the skin). On the back of arms and legs, follicular white papules can become more prominent as the surface of the skin is removed from scratching and making the bumps more exposed. See derm to be sure. ...Read more
Toenails are brittle, thick and with white scratches. GP was sure it was fungal but nail sample came back as normal. What can it be and what can I do?
Not so Fast....: Where and exactly how the specimen is harvested for culture is directly influenced by the experience of the physician harvesting the specimen. There is definitely a learning cure to be reckoned with. If the specimen was cut from the free edge, it often comes back normal. You need to have this done by a dermatologist that has experience in the procurement and handling of the specimen. ...Read more
When its cold i suffer from burning sensations in my foot bottom to the extreme that it causes me to scratch hard. Why might this be?
The bottom of my foot feels so hot, so it itched and i was scratching. Then i , they burn. What could this be?
Hot feet: The first right thing to do - because there are a lot of possible causes here - is to see your podiatrist for an exam and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Itching in the foot with swelling after scratching.Has taken anti allergic drugs but no effect. What could this be?
What is it when your foot and between our toes itch off and on for about 20 minutes scratching does not stop the itching?
Acute athlete's foot: The first thing that comes to mind is that this is one of the presentations of acute athlete's foot. Use drying soaks (epsom salts or dilute vinegar) and a topical antifungal... I prefer patients use lotrimin ultra or Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. You can use certain-dry pads or solutions to decrease perspiration. If this doesn't work, see a podiatrist and be sure to inform them of what you have tried already. ...Read more
I was scratch on my foot near the nail by a cat on dec 22 cat is still alive i got my shot of pcec on jan 14 and pvrv on jan 21 am i safe now ?
Cat scratch: You should be ok but the question is what does the wound look like did it heal without complication. ...Read more
A year had spot on the top of my foot scratched it bleed & healed been left with flat brown mark where it was not changed it's not been in the sun
See dermatologist: could be scar, but needs to be evaluated by derm ...Read more
My son is 6 years old.He scratches his self all day long from head to foot he take bath and still be scratching and when he scratched he leave whips.
Eczema: Typically, this story is due to eczema, also called atopic dermatitis. Usually the skin seems somewhat dry. Skin moisturizers are an important part of the therapy. Sometimes, steroid creams are also necessary. Limiting exposure to water and soaps helps by decreasing one of the causes of the dry skin. Antihistamines may help with the itching. See your pediatrician for help and advice. ...Read more
Hi all.My father is a diabetic.He has a prolonged scratching unopend redish wound on his foot where it doesn't touch the ground.Could anyone please tel?
Your dad: Should see a podiatrist. Diabetics and prolonged non healing wounds are a recipe for disaster. He is at risk for losing his foot. A podiatrist should examine the wound, check if your dad's circulation is adequate to heal, see if his shoes are a good fit and proper for his feet. Check his neurological status etc. Please make sure your dad sees one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife found a strange looking insect bite on her foot.
Not sure if it’s dangerous to her.
3 straight scratch marks and small black dot. Not itchy.
Dangerous?: Doesn't sound like it is especially if it is just marks and no symptoms, pain, fever, redness swelling or itching? Sure it was an insect bite? Hard to say without a picture or more history but it is unlikely to be of any consequence if it does not bother her. Would see a practitioner if it is still of concern. ...Read more
I have this strange feeling in my foot that it iches, but when I scratch it doesn't help, like that ich is inside of my leg. What can that be?
Bug bites on foot & butt. First pink. Scratched all. Next day, foot ones were red & bigger. Butt ones stayed pink. Foot skin: thin=internal bleed?
Bites: Obviously they need to be examined for a proper diagnosis, see your doctor first. ...Read more
I scratched myself with dirty metallic edge of a chair in the foot..The blood was very little and my skin doesn't have a cut(not even 1mm)need a shot?
Bug bites on foot &butt. @1st pink. Scratched all. Next day, foot ones were red & bigger. Butt stayed pink. Foot skin: thin=internal bleed? Allgonenow
No internal bleed: Sometimes superficial bleed where you scratch but that does not swell. The bug bite starts an inflation reaction and that will cause swelling that is short live dad you found. ...Read more
I went to the doctors and he said that I have athletes foot so he gave my a topical cream but I was scratching it and then it just became worse, and t?
I was going outside and the screen door caught my foot leaving a scratch. Now it is very swollen and painful. I noticed a small pus bump also?
Having small on & off burning sensation on my palms & sometimes below my foot causing me to scratch since itches a lil 4 a wk. What can this be?
My feet are more where it itches when i scratch red tiny bumps show. My body itching too but my son as well is itching on his foot too please help!
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