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Vegetables are very important! Especially dark green leafy vegetables and broccoli. If you're not eating your vegetables, you likely have a nutritional deficiency. It's good you're addressing it now, though, because as you age, this becomes more and more important. You're about to enter puberty, so these vegetables are even more important when you start menstruating. I'm not entirely certain what the nail indentation is caused from, so I'll leave that one for someone who knows.
Nail biting is a main cause of acute paronychia, a type of infection in which bacteria get underneath the tissue at the side of the nail and cause swelling and irritation. On the other hand, a subungual hematoma appears dark red under the nail. Nail injuries can be noticeable until the damaged nail grows out, which usually in about two months. If it persists, it is best that you have him examined by your doctor for proper evaluation. Take care and do keep us posted.
I have burning, itching and pinching around and underneath my fingernails and toenails. If I bite the nail the taste leaves a burning taste in my mouth like pepper. I have been to 3 doctors and all they give me is topical creams. It does nothing for me! HELP! What can this be???
Have you used any dark nail varnish without using a basecoat? That too can cause yellowing on the nails. Liver problems like terin400 mentioned, smoking (which I doubt that you smoke), some medications as well as an unhealthy diet lacking in Vitamin A, B, zinc, protein, calcium and iron. You may benefit from a multivitamin supplement suitable for your age group. But make sure that you eat a healthy and balanced diet consisting of meat, milk, cheese, yogurt, fresh fruit, vegetables and nuts.
Hi JGOODMAN, Before overexercising, my fingernails were normal pink like most people, but now they are purplish all the time from both hands. Occasionally, One or two of my fingernails would get very dark blue. But this doesn't seem to be related to cold exposure or stress. Unlikely to be raynauds. And not only that, also my tongue, ears, face after shaving, before turned reddish but now they seem to have suffered from that discoloration too, they turn purplish.
I have been on Synthroid and Thyroid (Armour) for hypothyroidism for two years. I have very weak, thin, finger nails that break or split horizontally and/or vertically, moons only on my thumb and 1st fingers, multiple thin ridges going up and down on my nail beds & a few fingernails that are flat or bend under. I also have mitral valve prolapse with regurgitation - grade 3. Are my fingernails indicative of either my thyroid or heart problem?
Hi, occasionally my finger tips go a very dark purple along with my fingernails, with the middle finger going white as skin looks just after it has been under pressure. The fingers do not feel cold, but feel slightly numb, but when I put them to my face I feel that they are freezing cold. I've heard that this is bad circulation, but I'd like to know if I should be worried at all or if there's anything I can do. http://img377.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hand1mp5.jpg http://img294.imageshack.
I never really paid much mine to my fingernails until today, I have no cuticles on the bottom of nail be and and up by the growing part of the nail they are dark on the bed.Other than that no itching ...whoot whoot Tiredness seems to be a everyday thing woke up with a mild headache but went away shortly after I got up. No energy could sleep all day and all night.
Well - from the middle of the nail and up, it's kind of a grainy brownish yellow... Don't think dark brown, or dark yellow... just a normal looking nail, but lightly colored. Not really noticeable - especially before yesterday. But ---- about halfway to the "quick" part... the part where the crescent moon is and all the way down to the "quick" part - my nails are clear and whiter.... cleaner looking, I guess.... for a lack of descriptors.
The appearance of the fingernails may be a symptom of a systemic disease. Look at these pictures and descriptions, and see if you find your problem described. Nail Abnormalities: Clues to Systemic Disease http://www.aafp.org/afp/20040315/1417.html If you do not know the meaning of some of the medical terms, you can look them up online....or I can check back and see if you need help.
I feel exhausted after a few hour after getting up. My nails near the cuticles are very dark purple blue. I went to the emergency room and my BP was 123/60 , my heartrate was 100-110. They took an ekg and asked if I had ever had an ekg done before. Okay I am scared especially when you add to that with....when I was thirteen my mother started to where she couldn't breathe... she would walk ten feet and her whole fingers,lips and nose would go very blue.
My nails near the cuticles are very dark purple blue. I went to the emergency room and my BP was 123/60 , my heartrate was 100-110. They took an ekg and asked if I had ever had an ekg done before. Okay I am scared especially when you add to that with....when I was thirteen my mother started to where she couldn't breathe... she would walk ten feet and her whole fingers,lips and nose would go very blue. She went into the hospital in November and died of pulmanary thrombosis in January.....
