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Why are my finger nail pulling away from the skin underneath?

Why are my finger nail pulling away from the skin underneath?

This is called: onycholysis and is most frequently seen secondary to a nail fungal infection, but there are other causes, See dermatologist for answers ...Read more

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The skin under my fingernails is pulling away from the nail due to wear and tear. How can I get it to go back and "stick"?

The skin under my fingernails is pulling away from the nail due to wear and tear.  How can I get it to go back and "stick"?

Dermanail, genedur: Separation of the nail is called oncholysis and can be seen with trauma, thyroid disease and reaction to nail products. Dermanail and prescription genedur can help repair the nail. In addition oral supplements with silica and biotin can be helpful in repairing nail changes. ...Read more

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My thumb is pulling away from the nail bed. Why and how do I stop it?

My thumb is pulling away from the nail bed. Why and how do I stop it?

Depends on the cause: Some causes of nail separation may include trauma, infection, and reaction or side effect of certain medications. Have them evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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The skin under the fingernail at the base of the nail is pulling away from the finger ?

The skin under the fingernail at the base of the nail is pulling away from the finger
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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

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My friend feel on my big toe now it's yellowish. What will happen? Will my toe nail grow back on it's on without me pulling it off?

My friend feel on my big toe now it's yellowish. What will happen? Will my toe nail grow back on it's on without me pulling it off?

Trauma: Can induce a thick or fungal toenail. You may want to visit a podiatrist for them to determine if the yellow discoloration is fungus or not. If it is you would want to treat that so it goes away and does not get worse. ...Read more

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I have a small cut from me pulling a hang nail it bled early in the day but stopped is it possible to get HIV from touching damp pants with sperm.

I have a small cut from me pulling a hang nail it bled early in the day but stopped is it possible to get HIV from touching damp pants with sperm.

Unlikely: but not impossible. This is a low risk exposure, but probably worth getting tested. Get an HIV titer drawn in 6 weeks to be sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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After pulling a hang nail about five weeks ago, I still have awful pain on the side of my fingernail. Should I see a doctor or wait?

After pulling a hang nail about five weeks ago, I still have awful pain on the side of my fingernail. Should I see a doctor or wait?

Might: Be a paronychia or an infection where the nail and skin meet. I would see your doctor. May need to drain or start antibiotics. Soak in warm water. And keep clean until eval ...Read more

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I have a pulling sensation from top of foot down to big toe nail can feel it when I rub against the vein could it be a blood clot?

I have a pulling sensation from top of foot down to big toe nail can feel it when I rub against the vein could it be a blood clot?

No: Veins arteries and nerves travel together, you are most likely stimulating a nerve. If you're rubbing really hard you my be stretched the tendon to the toe. ...Read more

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What is causing my nails to pull away from skin?

What is causing my nails to pull away from skin?

Trauma: Repetitive micro-trauma (small trauma caused by repetitive motions) can cause the nail to separate from the nail bed. If it is in your toenails it could be from the way you walk or your arches not being supportive. I recommend seeing a dermatologist or podiatrist if the problem persists. ...Read more