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Freckle on big toenail? Picture in health files. Not sure if this is a big deal or not. Does seem strange.

Freckle on big toenail? Picture in health files. Not sure if this is a big deal or not. Does seem strange.

Get it looked at.: A freckle or pigmented lesion under the toenail could be a hematoma or bruise from minor trauma. Although rare, melanoma can also occur under the toenail in the nail bed. See a podiatrist or dermatologist to have it looked at. ...Read more

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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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I have an infected toenail (picture included). Is there a way to fix this on my own or do I need to see a podiatrist?

I have an infected toenail (picture included). Is there a way to fix this on my own or do I need to see a podiatrist?

See a Podiatrist: Infected toenails are usually caused by the edge of the nail cutting into the skin. You can soak in warm soapy water and apply antibiotic ointment and a bandaid. It is hard to resolve the problem, without removing the offending source, then nail edge. See your podiatrist to discuss treatment options. Permanent solutions are available. Dr l. ...Read more

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Would like to know what this could be under my sons foot? I have a picture

Would like to know what this could be under my sons foot? I have a picture

Try our other forum: HealthTap PRIME doctors see you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images during private consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. (You have currently posted on our free, public, informational forum where neither medical care nor prescriptions are given.) ...Read more

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I have a weird hole type thing I've never seen before on the bottom of my foot. Is there a way to take a picture of it to show someone to confirm?

I have a weird hole type thing I've never seen before on the bottom of my foot. Is there a way to take a picture of it to show someone to confirm?

Veruca?: It may be a veruca or wart on the sole of your foot. Warts on the sole of the foot often form holes. Do you have diabetes? If you do a video consultation someone can have a look at it for you ...Read more

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I have a small cut from a bit of glass on my foot. From a picture frame inside. It's a little swallen. Is it anything to worry about. ?

I have a small cut from a bit of glass on my foot. From a picture frame inside. It's a little swallen. Is it anything to worry about. ?

Yes: If its swollen you likely have a secondary infection and may need to be on an antibiotic. Residual glass may still be embedded in your foot. See a foot doctor. ...Read more

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I have a burst vain in my foot it seems. I hurt my foot not sure when and how and now it it looks like it is bleeding underneath my skin. Is this possible? Should I be concerned? Can I send a picture?

I have a burst vain in my foot it seems. I hurt my foot not sure when and how and now it it looks like it is bleeding underneath my skin. Is this possible? Should I be concerned? Can I send a picture?

You can arrange: for a consultation on Health Tap Prime either attach a picture to a TEXT ONLY consultation or arrange for a VIRTUAL videocam consult...for noqw APPLY PRESSURE and ICE to stop the "spread" and later HEAT to help "absorb" the bruise....it will look like a bruise for several days to weeks..AVOID ASPIRIN or NSAIDS ..since they will increase the bleeding
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What is this?flaky skin,I have had it for years on one foot and now my hands have it, it only gets itchy if my body gets really hot. i have pictures

What is this?flaky skin,I have had it for years on one foot and now my hands have it, it only gets itchy if my body gets really hot. i have pictures

Eczema: flaky itchy skin is often due to overgrowth of skin cells and is often called eczema. There are genetic and environmental factors (such as temperature, humidity, chemical stress, picking at it, etc) and people with the tendency often go through periods of clear skin and periods of symptoms. Sometimes opportunistic fungi or bacteria make things worse. Your practitioner may recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Pain when i put pressure on the ball of my left foot (under big toe). Picture on my file. There is also a white bump. The black square is bandaid. ?

Pain when i put pressure on the ball of my left foot (under big toe). Picture on my file. There is also a white bump. The black square is bandaid.
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Hard to say!: Images cannot be uploaded here. They can on Healthtap Prime, though. We need more information as well. How long have you had it? Have you changed footwear? ...Read more

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My friend has a red bump on her big toe at the base of the toe nail (left side) , she cant go to a doctor right now , but it there any possibility medicines or anything she can put on it that can possibly help it ? If youll like she can send pictures.

My friend has a red bump on her big toe at the base of the toe nail (left side) , she cant go to a doctor right now , but it there any possibility medicines or anything she can put on it that can possibly help it ? If youll like she can send pictures.

Ingrown nail?: There are several possible things this could be but most commonly ingrown nail/abcess is the culprit. Soak toe for 15 min twice a day in water with Epsom salts in it. Then apply Bacitracin to it. Keep up routine until medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Will my toenail grow back deformed after I dropped something on it?

