Red Or Black Spots On Fingernails And Swelling

Reviewed on 2/21/2023

Red or black spots on the fingernails can occur following trauma or injury to the nails. Swelling is a nonspecific symptom that can accompany localized injury or inflammation. Swelling can also be present with infections such as Cellulitis. Generalized swelling throughout the body is a sign of certain types of organ failure. If you are concerned about these or any other symptoms, seek the advice of your doctor.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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