Black Lines That Appear On The Tips Of The Nails That Hurt When Pressed?
Hello, I want to ask, so my left hand thumb has a black vertical line but it’s not full from the beginning to the tip of the nail. Only at the tip of the nail that is faint is not really black and when I press my thumb it hurts, when I check google I am really afraid if it’s melanoma but from the color and lines that Google shows about melanoma is different from what I experienced. The best
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The complaint of a black line on the nail of your left thumb is probably a line of rupture of blood vessels. Your nails, if you see, give a bright red color under your nails, this is a picture of the small blood vessels behind your nails and your nail bed. If the blood vessels under the nails rupture, can give a picture of a small vertical line or maybe the line extends from the base of the nail to the tip of the nail that is black or purple. Bleeding nails can be triggered by inflammation of the nail bed, causing pain when the nail is pressed or holding something. However, this can recover in 5-7 days after the inflammation process has improved. Therefore, if this line appears and pain when pressed, you should not press on the area of your nails that hurt, but you can take good care so that he recovers immediately and does not bother you.
Some of the conditions below can trigger inflammation or can also cause complaints of longitudinal lines on the nails, such as:
1. trauma to the nail
2. Bacterial or fungal infections of the nails
3. Vitamin B12 deficiency
4. pregnant woman
5. Other medical conditions such as thyroid disease, lupus
6. malignancy, or melanoma, but this is rare and requires further examination by a doctor with further examination.
You can provide treatment by giving a cold compress / soak to the nail area for 2-3 days, then do a warm compress on the affected nail area for the next 3-4 days. Give compresses 2-3 times a day until the inflammation process improves. It is hoped that after several days of treatment, complaints of tenderness will improve and the black lines will fade. Some possibilities can also occur, such as the black line will persist even though it has healed or the black line fades, or the black line on the nail disappears. However, if this condition is caused by an infection of the skin or nails or due to other causes, then treatment is also given according to the cause.
To help determine the cause and assist treatment, it is best that you immediately consult your dermatologist. The doctor will conduct a direct examination of this complaint, by looking directly, a dermatologist can find out the cause of this complaint. If necessary, further investigations can be continued to help with malignancy and treatment.
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