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Broke My Toe Nail
I broke my toe nail the middle one and it's almost coming off and the tear is on the nail bed and i don't know what I should do ?
See a podiatrist: Buy some over the counter anti fungal drops, not cream, at th drug store and begin using this as directed on the nail bed. The nail needs to be cleanly removed, so your family doc or a podiatrist can do,this in sterile fashion, and inspect to insure you don't have other problems you missed in your exam. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
No: Unless the injury is very severe the more common cause would be subungual hematoma. That is blood under the nail plate and is very painful. Go to an urgent care center or emergency room. The doctor can use electro cautery to make holes in the nail plate and express the blood out giving immediate relief. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Are there lazer treatments for repairing damaged toenail beds? I broke my toe four years ago and damaged the nailbed and the toe nail has never been able to grow all the way back.
The : The only treatment that I am aware of involves a surgery where your nail bed is reconstructed by surgically grafting parts from other fingers or toes nail beds. Honestly, I do not know a lot about this procedure but i wanted to inform you there is a possible way to fix the nail. You should consult a podiatrist for a consultation and to discuss all your options. Best of luck. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Toe nail broke all the way across and grew a new one over the old one that was lifted from the skin. Happened on both big toes and nails had ridges?
Few years back my toe nail got crushed accidentally . It was not a major injury but since then my nail has been growing upwards. Can I correct the upward growth of the nail ?
Toe nail: Depends what caused the condition. If fungal it would need to treated with an anti-fungal medication or with some type of debridement. The nail may have injured in the past and need surgical correction. An ingrown nail may cause a local infection and should be removed by podiatrist. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My husband has a toe nail that is rotten & black & the nail is coming off , what could be the cause ?
Most likely Fungus: This sounds like a fungal infection of the toenail. There are various treatment options. Topicals don't work well, but may if you are aggressive with treatment. Oral medication may be needed. This conditiion may be caused by repetitive trauma. Have him see your local podiatrist for evaluation and treatment options. Dr l. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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