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Can Toe Nails Recover When Fungus Pretty Much Eats Away At Them
I'm wondering how long does it take for toe nails to fall off if they stay dirty for a long time and toe nails are short?
They don't: Just because they are short and dirty does not mean they will fall off ...Read more
How to treat moldy nails? (except pulling out the nails) it happens on my mom's toe nails. Both of the thumbnails. Thank you so much!
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
Why are my toenails curling upwards away from the nail bed? I cut them straight, but they don't change
I bit my nails before & now the nails are growing but not attaching to nail bed therefore they break easily. Anything i can do to reattach it?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I cure nail bed coming away from nails , my nails are healthy and strong but this is unsightly please help.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
My nail grows with horizontal ripples or ridges ever since baseball impact. How can I fix it and make it grow smoothly again?
You can't: You have damaged the nailbed from the injury. ...Read more
What causes my toddler's toe nails to curve in when they grow? His nails are clipped regularly. They curve down as soon as they grow back.
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
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 ?
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
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
For over 2 yrs my feet will overheat and blister while i'm barefoot in ac. I can't even wear shoes. They are very dry. All creams just burn them more?
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