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Can toe nails recover when fungus pretty much eats away at them?

Can toe nails recover when fungus pretty much eats away at them?

Sometimes. : The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. There are many treatments, but no one can guarantee they will give you back a perfect clear nail. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

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Why do the tips of my nails fall off? I do not bit nor chew them but if they grow longer than my nail bed they fall/peel off. Or a layer will come off

Why do the tips of my nails fall off? I do not bit nor chew them but if they grow longer than my nail bed they fall/peel off. Or a layer will come off

Nail splitting: Nail splitting (brittle nail syndrome, onychoschizia) has many possible causes. It may be due to frequent wetting and drying of the hands, use of nail cosmetics and filing (hardeners, polish, polish removers/solvents), nail procedures, occupational exposure to chemicals, injury, other medical problems, medical problems, malnutrition certain skin diseases and medications. ...Read more

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Why are my toenails curling upwards away from the nail bed? I cut them straight, but they don't change

Why are my toenails curling upwards away from the nail bed? I cut them straight, but they don't change

We don't always know: The why, just what to do. So i would keep them short. If there is any sign of fungus, i'd try and kill the fungus, . ...Read more

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Both my pinky toenails are curling if I use fungus cream will they grow straight again? And when i try to cut them down they feel like comming off

Both my pinky toenails are curling if I use fungus cream will they grow straight again? And when i try to cut them down they feel like comming off

Pinky nails curling: If your pinky (baby) toenails are curling, they may not retain their normal pink & glossy appearance (they have fungus). Using fungus cream is not as effective as using an antifungal solution or lacquer, i.e. Mycocide, penlac, (ciclopirox) formula 3, genadur, fungifoam, & so on. Cutting your nails is appropriate, if they feel like coming off, it is b/c of the nails, not b/c of your cuttting. ...Read more

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How do I cure nail bed coming away from nails , my nails are healthy and strong but this is unsightly please help.

How do I cure nail bed coming away from nails , my nails are healthy and strong but this is unsightly please help.

ANY TRAUMA?: Did you have any injury to the finger nail? How many fingers are involved - just one or all. Do you take multivitamins regularly? Is there any fungal infection? Need to see a dermatologist for examination. ...Read more

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Do I have obsessive compulsive disorder? For years, i've been bending my nails backward with my teeth, biting nails and skin around nails, and will resort to biting nails even in public if i notice that they're uneven, because it would bother me that much

Do I have obsessive compulsive disorder? For years, i've been bending my nails backward with my teeth, biting nails and skin around nails, and will resort to biting nails even in public if i notice that they're uneven, because it would bother me that much

A : A number of the symptoms you described are suggestive of obsessive compulsive disorder. If you do have ocd, it is very treatable. I suggest that you make an appointment with a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist for evaluation. Treatment options than can be presented to you. ...Read more

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I think the Dr. removed too much of my big toenail-1/3 overall-I'm afraid my toe will remain disfigured looking with such a small nail, will it regrow?

I think the Dr. removed too much of my big toenail-1/3 overall-I'm afraid my toe will remain disfigured looking with such a small nail, will it regrow?

Root surgery??: If the doctor just removed the nail, the entire nail should regrow. If he or she also killed the root surgically or chemically(called a matrixectomy) then most likely it will not regrow. ...Read more

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Can nails pitting occur on healthy people?I have very unnoticeable nail pits without skin psoriasis, so do my parents. Can it be normal?

Can nails pitting occur on healthy people?I have very unnoticeable nail pits without skin psoriasis, so do my parents. Can it be normal?

Yes: If pitted nails is all you have, you may ignore it, especially as it runs in your family. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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8 month old got debris from hardwood flooring - not actually wood but hardened top coat- lodged between nail and nail bed. Attempt to remove from dr who used nail bed raiser just pushed it further. Can I just let it grow out? No pain.

8 month old got debris from hardwood flooring - not actually wood but hardened top coat- lodged between nail and nail bed. Attempt to remove from dr who used nail bed raiser just pushed it further. Can I just let it grow out? No pain.

Options: One option may be letting it work its way out if there is no infection., The other is to have it surgically removed by creating a small V in the nail and directly removing it in an exposed position.. Forceps have a tendency to advance foreign bodies. Keep the area clean and make sure immunizations are current. All the best. ...Read more

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My legs are sore after walking too much. Is it smarter to completely rest them up or to walk on them a little bit thou the achyness ?

My legs are sore after walking too much. Is it smarter to completely rest them up or to walk on them a little bit thou the achyness ?

Be carefull: Walking too much with sore could lead to stress certain of the bone which could cause stress fracture. I would suggest to rest and do another kind exercise till they get better. ...Read more

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Tried a DIY remedy for toe nail fungus. Remember afterward how porous feet are. Concerned the bleach in the foot soak can affect my breastmilk?

Tried a DIY remedy for toe nail fungus. Remember afterward how porous feet are. Concerned the bleach in the foot soak can affect my breastmilk?

No problem: Bleach in a foot soak will NOT affect your breastmilk. Good luck with the treatment and congratulations on your baby. You are a good mother to be breastfeeding your child and asking questions to be safe. ...Read more

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My son's nail turned blue after getting caught bet the door. Its swollen and it doesn't seem to bother him. What will happen to the nail?

My son's nail turned blue after getting caught bet the door. Its swollen and it doesn't seem to bother him. What will happen to the nail?

Hematoma: You son sustained so called subungual hematoma - a blood collection under a nail. In most cases, his nail will be replaced by a new one over a period of a few months. The swelling of the soft tissues will go away. Nothing to be done about that. His nail will be replaced and heal well. ...Read more

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7mos baby. Lip tie. Gap between teeth. Weight increase very well. Do u recommend frenectomy? Will it go away when he growup? How long will it hurt?

7mos baby. Lip tie. Gap between teeth. Weight increase very well. Do u recommend frenectomy? Will it go away when he growup? How long will it hurt?

Will not go away: by itself. There are variations in the degree of lip tie, but usually a significant lip tie will result in a gap in the teeth. A frenulectomy is a fairly simple procedure and can be done with laser or cutting without general anesthesia. Most infants return to normal feedings right away after the procedure and do not appear to be in significant pain. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more