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Pinky-red blotches under finger nail

Posted by Wardour on September 04, 2001 at 10:12:41:

Hi!

I've recently had a problem with reddish/dark pink
patches appearing under some of my fingernails. The
nails themselves appear to be in good gondition
(strong with often ok cuticle, absolutely no pitting,
spooning, white ringed spots etc).

The patches occur at the finger top-end of the nail bed
and are sometimes sore (NB Nails are not ingrowing). I
have just begun a course of essential oils in case this
is nail psoriasis.

Sorry if this question has been asked a million times,
it's just that this doesn't seem to fit in with the "typical"
early stage onychomycosis symptoms.

Thanks in advance for any advice received!




Re: Pinky-red blotches under finger nail

Posted by ME2 on September 04, 2001 at 10:32:07:

In Reply to: Pinky-red blotches under finger nail posted by Wardour on September 04, 2001 at 10:12:41:

Which essential oils are you taking and what quantity? I seem to have the same type problem. Will be interested in reading what responses you receive.



Oils...

Posted by Wardour on September 04, 2001 at 10:54:53:

In Reply to: Re: Pinky-red blotches under finger nail posted by ME2 on September 04, 2001 at 10:32:07:

Sure, no problems.

I'm taking linseed oil capsules, which are apparently
one of the richest sources of both Omega 3 and 6. The
dosage is two 1000mg capsules per day (2000mg
total). This should sort out the amino acid deficiency, if
that is root of this problem.

All the best,




Re: Oils...

Posted by ME2 on September 04, 2001 at 11:10:14:

In Reply to: Oils... posted by Wardour on September 04, 2001 at 10:54:53:

Thank you for the info. :-)
There is an article on the National Psoriasis Foundation's website (psoriaris.org)that mentions "nails improved with white vinegar". Unfortunately, the article itself is only accessible by becoming a member of the Foundation, so I wasn't able to read what it had to say.

Thanks again and good luck.

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Re: Pinky-red blotches under finger nail (Archive in nails.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 06, 2001 at 08:28:34:

In Reply to: Pinky-red blotches under finger nail posted by Wardour on September 04, 2001 at 10:12:41:

Hi, Wardour.

I would have to see them to have a chance to diagnose this and perhaps, even then, have no idea.

By the way, this is likely a systemic problem and not a local one.

The psoritic nails likely had a combination of psoriasis (which reduced the resistance of the nail to the ever present fungi in the environment) and onychomycosis--which is the part that the vinegar improved.

Walt

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