What causes fingernails to peel

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Avatar n tn I have this too and would love to find out what it is and how to treat it. Lots of discussions on the web get muddied with excema, dermatitis etc. Lots of people in the general population worldwide have this (I've seen people in the street picking at their skin so I know they have it too and looked at their hands). I think it is contagious (I first got it after using a keyboard that a fellow worker who had it had been using) and seems to be cyclical (maybe tied into hormones with period?
Avatar n tn the previous symptoms from what i read point to HYPOthyroidism but the losing of weight points to HYPERthyroidism . how is it that i would have all the symptoms of one disease except for the one that most people tell me is most relevant ? is it possible to have both ? needless to say im clueless on the issue and my physical or emotional state only makes me more reluctant to seee a doctor because i fear what they will tell me . can anyone sort this one out ?
Avatar n tn burn it so it peel or looks better, I don't know what to do or how to stop..... When I am around people I swear they are looking at my scars or my caked on make-up.......... gosh I could go on forever..... MY one wish... I could get my facial scars taken away polished off and have a second change........
Avatar f tn and hoping to be normal again. Even if in the end it is a coroner.. someone tell my family what happened to me. Some of my list may mean nothing.. but you never know.. so I am including it all. Migraine headaches. started in High school but only occasional. Between 2003 and 2009 I was in the ER 23 times with a migraine. Most migraines I dealt with at home as best I could. I would say from age 16 I have always had a headache every day... just the degree of pain varies.
Avatar m tn The lady didn't use gloves, used her fingernails (which could have had blood in them) to peel off the hot wax, touched my labia with her fingers, and put her hand on my skin which was bleeding at the time. I honestly don’t remember if her hand were bleeding or not, as I was in too much pain to pay attention. I know that she is no longer working at the salon where I got waxed, and that she was an “independent” waxer (I doubt as to whether she was even licensed).
Avatar n tn What does the body lack that causes fingernails to have grooves/lines either verticle or horazontal on them ? Also paper-thin nails that tend to peel off in layers ? I know this indicates the body is lacking some mineral - but which one ? I take several already but my nails get worse.
Avatar n tn So, recently my fingers began to peel back from the tip. It started with my index and middle finger on my left hand. The top of my big toes calised, and they began to peel too. Over time, all my fingers began to do the same thing. Now, all my fingers (and thumbs) are peeling, and the palm of my left hand is too. There is also pitting on both index fingernails and my left thumb nail. On top of that, I had a friend tell me my fingers look swollen.
529981 tn?1212853666 I am a busy college student, who unfortunately does not have the time and money to deal with this.
Avatar f tn First causing what seemed to be a nasty common cold, then what appeared to be chicken pox on his hands, feet and rear end ...where my youngest would wake me every 1/2 hour or so screaming that his feet were itchy and I'd have to rub his feet for him. I ended up taking him to the er bc he was screaming so badly of itching with a fever of 103. Wasn't until the following day when his ped doc figured out it was HFM disease.
Avatar f tn There is not even an appropriate section under the "topic" section for me to put this under. Perhaps "mystery condition" could be added to the topic section? I will try to give the Cliff Notes version of this, as my health problems have been going on for a long time. I am a 43 year old female. I have several autoimmune conditions, most of which doctors and/or naturopaths cannot nail down.
429155 tn?1205676864 Well after the operation I thought I'd better cut down as constipation was real bad issue, up to 45mins to pass what seemed like an Elephant, I even ruptured a nose blood vessel with the straining at one time, and as a friend who had had the same operation was off painkillers after 3 weeks I thought now's the time. ( 05/12/07 ) So taking the bull by the horns I cut down to 40mg 2x a day, and never expected what happens next.
Avatar n tn But then days or weeks later my thumb and index finger crack up and start to bleed and I can use those fingers at all because If I put pressure it hurts like crazy. I've been researching of what to use but this discussions help to know what does and doesn't help. If you have a cure please let me know.
Avatar n tn the condition that most of you are describing is actually pompholyx eczema or dyshidrotic eczema. It is not known what causes it but it does tend to be related to periods of stress/tension.
1548538 tn?1293875433 For the past two years, I have what feel and appear to be like grains of sand on my scalp. They seem to be "attached" to the base of the hair shafts, but when I massage my scalp gently with my fingertips, they come off. My scalp has 100s of them. If I scratch my head, the itching sensation is INTENSE, and I try never to scratch my scalp.
