Nail fungus under gel nails

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Hello, It can be due to freckles or solar lentigenes. They are harmless, flat, brown discolorations of the skin which usually occur on the back of the hands, neck and face of people older than 40 years of age. They are caused by the skin being exposed to the sun over many years and are a sigh of sun damage. The only way to prevent age spots is to use liberal amounts of sunscreen before the age of forty, avoid the sun, and wear protective clothing.
” In other words, the mess on my face that had caused me so much grief and been misdiagnosed for decades was caused by the same fungus that gave my feet a problem. Apparently the dermatophytes enter the hair follicle (nails and hair are similar biological structures), then attack the sebaceous gland, feeding off the body oil; then the body’s immune system reacts with scaring and hardening the facial oil, leaving an oil nodule.
This time it happened much quicker, starting on the right lower eye, then moved to the left. The right under eye is very red, sore and dry. It feels so rough to touch. I have not worn make up today and have only applied vaseline and aqeous cream. I haven't changed any toileteries or make up in the last 2 months. I am not sure what it could be? I don't think it is eczema, but believe it could be an allergic reaction to something. I can't seem to work out what it could be?
( Funny thing is I'm not depressed, my life was quite good until this bug showed up. I can feel them crawling under my skin, they hang out in my ear (not sure if under the skin or just in the canal) all day, it's gross. No one in the house (my wife and 3 kids) can feel them. My wife has bites all up and down her legs and even a protruded ring looking this on her forearm. As you might have imagined I'm loosing my mind and life, nothing is the same.
I began picking at the cuticles on one side of each nail (thumb on right hand and middle finger on left hand) to a point where I had separated the nail from the nail bed down to the base of the nail. I then developed a fungus as evidenced by the greenish color forming at the base of the nail where it was detached from the skin. I removed the acrylics and tried treating the fungus. My gen physician gave me about 1 month's supply of LAMISIL pills approx.
When they gain access to these portions of your nail, the fungi will keep multiplying until they've taken over the entire nail. If this is allowed to happen, toenail fungus medicine may prove worthless and your nail may need to be removed surgically. Various forms of Lamisil are available, ranging from creams, gels, sprays to tablets. Depending on the nature of your fungal infection, your doctor will prescribe the relevant form.
So I had the Acrylic Nails removed and already my fingers feel ten times better - thoufgh they look horrid - there is definately fungus under 3 of the fingernails - I'm putting a very strong anti-fungel cream under all the nails twice a day - however I wonder since this fungus was inside my fingernails if it had spread to my scalp through morning hair routimes - shower, combing, styling.
I too have the fingertip problem. It began last November; I had nothing even remotely similar in the prior 56 years of life. I still have it - the progress is always identical: smooth fingertip, a building up of something from beneath the skin, with concurrent thickening and even a yellow tinge (lovely), a vague numbness of the thickening skin, then the peeling begins, often 3 layers.
I will literally wake up with blood under my nails. What treatment options are there other than medication? Should I tell my primary care physician or should I talk to a psychiatrist? What are some of the causes of this, could it be OCD? I don't really have any sort of rituals like you see or read about or extreme fears, but I can not seem to stop picking at my scalp, and although I am not pulling at my hair, I am noticing hair loss. Any feedback would be appreciated.
I noticed in the posts that someone had success with Listerine also....I have also read that soaking your feet in Listerine is good for Toe Nail fungus...so I am now certain I am on the right track! When you fry your hair DO NOT put it up in a bun or pony tale or do anything that makes your scalp hot or sweaty. This makes for a breading ground. Hope this helps and I would LOVE if you could reply if you have luck with it.
Not enough and skin can become suspectible to bacterial and fungal infections under the influence of immune suppressing drugs. Perhaps it's conincdence, but several skin on tx flared including Seborrheic Dermatitis, which may be fungal in nature. It appeared near the sabaceous glands -- face, scalp, chest, armpits, groin, etc. Treatment is topical antifungal meds, medicated talc and possible some cortisone intially for inflammation.
As for nails growing quicker, I agree with the writer who said that its the skin under the nail coming away that makes the white part move back down the nail.
about a year ago i started getting readdly red eyelids, that would swell up in the morning so much sometimes i cd not see, the doc gave me anthistamines and steroids. they calmed them down a bit only, then i started to get redness under the eyes and swollen under the eyes in the morning with deep eye wrinkles, they come and go and i have no idea what to do, ive tried steroids, all the creams, changing my makeup, not wearing contacts, and nothing...
fungus on toe nails and left foot. Began 9/03 to 12/03. Ceased by January 2004. Discuss with podiatrist at a future visit if necessary. Nothing significant by 12/04. Have used anti-fungal cream off and on from 10/06 and daily from 8/07 to 10/08. The problem is also due to wetness and age. I use eucalyptus oil on both big-toes. Anti-fungal powder is good, but fungal cream & eucalyptus oil is enough. Soak in vinegar and water every two weeks. 9.
