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How Long Until My Black Toenail Falls Off And A New One Starts Growing
More info needed: To receive an answer that will be more helpful for you, you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns. You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better. Also tells us what it looks like. Is it discolored, swollen or point tender. The more you tell the better the answer. ...Read more
My big toenails are falling off and new ones are trying to grow back. It is not due to a fungus and I have had no trauma or surgery. What's up?
Micro trauma: Repeated low grade irritation can cause the condition. You may need to have your shoe size measured to assure a proper fit. ...Read more
I hit my toe nail a year ago and now it has this dark blue color with brown/ yellow spots. A new one is growing beneath it. How long is it going to take?
For big toe: It takes about 1 year for new nail grows out. ...Read more
Is it safe if I get a false toenail above the new one that is growing now because I have lost the old one due to injury.
Sure: As long as there is some old nail present to attach to. ...Read more
My toenail is falling off from a trama a few months ago but there is a new one about halfway grown behind/underneath it. Is it safe to paint it?
You Decide...: I'm not sure just what you mean by safe, but, I can offer you this. Recently traumatized nails are more susceptible to developing fungal infections. Applying nail polish, and the subsequent use of polish removers, may put your new toenail at an increased risk of developing a nail fungus and all the issues of the involved treatment. Go figure. ...Read more
I have been using Jublia (efinaconazole) on my toe for 2 months now. Is my toenail suppose to look like a second one is growing? How long does it take to heal?
Jublia (efinaconazole): That is how it should look but it may take up to a year for it to clear ...Read more
Should I have my big toenail removed? Two months after being damaged, the toenail is still completely black and has no new growth at the base. However, because of the blood underneath the nail, the sides have started to curve down and keep growing into my
Hello.: Hello. This falls under the perview of podiatry. The problem with bathroom surgery is that, if you do not have a good functional understanding of area being worked on, it may not work or you may end up with unforseen complications (such as infections). As the nail grows into one or both sides of the paronychium (nail bed) is likely to become more painful and can become infected. At this point, you are getting recurrence of the ingrowing of the nail (onychocryptosis). You also noted that there is no nail growth from the base. If the nail issue is not addressed appropriately, you could develop a chronic abnormality of the nail (i.e., crooked). One approach is a partial wedge resection, in which the podiatrist cuts back part of the lateral nail plate. Sometimes the nail needs to be removed. I suggest you see a podiatrist for assistance. Take care. ...Read more
My 14 y/o son had trama to his big toenail playing basketball, it happend back in Oct. The nail is starting to fall off, how long til new nail appear?
Several months: Bleeding under the nail is called a subungual hematoma can is a common injury in sports involving a lot of running. It can take up to a year (sometimes longer) for the nail to grow back completely. Growth rate depends upon the patient's age, nutritional status and activity level. ...Read more
My big toe nail fell off from me stubbing my toe going on two months now looks like a new one growing is there anything I should put on it like cream?
No: If growing out normal with normal color no need to worry. Big toenail takes about a year to grow out. ...Read more
Discovered one white spot with some black flecks under my big toe nail. I don't know how long it has been there, as I've had nail polish for months.
Discovered one white: White discoloration usually comes from fungal infection, black could be from fungal infection/dry blood/very rarely skin cancer. It is best to see a podiatrist to get examined, possibly cut back the toenail and get sample of the nail for culture and possibly biopsy of the skin under the toenail, if needed. ...Read more
After wearing high heels for a very long time one day most of my foot was numb now not quite a year later my big toes are partially numb still and my legs feel like they're just starting to fall asleep for long peiods of time?
12-18 months: Nothing you can do to make them grow any faster. ...Read more
They can: Due to their size, the larger toenails may grow slightly slower than the smaller toenails. Overall the time frame will be close unless you have an infection in one of the toenails, as that would slow down the growth rate. Good luck. ...Read more
Toenails: Grow on average about 1mm per month... ...Read more
About six months: May be sooner depending on toe and overall health. ...Read more
1 year: It takes almost 1 year to grow it back. ...Read more
My large toenail is almost off. One side is hanging on. If something pulls it-it's painful! I taped it down. (medical tape.) okay? Will it fall off?