Avatar n tn Hi, DE causes small fluid-filled blisters to form. The blisters can last up to three to four weeks, and cause intense itching.DE stands for dyshidrotic eczema, not very commonly seen. Also doctors are also unsure of what causes the disease and how to treat it. Some of the signs and symptoms can be: Small bumps begin to form on your hands or the bottom of your feet. Intense itching that can almost be unbearable. Cracks and grooves (fissures) form on your hands, feet or toes.
Avatar n tn I blame it on my eczema but my eczema cream doesn't help it at all. I wish a doctor would respond to what exactly it is. I hate to point to places for people to sign or initial at work to find them staring at my hand, or when my husband caresses my hand came brushes across a patch of skin as rough as cement. Some advise please! !!!
Avatar n tn I have the same thing and have gone to the dermatologist and regular doctor and they have just given me cream to put on it but it has one foot looking like its infected, cant wear flip flops and usually comes during the warm season along with once or twice other times of the year, I too want to know what it is and how to get rid of it.
Avatar n tn We have help at home (not a nurse but a house keeper) who accompanies her on her walks etc as well as the house work. But i don't know what to do to help her at this stage and it breaks my heart. We are a middle eastern family and express love and emotion easily, and have at times indulged her. At times i feel doing too much for her may have helped her becoming careless and lazy, ultimately, for her independence.
Avatar n tn I'm not looking for a cure or tips on keeping the peeling at bay, i just want to know what it is so i know what to do when i have an especially bad outbreak.
Avatar m tn It is very painful and I don't know what caused it to start hurting. If anyone has any idea of what kind of doctor to see or have found out anything about their problem please let me know.
140622 tn?1190102529 Now I can hear what you are thinking, what about all the health workers who get needlesticked that must add up to a fair old chunk. The facts are that in the UK in 2004 six [thats right 6] health workers caught hep c via needlesticks. http://www.hepcuk.info/content/news/story.asp?nid=1&sid=302 When all said and done all we are debating is whether hep c is mostly a "junkie" disease, overwhelmingly a "junkie" disease or almost always a "junkie" disease.
Avatar m tn My mom and dad have no smoked pot, so they claim and never drink or claim to have ever been even intoxicated. So for there son to be a junkie, they had no clue what to do with me or a clue on what i was going through. So i was just shipped off to rehab after rehab for about a year and a half, in different ****** towns in TX, seeing no family or most importantly friends that entire time.
Avatar n tn It seems to do the trick for him with almost instant relief, but I still have no answer as to what is causing it. If anyone has any clue on what this is please let me know!!!
288415 tn?1231634102 I am unable to hear unless my ear is directed at what I am trying to hear. Some times they get so bad I have to go to the ENT specialist and have stuff suctioned from my ear once a week for about six weeks. Regular eardrops whether it is antibiotics, steroids, or whatever only make the situation worse. I got Domboro drops which helped with the goo. My ears still get dry and flakey. If I don't address the issue immediately, it will get worse.
Avatar m tn im always doing something, inbetween waiting for specailist appointments that dont seem to help, because they always say 'we need to find out what it is to treat it'.. so yeh.. i've tried heaps of things and yet to find anything that really helps.
Avatar n tn Any concerns or problems You have are definately worth mentioning to Your psychiatrist that is what they're are there for to speak to about any of your problems and they can not help you best unless you bring these up.
Avatar n tn ) please oh please if you have any ideas of what i may be doing wrong or what i can do to help my poor eyes let me know!!! anything will help at this point!
Avatar n tn Do Real Doctors come on this forum? I would like to know, what causes these, and what can be done to heal them. At times, when the outbreak is bad, it can be quiet painful, as I'm not able to use my hands and fingers without touching the bumps and making the pain increase. They are not puss filled and are almost solid. Please help!
Avatar n tn I hadn't worn any make-up or used any products on or near my eyes at all on Sunday, so I'm confused as to what caused it to return. On Monday and Tuesday, several people commented on the state of my eyes, especially the right one, which seemed to be in a worse condition. My eyelids were dry and painful to touch, especially in the corner and it was continuously weeping, until yesterday afternoon when it seemed to heal up to the point where it looked sore, but no longer felt it.
Avatar f tn I do not know if stomach ulcers can cause this but I have noticed both flaring up simultaneously. I would like to find out what type acne this is and how to prevent/treat it. Could you please keep me updated on your progress. Thanks and I hope you are doing better.