Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
123 Doctors are Online

Thumb nail split, appears to bulge, ingrowth, raised, tenderness. Help?

My left thumb nail had a split in it. That has now grown out but now the nail appears to have a bulge in it and is ingrowing and raised. Part of the nail has a whitish look to it and is tender at the base of the nail bed as well as the side that is pinching my thumb. My email is YYYY@YYYY . I will have to use my Iphone to send an image.
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  28
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi ,

thanks for writing to health care magic.

It seems you have devolped fungal infection of your nail.

Splitting of nail allows fungus to colonise in it and grows in it.Growth of fungus causes whitish and raised appearance.Pain may be due to secondary infection with bacteria.

Fungal infection of nail needs oral antifungal drugs like terbinafine ,itraconazole etc.You need to consult a dermatologist for it and take treatment accordingly.

Hope this can solve your query.Take care.
Answered: Wed, 12 Jun 2013
I find this answer helpful

2 Doctors agree with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor