It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Nail Problems Message Board

  • Ugly red skin at cuticles

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 07-30-2009, 11:35 AM   #1
    Join Date: Jul 2009
    Posts: 1
    lulu909 HB User
    Unhappy Ugly red skin at cuticles

    Ok...I've been reading the message boards to see if anyone has described what my fingers look like. I wish you could post a photo along with your thread, LOL.

    I've been biting my nails for at least 15 years. But really it's not so much nail biting as it is skin biting. I pick at my cuticles and the skin around and on top of my finger...some fingers to that first joint (gross i know). The skin usually bleeds cause I go to deep and forms scabs... So then I pick at the scabs. So basically, the area on each side of my nails AND the top of my finger by the cuticle is red and puffy all the time. Like a bump on each finger. My boyfriend says they look like calluses. I have been able to grow long pretty nails many times. It is the skin all around the nail that I can't stop chewing and that is what I want to make better! I always feel so ashamed of my hands. I try and keep them hidden but sometimes I talk with my hands and only realize it when I see the face of the person I'm talking to. Their eyes dart to my hands and I catch them STARING. Probably in disgust. How can I stop doing this AND, what can I use to make my fingers look normal? Cuticle oil? PLEASE HELP....ANYONE...

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 08-20-2009, 05:20 AM   #2
    Senior Veteran
    Join Date: Nov 2000
    Location: Rosenberg, TX.
    Posts: 2,600
    Marti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB User
    Re: Ugly red skin at cuticles

    You may very well have an infection in the skin from keeping them moist all the time. Please go see a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and possible prescription.

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    The Ugly Truth Multiple Man Depression 6 10-17-2006 12:26 PM
    Ugly Skin RiotGirl00 Skin Problems 2 08-20-2005 03:59 PM
    "Ugly" is Depression Man Apart Depression 25 05-23-2005 08:45 AM
    Biting nails, ugly! Pashy Nail Problems 1 01-20-2005 01:44 PM
    dried out cuticles and skin melanie in mary Nail Problems 12 11-11-2004 02:09 PM
    My Skin Peels at the cuticles? NC1981 Skin Problems 3 12-16-2003 10:45 AM
    I HAVE UGLY HANDS qteepie205 Nail Problems 2 10-29-2003 03:53 AM

    cuticles, puffy, red, scab, swollen

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:59 AM.

    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!