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what is casing my toenail to crack horizontally

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seymour Beiser
63 years experience Podiatry
Was it injured..??: If if it was injured and the nail root (matrix) damaged, all future nails maybe less-than-perfect, if there was no injury, then a normal nail may gr ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
You can try: Worse case scenerio it falls off and a new one grows....I would look for a nail hardener and polish the nail with it.

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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
Depends on cause: Oftentimes nails yellow because there is something unhealthy (usually fungus) causing, this leads them to crack. Get them evaluated or if you conside ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Need to see a doctor: You need to be seen to determine if you have a fungus infection of the nail or a bacterial infection of the skin. Did you have an injury to the nail, ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Have them : Evaluated for fungus and treated appropriately, .
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Armstrong
23 years experience Podiatry
Cracks in nails: Usually more indicative of some form of trauma. Not a disease process. Vitamin deficiencies can weaken the nails they become very brittle and crack ea ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: Need to figure out why it cracked and then treat so the crack will grow out and go away.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Roesen
31 years experience Podiatry
May be fungus: Many times when fungus gets into the nail, it can become thick, discolored and can crack. Other times chronic injury to the nails can cause the nail t ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
43 years experience Dermatology
Nail crack: If the injured nail is not causing pain then you do not have to do anything. Just let it natural grow out and trim it normally when needed.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
19 years experience Podiatry
Prevention: Whenever there is toenail trauma it allows an entry point for fungus to invade the nail. I would recommend a topical antifungal liquid twice a day as ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
Oral medication: First, lifestyle modification has to happen. Stop wearing back less shoe wear (no more flip flops) and apply spray deodorant to your feet and toes da ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
32 years experience Podiatry
Nail disease: This can be caused by microtrauma or nutritional problems.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
Yes: If you're concerned about the appearance, how the nail will grow out, or pain, swelling and redness, then see a doctor. Otherwise, it's not an emerge ... Read More

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