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Brittle Yellow Toenails
What can I do if my toenails have become yellow and brittle. Could these be symptoms of type 2 diabetes?
Keep in mind...: The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured. It is "managed" by a number of modalities, but it can always come back in the future. Oral antifungal medicines (lamisil), topical medications (formula 3), laser therapy, surgical removal, homeopathic applications (tea tree oil). Talk to a podiatrist for what will be best and most effective for you. ...Read more
Tape: Tape may help. Moisturize. Trim, file, sand the nail to its neatest and smallest size. ...Read more
I just noticed that my 2 big toenails are kinda yellow. There's no itch or anything like that, but is this bad &/or contagious ?
Fungus vs other: Onychomycosis (fungus) is a common reason for nails to turn color and lift off the nail bed. This is usually difficult to cure but can involve pills and laser treatments. If this happened acutely, perhaps the yellow color is tannic acid fro a new pair of boots or shoes you bought and this should simply fade off. See a dermatogist if the probl persists or spreads. ...Read more
My toenails have been getting a light yellow tint to them and the surface feels a little uneven..What OTC medication should I use to treat this?
First you need:
To determine what is wrong. Is the discoloration due to a fungus? Or possibly from nail polish you were wearing?
If you are looking for an otc, you can try tea tree oil. If it is nsuccessful, you might just have to try the local podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
My big toenail is yellow just at the top. how long does it take for it to get completely better when using something like curanail to treat it?
It REALLY varies...: If the Curanail works how it is supposed to, and the "infected" portion is as you describe, it could still take 2-3 months for the nail to grow out enough to be "better." The problem is that Curanail is just one of the many topical over-the-counter products that may not be as effective as advertised. If it works - good for you! If not, see a doctor for something with a more proven track record. ...Read more
The white part of my nails.. Or supposed to be, for about two weeks now have been slightly yellow and brittle. They also have a lot of verticle lines?
My friends toenails went from yellow to white possible discolour and one has formed a bump. She was wondering what she could do to sort this and how ?
See a dermatologist: There are crucial details and history missing from your question. Your friend's best chance for help is to see a skin specialist. ...Read more
Fungus: Most likely fungal toeails.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Fungal infection: Toenail fungus is an infection of the bed and plate underlying the surface of the nail. You should treat toenail fungus as soon as it appears. Yellow toenails are a side effect of the presence of toenail fungus. The more discolored the nail, the further along the infection.There are many antifungal agents in the market to use from. ...Read more
I clipped off half my toenail, now it's growing back yellow and it's becoming ingrown. What's wrong?
Depends on the cause: Some causes of nail discoloration include trauma due to tight shoes, infection, and medication side effects. You should try wearing shoes with a higher wider toe box. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more
My two big toenails are rigged, yellow/black and one has a thin, vertical line. Fungus or something more serious?
What do you suggest if i clipped off half my toenail, now it's growing back yellow and it's becoming ingrown. What do I do?
Sometimes my toenails are yellow the rest of the time they look normal. Could this be a fungus? They are not yellow all the time.
I have very thick brittle yellowish toenails and the last few days have been experiencing a burning sensation feels like it's coming from under the to?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor or a podiatrist. Your description is suggestive of fungal infection and there are effective treatment for the infection. You may wish to try over the counter treatment for nail fungus.
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The toenail isn't: So concerning as a swollen toe. Encourage you to have this evaluated by a podiatrist or dermatologist. This may well be infected. Take care. ...Read more
Hello. My husband is diabetic and his toenails and skin on his torso is turning yellow and patchy. What could be causing it?
Rash or fungus: There are many other possible causes. It is best to see your physician or even the dermatologist ...Read more
I have a fungus on my large toenail. The corners and very thick, crumbly and almost yellow. Is this cause for concern, besides cosmetic?
Not usually: For most patients, nail fungus is primarily a cosmetic issue. Some people, like those with diabetes, it can lead to bigger health problems. If the problem is very limited, topical treatments may still work. If the nail is affected to the very base, treatments become more involved. ...Read more
I have noticed that my big toe toenails have started to “look” brittle where there are slight lines going up the toenail from the outside corner?
My big toenails turn yellow on and off, I do not wear nail polish on them, they do not hurt and I have had no injury. What are some medical causes?
I am 16 I have had white-yellow discolouration on my toenails for around a year, some nails are thickened, soft nail peels off, am quite concerned?
No Fun Fungus.: More than likely, you have been hosting a fungal (mushroom) infection in you toe nails as well as nail roots. Clearing this up is going to take some time and direction. Topical treatment will probably not be sufficient . There are several oral medications available and your family doctor should be able to prescribe the most appropriate for your particular circumstances. ...Read more
My toenail got ripped off and grew back short thick & yellow. What's a working cream or medicine to use for over the counter? Most effecting please!!!
The problem here:
Is you need to know if the toenail became fungal or if that nail is thick for other reasons..I.e bacterial colonization or subungual keratinazation. A thick yellow stubby nail is not always fungal.
Topical meds for fungus are not highly effective either. If your inclined to try one you can but you will be applying for many months duration & 1 is not necessarily better than others. ...Read more