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A 48-year-old female asked:
18 years experience in Dermatology
It should: If you lose your current nail, the new nail that grows in should grow normally. This assumes that the trauma did not damage the nail matrix which live ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
56 years experience in Dermatology
6 months: Finger nails are completely replaced about every 6 months.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Specializes in Dermatology
Keratin: Fingernails, like hair, are composed of a protein called keratin. Though made by specialized living cells in the nail matrix, keratin is a product and ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Lots of reasons: When you say "lines" it is difficult to say as there are many types of lines. The most common lines seen are longitudinal (running along the length o ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Derm eval: There are many different conditions that can effect nails. It is best to have your dermatologist evaluate your nails to determine the cause.
A 54-year-old female asked:
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ingrown nail: Ingrown nail is said to be due to tight shoes. Then try wider shoes. See your doctor or a podiatrist.
A 29-year-old male asked:
42 years experience in Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
A 38-year-old member asked:
23 years experience in Occupational Medicine
If there is allergy: Latex allergy is relatively uncommon (3-5% of the population) but for those affected it can cause different problems. It is possible to see problems w ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Lunula: I believe you are referring to the lunula or "little moon" seen under your fingernail most prominently on your thumb. It is an area of less developed ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Warm soaks: Soak your finger in warm water (can also add 1-2 tablespoons of epsom salts) for 10 minutes. Then gently ease your cuticle away from your ingrown fing ... Read More
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