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What is this in the middle of my thumb nail?

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What is this in the middle of my thumb nail?
Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 6 months ago
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Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 6 months ago

If you're referring to that small darkish spot in the center of the nail itself how long have you had it?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I think it only started this morning when I woke up
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 6 months ago

But are you referring to the red spot?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No the white-ish spot in the center of the nail. I know the spot at the top-center of the nail came from a manicure I had cause they dug too far when working on the cuticle.
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 6 months ago

OK

That's in the nail itself and nothing at all serious

It's a small patch of fungal infection but since it's so small it should resolve fairly soon and doesn't need any treatment

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
How long should it take for it to clear up?
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 6 months ago

Probably no more than a week

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Does that red area above the nail look infected?
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 6 months ago

Is that tender?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No, doesnt hurt or anything
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 6 months ago

Then it isn't an infection--just a little irritation of the skin there

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