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    Old 10-03-2016, 01:56 AM   #1
    Martina16
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    black cuticle streak on right finger

    I used to have what looked like a black ball point straight line mark on one side of the cuticle. At least 2.5months ago. It is now more prominent and more like a small smudge. So it has spread. It is not painful, swollen nor itchy. I have not trapped or bruised the finger. Maybe there is a slight greenish tint when looked at in the sunshine & looked at from the side but seems more blackish when looking at the top. I need to get it checked by the doctor. I am concerned. Maybe its all black and I am hoping it is greenish as that I believe is a fungul infection but it could be just wishful thinking.

     
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    Old 10-19-2016, 01:42 AM   #2
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    Re: black cuticle streak on right finger

    I wouldn't wait to be seen for something like that!
    better safe than sorry!

     
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    Old 10-20-2016, 02:02 PM   #3
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    Re: black cuticle streak on right finger

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    I wouldn't wait to be seen for something like that!
    better safe than sorry!
    Seen the GP who was very concerned. Was sent to the Dermatology Rapid Access Clinic. Registrar inspected the finger and other parts of my body.... Consultant called to look too through super duper medical magnifying glass. While they were out I had a sneak and horrified at what I saw through the magnifying glass. Diagnosis was pseudomonas aeruginosa. Relief it wasnt more sinister. Given Gentamicin drops and the smudge seems to be receding but not quite gone yet but definitely not spreading anymore etc. Have a follow up appointment mid December.

     
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    Old 10-20-2016, 04:28 PM   #4
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    Re: black cuticle streak on right finger

    Great to hear!
    I hope it clears up quickly!

     
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    Old 10-21-2016, 12:59 AM   #5
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    Re: black cuticle streak on right finger

    Thanks. Its clearing slowly because none of the pharmacies in my town (5 of them) nor the GP pharmacy can process the prescription given by the Registrar i.e 1.5% Gentamicin. Something to do with being 'unlicenced at the strength of 1.5%. Eventually the GP wrote prescription for 0.3% that is available and which is 5 times weaker than the original prescription but something to get on with & this weaker solution has stopped the smudge from spreading although slowly. it is noticeably shrinking. In the meantime am waiting to hear from the Pharmacy who are trying to get the GP to find an alternative meds to the 0.3% drops. So just an inconvenience but so relieved its nothing more serious. Martina16

     
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