Skin behind nail receding, revealing where nails come from. Help!
July 3, 2009 3:45 PM Subscribe
The cuticle of only one of my fingers has disappeared. It seems to be receding backwards. I've noticed this over time, but today I looked down and I can actually see the back end of my fingernail. What is going on?
posted by toekneebullard to health & fitness (10 answers total)
OK, I have not had any injuries to this nail at all. The skin behind the nail is not irritated or painful in anyway. It WOULD look like a regular old finger, if the skin just wasn't so far back on the nail.
About a week or so ago I looked at it and was a little disturbed by the fact that I didn't have a cuticle, and the skin was unusually far back, but then I forgot about it. But now it's freakishly far back.
This is only on one nail. All the rest have fine looking cuticles.
Here's a picture (it's not as gruesome as it sounds, just kinda scary looking)
Anyone have any idea what this is? My Google-Fu must be weak, as everything I can find doesn't describe this, or it's from after an injury.