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Toenails are separating from nail bed, and hair falls out in large amounts, cause? No fungus, no TSH deficiency, no vitamin deficiency...

Toenails are separating from nail bed, and hair falls out in large amounts, cause? No fungus, no TSH deficiency, no vitamin deficiency...

Toenails: I don't know of a link between nail bed issues and hair loss.
However, I think it is important for you to have your doctor refer you to podiatrist (foot doctor) while your doctor is looking into you hair loss. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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What causes my foot falls asleep while driving?

What causes my foot falls asleep while driving?

Might be your back: Check your driver's seat the next time, the position may be contributing the problem. The nerves to the lower extremity stem from the lower back and positional changes can disrupt the nerve signal. This can sometime cause numbness. You need to have this checked. See a podiatrist to rule out any local problem in the foot first. An addt'l referral to a back specialist may follow. ...Read more

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What causes a split-second falling sensation? It seems to happen when I am reading on the phone, watching tv, or if my leg or foot shifts position.

What causes a split-second falling sensation?  It seems to happen when I am reading on the phone, watching tv, or if my leg or foot shifts position.

See doctor: You're describing a fleeting vertigo or a fainting- like sensation that could have many causes. See your pcp for exam and proper diagnosis. Write down all meds you take, any alcohol/drug/tobacco/caffeine use. If all is normal, consider seeing a mental health professional to look at anxiety as a factor. ...Read more

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When I wear running sneakers or high vamped shoes my feet fall asleep. My shoes are not too tight but my entire foot falls asleep. What causes this.

When I wear running sneakers or high vamped shoes my feet fall asleep. My shoes are not too tight but my entire foot falls asleep. What causes this.

Squeezing Sneakers: When the entire foot falls asleep this typically is a result of lack of blood flow which in turn starves the nerves and tissues of much-needed nutrients and oxygen. When blood flow returns, the nerves awake in a flurry of activity and send mixed messages, hence the tingling. Direct nerve compression gives a local numbness to a specific area. Check for vascular or nerve compression at the ankle. ...Read more

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Random periods of... Fatigue Facial flushing Headaches Moments of blurriness in eyes Waking up w/ numbness and tingling Dragging foot causes falls ?

Random periods of...
Fatigue
Facial flushing
Headaches
Moments of blurriness in eyes
Waking up w/ numbness and tingling
Dragging foot causes falls
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Not sure what: These symptoms amount to as they are vague. Will need to see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What causes black and blue toenails?

What causes black and blue toenails?

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

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What causes black lines in the toenails?

What causes black lines in the toenails?

Various things: In people with skin of color it may be a normal variation. Skin growths may also cause them, both of the benign and malignant kind. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes toenails to be thick and hurt?

What causes toenails to be thick and hurt?

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

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What to do if my toenails are falling off!?

I would start: With my internist for a good physical exam to see if there is a bigger problem. ...Read more

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What can I do?! My toenails are falling off!?

What can I do?! My toenails are falling off!?

Have it evaluated: Some causes of abnormal nail growth include trauma, infection, side effects of medication, and possible systemic diseases such as psoriasis. Have them inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could toenails grow the same after falling off?

Could toenails grow the same after falling off?

They could: But if the nail has been bruised or otherwise injured more severely the root (matrix) that they grow from can be injured, causing the nail(s) to grow back deformed. Injury to the nail can cause secondary infection, which can also further deform/damage the new nail. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Ng Dr. Ng
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The tips of my toenails are turning white. What do you think is the cause of this!

Dr. Jeffrey Ng Dr. Ng
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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

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I know of a child just turned 5years old and weighs 90 lbs estimated he has dicolored toenails is this a cause?

Possibly: If you mean, because of obesity. Excessive weight can put excessive stress on feet in shoes and affect toenails, either by trauma or fungus infection. However, a poddiatrist should be seen to evaluate. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What cause horizontal ridges in toenails? I have horizontal ridges that sometimes look like another layer on both big toenails. My toenails are dry

What cause horizontal ridges in toenails? I have horizontal ridges that sometimes look like another layer on both big toenails. My toenails are dry

Many possibilities: 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

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What causes black toenail?

What causes black toenail?

Blood,fungus,other: The most common causes of black toenails are old blood from trauma and fungal infections. There are other dermatological and hematological causes, but they are not common. ...Read more

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What causes athletes foot and thickecking toenails?

What causes athletes foot and thickecking toenails?

Athlete's foot is: A fungal infection of the skin. Thickened nails are often fungal, but it can also happen from an injury or repeated microtrauma to the nails. ...Read more

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What cause faint lines on toenails?

Nail lines: Changes in nails can result from trauma, fungus, and systemic conditions such as psoriasis. I would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist or dermatologist if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Any special care once toenail falls off?

Any special care once toenail falls off?

Depends: If came off traumatically or not. If so you may want to cover with topical antibiotic. ...Read more

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What should I do if my toenail is falling off?

See below: Best to soak in warm soapy water, apply antiseptic and band aid. Try to let it come off by itself. There may be new nail underneath that is pushing off the old nail ...Read more

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What can I do if my toenail is falling off, help?

What can I do if my toenail is falling off, help?

Toe nail: I would see a foot and ankle specialist and have him or her remove it properly. He should check if there is a laceration or fracture that has to be fixed. ...Read more

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What could cause a painful and discolored toenail!?

Blood : Known as a subungual hematoma and or fungus are two popular ones. ...Read more

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My toenail is falling off. Should I rip it or leave it alone?

An injury?: If your nail is loose and coming off sometimes it is better to have it partially removed. You have to be careful that you do not do any more damage to it by catching it on your socks tearing it further.

Check with your podiatrist and make sure there is nothing else going on under the nail which caused it to come loose in the first place. ...Read more

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What can I do if my toenail is falling off what should I do!?

If the nail is not c: If the nail is not completely detached put a bandage or tape over the nail to keep it from ripping off. Eventually the nail plate will loosen and detach without trauma. If painful or bleeding or redness see your podiatrist for immediate care. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my toenail is falling off, what should I do?

Trim it short: If you can't do this or self see a podiatrist who may just take the nail off for you. ...Read more

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How long until my black toenail falls off and a new one starts growing?

More info needed: To receive an answer that will be more helpful for you, you need to give more information... Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns. You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better.Also, tells us what it looks like. Is it discolored, swollen or point tender. The more you tell the better the answer. ...Read more

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I was born without pinky toenails. How rare is that and what might be the cause?

Congenital: 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