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What does a nail fungus with narrow tube-like blisters along the nails indicate?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney


Practicing since :2007

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Posted on Mon, 8 Oct 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Good afternoon, my name is Stan. I have a nail fungus with an unbearable twist. on my finger along side the nail a small narrow tube-like section of skin that is about the color of a blister. that runs from the side of the nail to a little red dot . the dot is incredibly sensitive, it turns brown in a couple days and looks like a splinter. I have tried to pull it out with tweezers. it feels hard and brittle sometimes and soft like thread other times. I have got little pieces (very tiny) to come out but it recedes inside my finger and disappears. it is so sensitive it has affected most all I do even warm water makes me want to jump out of my skin sometimes. it is not always that extreme but any7time I need to do tasks that require use of my finger tips it affects and sometime stop what I'm doing. Any ideas? maybe a parasite. oh I have also pulled out a tiny thread smaller than hair about .25in long. hope you have good news.
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 3 hours later
Brief Answer:

Onychomycosis with a pincer nail, upload pictures

Detailed Answer:


I have gone through your complaints and it sees to be onychomycosis which is a fungal infection of the nail along with pincer nail which is causing the sensitivity.

I would recommend you to upload the photographs of the affected areas under the report section of the site so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly.

You can also mail the photographs to YYYY@YYYY as " Attention: Dr Asmeet".

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Brief Answer:


Detailed Answer:


I will wait for the pictures.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 32 hours later
Dear Dr. Sawhney, thanks for your response. I will send pictures soon.

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