Hello, Pitted brown spots in fingernails may indicate a skin and joint disorder called psoriasis. Reddish-brown spots can indicate a deficiency of folic acid, protein or vitamin C. It can also be due to melanonychia striata which are harmless dark lines on the nails caused by melanin, a pigment. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Hello, Pitted brown spots in fingernails may indicate a skin and joint disorder called psoriasis. Reddish-brown spots can indicate a deficiency of folic acid, protein or vitamin C. It can also be due to melanonychia striata which are harmless dark lines on the nails caused by melanin, a pigment. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
About two weeks ago both of my armpits were extremely tender, swollen, red and itchy. That passed and now mosquito like bumps are appearing under my left armpit and even under my left bicep, breast and rib cage. When they "die" they leave a dark mark. I am spotting new ones as the days go by and they are itchy, red and look like mosquito bites or raised red patches of skin. Please help.
When you say "dark" it suggests to me "bluish", which is suggestive of inadequate oxygenation. Purchase a P02 meter that clips on to your fingernails. They have come down considerably in price. It is kind of an unusual symptom, and especially because it covers such a wide area and in places is not symmetric. The diagnosis "suffered a mild heart attack" is medically meaningless and constitutes gibberish.
Hi, I had a lot of hair loss when I had an infection recently, after I had tetanus I seemed to have some infection in my blood, judging from the fact I had the tiniest red lines under my fingernails... No money and live in the United sTates, so no access to healthcare. When a friend sent me propolis, which is a natural antibiotic, as well as oil of oregano,the red lines faded and my hair stopped falling out so much.
my oldest son, now 17, used to cry and scream when he pooped. I thought I saw dark red (blood) in his poop. took him to the doctors he had a little tear in his rectum called an anal fissure.
However they break apart and I am able to remove them with my fingers by sliding them off. They come off easily unlike the nits which require my fingernails. Also she has had these for what seems like forever and they have never evolved into lice. She has dark brown hair, so I notice them when I am fixing her hair. How do I treat this problem? (By the way, I have also ruled out DEC.) Will a dandruff shampoo help? We never use hair sparay or gels.
I have vertical lines present in all of my fingernails. I have also noticed my thumb nails have horizontal divits in them as well as my big toe nails. I am not a nail biter. I do have severe endometriosis and ovarian cysts. I know it's a stretch, but could it all be related? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
I used to have this awful habit of picking at my bottom lip with my fingernails when they were chapped, this behavior was very repetitive so I developed a dark brown spot where the trauma occurred. I went to a dermatologist and she said that the spot could be removed by a procedure where layers of skin would be removed.
It started out with white flakes. But It seems that now when i sometimes scratch my scalp with my fingernails, blood stains are found under it. And other times i get dried skin stained dark brown flakes. I went to a haircare centre and they did a scan on my scalp. Results were inflamation, dry scalp and dandruff. they said some parts of my scalp is raw already without the layer of skin to protect it. They suggest herbal treatment or i might continue to drop more hair.
after 12-13 days from my risky sexual relationship, i have rashes on my upper leg. they're dark red (i have brown skin), but they are not bumping, itching or burning. can it be acute hiv symptome?
My wife has been getting mild bruises on her inner thighs and really dark bruises on her legs. I've seen bruises on her arms- like she has been handled. I ask her about them and she has no idea were they come from and gets very defensive anytime I ask about them. She once said that she is embarrassed and that's why she gets defensive. She is a habitual marijuana smoker and I guess my question is.... Can her use of marijuana cause the sensitivity of her skin?
Hi ireneo, Well, my fingernails suffered of a discoloration after that day of overexercising. They changed to a purplish blue. Occasionally, one or two of my fingernails turn dark bluish. This stops when I press them. Anyway, since that day of overexercising, a lot of things happened, a lot of symptoms appeared. This has brought me a lot of suffering. Since the fingernail discoloration was the first symptom, I think that whatever I have, it has to do with that.
* shortness of breath if I am laying down standing up, any position really. * Fingertips turning a dark red/purple around cuticles (related to breathing) * Feeling of a tightness in my chest that won't let me breath past a certain point. * Heart racing after walking across the room * pain in arm, feels like all of the muscles are torn loose from my arm and then radiates into the shoulder, but after a couple of minutes will stop. Happened about 3 times or so in the past few weeks.
now almost 2 yrs on i have a nasty pain under my right rib cage, joint pain in both knees, all my fingernails have turned white and have no moon on them but they have a thin strip of normal nail colour at the top, i read this can be due to hepititis? my urine is dark yellow i am very very fatigued and i have a white coating on just my tongue at the back. does this sound like hepatitis to any of you? any answers would be very much appreciated.
I didn't scratch it hard nor too vigorously (I don't even have fingernails due to my shameful nail biting habit) nor did I scratch it for more than a few seconds. I can't imagine why it's bruised and the only thing in my life that has changed recently is that I have been drinking protein meal replacement shakes since Monday. Could there possibly be a connection between the two; perhaps something in my shake that could cause such obvious and quick bruising on dark skin (I'm African American)?
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