Nail beds

Nail beds

The underlying connective tissue that nourishes the finger and toenails.
Mentioned in: Lymphedema
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Harley Mae Cook, of Wrekenton, Gateshead, was left bleeding from her nail beds after using nail varnish supplied with the My Little Pony toy.
3 PALE NAIL BEDS NORMALLY if you press gently on your fingernails they turn white, and then go pink again when you release the pressure.
The swellings had resolved totally within two days and then the patient started to notice the separation of all fingernail plates from nail beds.
Detect signs of health problems on your nails White nails can be caused by liver problems; Half pink and half white nails are sign of kidney disease; Yellow and thicken nail with slowed growth rate speaks about lung disease; Pale nail beds can be an early symptom for anemia.
Objective: Clinical findings such as pallor of the conjunctivae, nail beds, lips, oral mucosa and palmar creases have been used by physicians in the diagnosis of anaemia.
While heart disease can turn the nail beds red, thyroid disease can cause abnormalities in the nail beds, producing dry, brittle nails that crack and split easily.
One can only imagine if one had all of one's nail beds removed.
We educate them on good hygiene, flushing their toilet twice after use, good hydration, watching for fevers, when to go to the emergency department, skin changes, including nail beds, etc.
Childhood biting can weaken them, lifestyle factors and air-conditioning can dehydrate them, and many women complain of having stained nail beds, either from smoking or continuous use of nail colours.
Nail beds axe as unique as fingerprints, Carden notes.