Q. My skin around the nails turned brown. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Rajesh Deshwal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jan 31, 2018 and last reviewed on: Jul 16, 2019

Hi doctor,

I bite the skin around my nails, and now I noticed that the skin is turning brownish. I have tried washing it, but no result. Should I be concerned?

Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

General Medicine HIV/AIDS Specialist Internal Medicine
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • If the skin remains painful and swells up with reddish discoloration, then you should be concerned and seek antibiotics if needed. Otherwise, just relax.

For further information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician

Hi doctor,

Why is this happening to my skin?

Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

General Medicine HIV/AIDS Specialist Internal Medicine
#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • As you are biting your nails, loss of mucosal integrity leads to transfer of bacteria from your oral cavity to your fingers.

For further information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician

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