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Causes And Cures For Convex Toenails
I have had this awful chronic (well, many years) horizontal ridging on my second toenails. The cuticle is misshapen also. Causes/cures?
Probably trauma: Repetitive trauma against the second toe from shoegear can cause this. Most times this toe is longer than the two toes in both sides and it will rub or bang against the shoe more than the others causing nail and skin thickening. It could also be dry skin or even heredity. ...Read more
I was in a dirty washroom and my foot touched something. Could someone please suggest what's the cause and how to cure it?
Dirty washroom: I suspect toilet was plugged up. I would use plunger. ...Read more
Could be: Caused by trauma or nail fungus or many other things. See your podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
When my friend bends her petitoes the muscle of her foot muscles get tightened and she feels severe pain. What's the cause and how to cure it?
Muscle cramp: Like a "charley horse"/ cramp. This is often due to low magnesium. We are all deficient as our diets are so low in mg. Have her buy some magnesium glycinate (less likely to cause loose stools than cheaper mg oxide) and slowly increase dose starting with one cap am and pm till goes away and cont this dose for 2 weeks. Then I would continue mg regularly at 1 cap am and pm once symptoms are gone. ...Read more
last 4 days my forehead is swollen, also another swelling occurs in my foot, I got hives, but cured, what is the cause, how long will swelling last?
Exam/testing: This sounds like a systemic allergic or autoimmune illness. You will need examination, blood and allergy testing. Swelling varies with the underlying cause. ...Read more
Age30, female. Vitb12=387pg/ml. Vitd 25-oh=19ng/ml.8yrs immense pain on left side body only (head, chest, arm, thigh, foot) root-cause? Other tests? Cure? Taking 16000iu vitd/day, 2500mcg b12/day since 3/14
Chronic L-sided pain: Long term left-sided pain suggests an underlying neurological condition and a visit to a neurologist is suggested. Your vit b level is ok, however your vit d level of 19 is below the hoped for 32. A supplement is suggested of 2000 units per day. With a recheck in a couple of months. ...Read more
What kind of disorder causes drop foot, loss of balance, twitching, tremors, dizziness and can be completely cured by taking a benzodiazepine?
An anxiety disorder: Plus or minus conversion disorder can give you all the above symptoms--and I have seen several people with such presentations. You may want to treat with a good psychiatrist who can provide long-term treatment without resorting to benzodiazepines, though. There are significant problems with benzodiazepines, especially if one uses them long-term. Take care. ...Read more
See a podiatrist: If you are runner, this is a common injury called "black toe syndrome" due to blood bruises under the nail plate. Other causes of black toenails are infections - either bacterial or fungal. Another cause may be from a fracture in the last bone of the toe. In any case, see a podiatrist who can examine and treat any of these conditions and recommend ways to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
Fungus vs. Trauma: The 2 most common causes of painful, thick toenails are fungal infections and traumatically induced changes to the nail. For a complete and thorough diagnosis, visit your local podiatrist. A culture/biopsy may need to be informed to distinguish the cause. ...Read more
May be nail fungus..:
You should see your doctor and provide him with a large nail clip of the nail to send it to the lab for fungal analysis. May be nail fungus.
Go see your doctor. ...Read more
I know of a child just turned 5years old and weighs 90 lbs estimated he has dicolored toenails is this a cause?
I noticed both of my big toenails aren't as clear as the others. How can I get them back to normal? What causes this?
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
What cause horizontal ridges in toenails? I have horizontal ridges that sometimes look like another layer on both big toenails. My toenails are dry
There are many causes of horizontal ridges on nails, including trauma, malnutrition, infections, kidney or liver disease and arsenic poisoning but the fact that is it only on your big toenails makes it unlikely it is serious.
See http://www. Md-health. Com/Fingernail-Ridges. Html and check in with your doctor if it spreads to other nails or you other symptoms suggesting some of those conditions. ...Read more
People can be born with missing digit, or they can have extra digit, complete or partial.
there is no specific reason,
something did not finish forming, in your case it was the pinky toenail. ...Read more
Loose laces: The most common cause is having shoe laces that are too loose (or shoes that are too small). This causes the nail to his the front of the shoe with every step, causing micro trauma - until it eventually falls off. ...Read more
Need some help on lifting toenail. Any home solutions? Once it's cured will the toenail grow back? Thanks.
Cut toenail: The toenail needs to be cut at angle so that it does not cut into skin and a wedge of cotton is placed between toenail and skin so that itvdoes not cit into the skin. Continued soaking to calm inflammation is necessary. There are some individuals who are prone to recurrent ingrown nails and it can be familial. A permanent phenol procedure by podiatrist may be necessary. ...Read more
I know of a child who just turned 5 and weights about 90 lbs. His toenails are discolored is this a cause of diabetes?
It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem. ...Read more
Fungus: Most likely fungal toeails.Get a more detailed answer ›
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