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Old 05-11-2008, 10:04 AM   #1
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Question All lunulas on nails blue/purple!

Hi, I am struggling to find info on what may cause this. Actually it is my mom, not me. Each lunula on each fingernail looks bruised... but there has been no trauma to the nail. The toenails look fine. She is in good health, only on a low dose of an antihypertensive (lisinopril) for slight high BP. She has no other health complaints, and it wondering what this may be from (she used to take colloidal silver... but I heard that would make the lunulas look slate blue) But they look bruised! Has anyone heard/experienced this before?

 
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:00 AM   #2
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Re: All lunulas on nails blue/purple!

She may want to have her physician check her for Raynaud's, as blue nails are symptomatic of that condition.

 
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Old 05-14-2008, 06:10 AM   #3
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Re: All lunulas on nails blue/purple!

Blue nails can also be a sign of poor circulation - she may not be getting enough blood to the fingertips. Are her fingers cold? That's also a sign of poor circulation.

 
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Re: All lunulas on nails blue/purple!

No, the tips of her fingers are warm (as are the rest of her hands) and capillary refill is less than 3 sec.

 
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Re: All lunulas on nails blue/purple!

She needs to be checked our by her physician to rule out internal disorder.

 
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