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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience 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
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
6 months: Finger nails are completely replaced about every 6 months.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Keuer
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:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience 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.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Ingrown nail: Ingrown nail is said to be due to tight shoes. Then try wider shoes. See your doctor or a podiatrist.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience 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:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience 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:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience 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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