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Causes Of Toenails Falling Off
Toenails are separating from nail bed, and hair falls out in large amounts, cause? No fungus, no TSH deficiency, no vitamin deficiency...
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
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
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
Random periods of...
Moments of blurriness in eyes
Waking up w/ numbness and tingling
Dragging foot causes falls
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
I have tingling/numbness in my throat. Feels like when your hand/foot falls asleep and then is waking up. What could cause this?
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
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
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
Carefully trim it: If in doubt see foot doc.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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