Yes it will fall off: Try to keep it taped. Try trimming the loose unconnected portion of the nail plate. ...Read more
Bruise: Sounds like you have a subungual hematoma, also knows as a bruise under your nail. This occurred due to trauma. The nail usually takes between 12-18 months to grow out fully so eventually that spot will grow out and you will be able to cut off the nail. ...Read more
They could: But if the nail has been bruised or otherwise injured more severely the root (matrix) that they grow from can be injured, causing the nail (s) to grow back deformed. Injury to the nail can cause secondary infection, which can also further deform/damage the new nail. ...Read more
Both big toenails discoloured, blue looking; right one particularly looks as though black streak in it. Slight pain but nothing major. What to do?
Microtrauma: It sounds like your toenails are hitting the end of your shoe. This usually happens if the toe box is either too small (toe is pressed up against the end) or too large (foot is sliding around and the toe is hitting the end). This is very common in runners--it can lead to either thickening of the nail, or it may eventually turn black and fall off--a new nail will grow in within a year. ...Read more
White Nails: Nails are held on to your fingers and toes by suction (which gives it the pinkish color)....As the nail grows out past the end of the finger or toe, the nails color changes. Nails natural color is whiteish because they are translucent. ...Read more
What can I do if my toenail ripped off whilst I fell off the trampoline, how long does it take to grow back?
1 year: If you tore off the entire toenail. ...Read more
Hi there, I have two black toenails for about 3 years, I thought the nail would just fall off but they haven't, what do I do.?
All my toenails, except for both of the big ones, grow an extra toenail on top of the first toenail. No yellowing. They come off easy. What causes it?
Split perso-nail-ity: This sounds like a nail root phenomena. The root appears to be making nails with possibly a split layer of nail making cells. To remove all doubt, see a specialist with knowledge of how nails grow. ...Read more
Okay so my toenail was black from the inside, It was long so I wanted to cut it. As I started to cut, it all came off! But I didn't bleed or hurt. Why?
Could of been: A dried piece of blood… (sublingual hematoma) ...Read more
I'm a runner and lately several of my toenails have turned black and won't fall off. Is this okay? Should I visit a doctor?
Nails: The dark color to nails in a runner is usually due to the trauma the nails take and you get a subungual hematoma or blood under the nail. It will either grow out or fall off on its own. If painful see dr. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: No doubt there has been trauma to the toe and the bruise is trapped under the nail. Depending on how extensive the bruise is and the pressure it may have caused will make a difference as to whether you'll loose the nail or if it will quiet down after proper first aid. ...Read more
Started taking oral terbinafine, told toenails need to grow out so it can take months, but how long before I see results for jock itch? Immediate?
Had big toenail removed on May 9, 2014. I still have a scab (2 months later). How long does it take for the scab to completely fall off? Thank you.
2-3 months: The scab will usually stay present for 2-3 months. Please make sure that there is no redness or dampness under or around the toenail. If so, make sure to visit back with your podiatrist. ...Read more
I'm 37, black and a weightlifter. I hurt my big toenail last year. It fell off. Now, I saw 2 or 3 faint streaks in the part growing back. Is there any cause for concern?
Probably not: Discoloration of a nail after trauma isn't unusual. As long as the mark moves and is replaced by clear nail, it generally isn't a concern. ...Read more
My toenail is only attached on one side. I taped it down because snagging it hurts. It is getting black from underneath. There is no pain, discharge or odor. Could it be fungus?
My kids all have cuts between like 2 or 3 of their toes, itching around the toenail and in between the toes. One has a toenail that has turned black?
Tinea pedis: Fungus causing more severe symptoms usually means there is a secondary bacterial factor. There may also have been an injury to the toe. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can get terbinafine (lamasil) or Clotrimazole cream otc. Safe to use at least twice a day. Ventillate their feet. Remove shoes ; sox in the home. Be sure they sleep in bare feet. Keep toenails clipped short. Check groins ; hands. ...Read more
Depends: If treatment is continuous, it's 3 months. If it's "pulse" i.e. One week on 3 weeks off, it's 9 weeks. Please note that dosing is different. ...Read more
9 months: Average time from the base all the way to the tip is about 9 months. Could be a little more or a little less. ...Read more
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