Nail fungus under gel nails

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Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn ” 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.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar m tn ( 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn It has gotten so painful that I, too, cannot straighten out my thumb as to pulling the nail from the nail bed......I asked my nail tech if she had used any new products or changed brands, she had not. I am planning on removing the artificial nails and letting them breath ~ which I do occasionally anyway. Any suggestions?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn He has to do it a couple times until it finally clears up. His does hurt, I guess because they start out infected. They are deep under the thick skin of the foot. We can't figure out what is causing them. Strange, I agree.
Avatar n tn 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...
Avatar n tn I have been taking tape to my skin - at the arm, at the anus - and both shows ragged strands under the microscope. I don't know if this is fungus or worms. If they were worms they should have been taken care of by the Albendazole. I feel like the problem has gotten worse, not better.
Avatar n tn My hope is that one identified we can figure how to killl them under my scalp. also my mom watched a spanish show on the spanish channel here in austin texas and they had people like us and a real research center i think in alabama. one person was dying from this stuff.. My mom cant remeber the centers name and i cant speak spanish to call. so her i am. God bless everyone of you and we can beat it together.
1548538 tn?1293875433 If I do give in, and scrape a few dozen of them off, I can get them out form under my fingernails (gross, I know), and they look like grains of sugar or sand. They are hard like grains of sand. You can not "squish" them. They are not husband is an RN, and he has looked at my scalp many times, and we are certain of this.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I do get cold hands/feel, but don't warm them quickly. Also have redness under big toe nail, which is sore to touch. Does anyone else have this symptom? She has given me antibiotics in case it's an infection, if this doesn't work I will be referred to podiatry. Also, in winter occasionally a finger can go white to the knuckle with cold and starts to go numb. I can usually warm it quickly by putting it in my pocket. Was investigated for Raynauds years ago, but told didn't have it.
Avatar n tn BUGGED OUT, I BELIEVE YOU! It has been suggested to me by a psychiatrist that I have psychosis because I'm plagued by bugs crawling & biting me but when I brush them away, I don't see anything! I have had this problem off & on for many years! However, after reading your post, I began checking my fingernails & hands when I scratch or brush the bugs away & discovered that there are actually bugs!
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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. Specifically a systemic yeast infection that has exploded in a internal fungal outbreak.
288415 tn?1231634102 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.
Avatar f tn 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...
Avatar n tn 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.