What happened was my dermatoligist saw my hands and feet were even getting yellow nails. I was only 25...He perscribed Lamisil. A pill specifically for the nail fungus. I took for four months and my nails were cured. The suprise was my burning itching hands/feet went away too. I was cured for years before it started coming back. I believe it is this internal imbalance that your Chinese friends are explaining.
There is also a slight pain inside the fingernail, as if I had stuck a sharp object under there and then pulled it out. It started out on my right hand, then went to the left, and now the left is worse than the right and the right is fading. I also notice that the more pain and tingling I have, the more wrinkles there are. Did you ever get an answer to this? I'm beginning to freak out a little.
I have worked out that the liquid in the blisters is what makes the blisters spread, so whatever u do, if u bust them sterilize a pin or needle (don't use your nails or scratch them) then sterilize the area in & around the blister to stop them spreading immediately with dettol or an antiseptic solution like Betadine. Disinfect everything u touch, so as not to spread it to others.
I began to diligently clean it with peroxide. At first I contemplating the theory of it being a fungus like athletes foot, especially since Id been using communial matts at yoga... however it didnt seem feesable on sucha dry foot. A couple days later I noticed small pin needle sized blisters that itched on my palms of my hands and fingers... some single... some in clusters... (this image is not of my finger but it looks just like the itchy blisters on my palms and fingers)... http://i2.
Not really as bad as what you'd see when someone has actual toe nail fungus, but just shy of that. I was shocked when this happened, since I've always had beautiful finger and toe nails.
I originally thought it was because my boyfriend would brush his hair with gel in it and the gel would get on the brush, so, I bought another brush but still there. I am going to try the Listerine thing first because it smells better than Vinegar. My shampoo varies from Panteen and Dove different kinds. My friend is a hair dresser and the only thing she can think of is most of the shampoos from Grocery stores (Panteen, Dove, Sauve...
Itchy ears are actually very common. They tend to be worse in people who make very little wax as wax typically lubricates and moistens the ear canal. There are several things that can be tried. If the eardrums are intact, a drop or two of baby oil (mineral oil) every few days can help quite a bit. Over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone cream (apply to outer ear canal with the little finger) can be very helpful. There are other prescription treatments (Dermotic oil) that can help also.
He said if my doc told me I had an oral fungus, then that's what it was, period! And when I mentioned the swollen lingual tonsil, which I can feel against my throat and pallet, he said it looked fine. I told him my dentist said it was swollen, he said it must be from the oral fungus I had. That was it, he was done.
I am eighteen and have had this same itchy legs curse since i was fourteen... i thought it was due to shaving and somehow spreading bacteria under the skin by razor. You only need one open wound to start a large infection. I used tons of lotion and only found them irritating my skin more and i would cry over the self confidence issue. most people need to find their one solution to their own unique problem... however after years i finally found a solution that worked wonders for me.
My apt has huge humidity problems, im thinking it may be a fungus, or a parasaite / bug that feeds on the fungus being developed in my house. Supposely, non of the neighbors have it, even do they have alot of animals.( im the only one of 4apt. in this floor without pets) I stoped talking about the problem, because people thought i was going bananas, including my father and the people @ work. This whole thing started as a buzz(noise). @ First i thought they were mosquitos.
i hope i'm not offending u but what if there is no discharge. i have absolutely none.my problem is the itching, especially on my right side of my "lip". it feels as if bugs are scurrying under my skin.
They usually reappear when Im stressed out (like now, as Im studying for the Bar exam and under a bit of stress). And, my Dermatologist is stumped. Just to add something here, I dont think I've ever had the chicken pox either but I was vaccinated for it last year. So, I feel like its not related. Also the dishydrosis just doesnt seem like the right fit but who knows? If you find anything more out, I'm all ears.
Mix it to the strength you can take. Remember to keep using the clove oil under your nails and around the nail bed to kill the eggs. Spray the bed sheet with the Eradicator( or product containing pyrethrum) to kill the eggs before removing them from the bed. Shaking the sheet will only launch the egg into the air. I recommend spraying the entire house, pay attention especially things like doorknobs, keyboards and things you usually touch.
Second is rapid and extreme change in enviornmental temperature (I live in the mid atlantic states, so extreme spring to summer and fall to winter temperature changes). Third is use of a new product, such as hair gel, lotion, soap or any other chemical that comes into contact with my hands. My feet will sometimes react to wearing no socks in shoes with sythetic materials so I try to avoid that as much as possible.
I was lucky to have my doctor agree to prescribe medicines against anaerobic bacteria and fungus. Hopefully if I add that to the probiotic and exercise plus drinking plenty of water, eating right, and reducing stress, things will get better. I have found some relief by using probiotics. But I don't want to encourage anyone to take them if that's not what they really need. As I said earlier, if it aint broke dont fix it.
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