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Suggest Remedies For Discolouration Of The Right Index Finger

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Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2016
Question: I'm south XXXXXXX male , 24 years old. I noticed some discoloration on my index finger on my right hand. There are some very light blackish lines that run along the nail. There are fainter lines on my right thumb finger and one faint line on my left index finger. I didn't think much of it. Then yesterday i read that that could be sign of something dangerous and now i'm anxious and can't seem to go about my daily activities. I would love some clarification on this issue.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Not a cause for concern.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. I have checked the attached image and have found nothing unusual. The lines on the nail are absolutely normal and not a cause for concern. You need not worry about them. I understand what you mean by discoloration on your index finger but that too does not seem concerning. It could be due to a fungal infection. Application of Candid (clotrimazole) lotion topically should help in its resolution.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (19 hours later)
I have some faint lines on my right thumb and a small line on my left index finger. Should i monitor for any changes in my nails ? is this common for people from XXXXXXX ?
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Not a cause for concern. Needs no intervention.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing back.

Those lines are absolutely normal and occur in people not only from XXXXXXX but from all over the world (even I have them). They are not a cause for concern and need no monitoring.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (22 hours later)
Thank you so much Doctor!. I shouldn't have googled my symptoms, that got me really anxious for the past two days. Your answers have been really reassuring.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Glad to be of service

Detailed Answer:
I am glad that I have been able to reassure you. I understand your anxiety. Google gives you the power of information but does not give you the experience needed to handle it. Using google you get the route map but driving to the destination is entirely a different experience. The knowledge is important nevertheless. Just do not get overburdened.

Feel free to write back in case of further queries anytime in the future and I would be there to assist you.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest Remedies For Discolouration Of The Right Index Finger

Brief Answer: Not a cause for concern. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. I have checked the attached image and have found nothing unusual. The lines on the nail are absolutely normal and not a cause for concern. You need not worry about them. I understand what you mean by discoloration on your index finger but that too does not seem concerning. It could be due to a fungal infection. Application of Candid (clotrimazole) lotion topically should help in its resolution. Let me know if I could help further. Regards