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White Spots On Nail From Gel Nails
Could be serious: Vertical ridges, especially in adult women are fairly common. In a male, and across rather than to the tip it can be a sign of serious conditions so have it checked. Horizontal ridges that are accompanied by white lines can be a symptom of arsenic poisoning. Horizontal depressions across the nails, called beau's lines, can be a sign of diabetes, malnutrition, or a circulatory problem. Best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: Fungal infections on fingernails is pretty rare. White lines or speckles can be irritation or allergy to fingernail polish. Try not leaving your nail polish on too long, or do without for several months. If it clears up, that's the reason, and stick to non-allergic types of polish. ...Read more
My son, 10 years old, his finger nails are thin; nail surfaces are bumpy, with white blotches growing from the roots, covering some of the nails. Help?
Vitamins : Some vitamins deficiencies can cause nail changes. Taking a multivitamin that contains biotin and zinc may help srengthen nails and improve these issues. Pitting of nails can also be seen in patients with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or alopecia areata. See a dermatologist for this issue. ...Read more
Get checked: Black stripes down 1 nail may be subungual hematoma. Red or brown streaks may be splinter hemorrhages. Brown/black lines from nail plate to tip are often seen in people with dark skin & are normal. Subungual Melanoma can cause nail ridges & dark colors of cuticle. It most often effects the thumbs or big toes. Dark lines may be due to other illnesses. Get checked out when in doubt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
White spots on nails: Leuchnychia or white spots on the nails are very common.Most of the time these are caused by some past injury to the nails which you you do not remember, or from pressure on nails when having manicure, or due to allergic reaction to nail polish or nail hardners.Sometimes rarely it may be syptom of a mild infection. ...Read more
Burned by LHR on shins had dark spots for about 2weeks. Some spots are peeling off and leaving white/light pink marks under.is this scarring or perman?
Usually healing: when the scabs come off the new tissue is light pink and it takes time to return to normal color but unless a very deep burn it should return to normal ...Read more
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
My fingernails are peeling from the base near the cuticle. 8/10 nails doing this. Don't wear nail polish/false nails. Have not hurt nails. What is it?
FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com If a fungal infection is suspected oral and topical tx will be started ...Read more
Trimmed toenails-noticed dark grey raised spot next to big toenail-slight pain, think it was ingrown nail. Trimmed off spot of skin, it bled a bit, blood went deep, and a tiny bit of clear liquid (pus?). Cleaned w/isop. alcohol + bandaid. Infected?
Probably: It does sound like an ingrown toenail, which usually does involve infection. The corner of the nail grows into the skin edge and burrows in causing infection. If it is mild, you can sometimes keep the nail edge elevated out of the skin and it can grow past the area. If that does not work, probably would be good to be seen. ...Read more
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?
Got these red spots on my toes with lots of itching and burning sensations. Big toe nails look yellowish, slightly brownish at the front edges.
Fungus: It sounds probable that you may be dealing with fungus growing on your skin and under your toe nails. You will need the help of prescriptions for either topical or oral antifungal medication from your primary care provider to get rid of it completely. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have...: Artificial nails, remove them. A common cause is damage from the adhesive applied to hold the acrylics. Then, keep your nails away from soap & water and harsh chemicals as much as possible (wear gloves). Take biotin (one of the b vitamins) 5000 units per day. Use nail polish, either one color coat or 2 clear coats. Be patient, it may take several weeks to bring your nails back to normal. ...Read more
White patch on gums that wiped off. Small white dots on gums that won't wipe off and white and yellow spots on tonsils! what could be the problem?
Needs to be seen: These types of situations require a personal one on one clinical evaluation and cannot be diagnosed over the internet, sight unseen. Will merely listing some possibilities actual benefit you? See your dentist to start who may refer you to a physician if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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