What is the growth under my nails?
In the hyponychium and nail bed, the skin cells grow excessively, causing scaling and buildup. This overgrowth is called subungual hyperkeratosis. The skin underneath the nail might look: thick.
Why do I have a lump under my fingernail?
A Digital Myxoid Cyst is an entirely benign, non-cancerous swelling that usually occurs at the base of the nail on the fingers or toes. Digital Myxoid Cysts are not “catching” and they are not a sign of infection. They do not develop into skin cancer.
How do you fix hyponychium?
How to Treat the Hyponychium. “If it’s due to an overgrowth caused by long nails, take a break from time to time and maintain short nails. Use cuticle oil or a cuticle remover to soften the thickened skin. If it’s caused by nail psoriasis or fungal infections, see your dermatologist for a topical treatment.”
What does a nail tumor look like?
It usually appears as a dark stripe on the nail. Commonly found on the great toe or the thumb, it may be present on any digit. Essentially it is the skin on the nail bed which develops the tumor. Melanoma of the nail bed is also called subungal melanoma.
Is hyponychium a fungus?
In the most common form of fungal nail infection, fungus grows under the growing portion of the nail (hyponychium) and spreads up the finger toward the nail origin (proximally) along the nail bed and the grooves on the sides of the nails. A less common type of fungal nail infection may occur in patients with HIV/AIDS.
How do I get rid of a myxoid cyst on my finger?
You can also get rid of a myxoid cyst at home:
- Immerse the affected finger or toe in hot water.
- Apply local heat to the cyst.
- Massage the cyst.
- Use firm compression on the cyst every day for a few weeks.
- Apply topical steroids to the cyst.
- Apply silver nitrate to the cyst.
Can I pop mucous cyst?
Treating a mucous cyst is often not necessary. In most cases, the cyst will heal on its own over time. It is important not to pick at or pop the cyst. This can result in an open wound, which may become infected or cause permanent scarring.