Will my toenail grow back deformed after I dropped something on it?

Depends: If there was a lot of damage done it may grow back 'funny' but usually they grow back the same. ...Read more

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What can I do about my very deformed toenails?

Depends: If the deformity is due to infection such as a fugal infection, it can be treated and your nail should go back towards normal. If there has been trauma to the area it will not go back to normal. ...Read more

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Will a baby with club foot be always deformed?

Will a baby with club foot be always deformed?

Club foot can be: Treated. The earlier the better. While sometimes surgery is necessary, typically casting is done first while things are flexible. ...Read more

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Where could one get shoes to fit a foot deformed by charcot osteoarthropathy, apart from a hospital?

Where could  one get shoes to fit a foot deformed by charcot osteoarthropathy, apart from a hospital?

See a Podiatrist: Extra depth accommodative shoes and custom shoes are available at many podiatry offices. With that type of condition, you would want to establish yourself with a podiatrist for outpatient care. If the dpm does not offer that service in his/her office, they typically will be working with an orthotist/pedorthist who can fabricate the shoes and inlays for you. ...Read more

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Saddle bone foot break 15 yr ago. Now too center of foot hard sharp bump and bones seem raised on right side center. No pain just looks deformed?

Saddle bone foot break 15 yr ago. Now too center of foot hard sharp bump and bones seem raised on right side center. No pain just looks deformed?

Healing: A raised bony callus generally forms when bones are healing. However, if you do have a concern about something being abnormal i would ask your doctor. ...Read more

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My ankle is deformed from past injury. My foot always goes red after being on it and is cold other times. feet are cold and injured ankle hurts so bad?

My ankle is deformed from past injury. My foot always goes red after being on it and is cold other times. feet are cold and injured ankle hurts so bad?

May be vascular: This could be a circulatory issue. You would benefit from getting a vascular evaluation to see if that's the problem. ...Read more

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What type of foot doctor do I go to bring my daughter and son, whose feet are really flatfooted and i'm concern that it may cause severe abnormalities later on when they grow up. I went to some orthotics companies who prescribed them braces/insoles which

What type of foot doctor do I go to bring my daughter and son, whose feet are really flatfooted and i'm concern that it may cause severe abnormalities later on when they grow up. I went to some orthotics companies who prescribed them braces/insoles which

Review with your DR: Flat foot appearance in kids is common and may never bring symptoms in their lifetime. The transition through the teen years will give them a larger frame and muscle mass, requiring them to carry a relatively larger mass on their feet.At this point, symptoms may become evident & show the need for orthotics. I have seen little benefit over several decades in pretreating. ...Read more

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How can I send pictures ?

How can I send pictures 
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Try our other forum: Try HealthTap Concierge, where specialist doctors see you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload before or during a private consultation. Concierge can be accessed from anywhere in the world; patients have a monthly fee. (Doctors answering basic HealthTap, free, public, informational questions do not look at patients' photos, nor provide medical care or prescriptions.) ...Read more

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I need answers for my picture in my file please?

This format does: not allow picture loads. Consider use of prime service ...Read more

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I have pictures to show it because we are not quite sure what he has . ?

I have pictures to show it because we are not quite sure what he has . ?

HealthTap PRIME: Free, public HealthTap questions and answers provide helpful information for both the person asking the question and for other HealthTap users. Try HealthTap Prime for private, one-on-one consultations with HealthTap doctors via cell phone, a tablet, or a computer. A patient using the Prime service can talk with the doctor and show the doctor pictures and test results. There is a fee for Prime. ...Read more

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Why are my toenails so dark?

Why are my toenails so dark?

0_o: It can mean multiple things, from trauma, to mycotic nails, to many many more. If painful or new please go see a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why are my toenails turning black?

Too little info: Too little info here...Could be many things from trauma to fungal issues...You need to see your family doc or a podiatrist for a good history and physical exam. ...Read more

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How do you do heimlich? Pictures pls.

Heimlich: You can check this site for this info: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000047.Htm. ...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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Any options for permanently discolored toenails?

Any options for permanently discolored toenails?

Many options: For fungus nail but first must prove it actually is a fungus. Your dr. Will take a small portion and send to pathology and if fungus there are many treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the feeling of like pins in my toenails?

What is the feeling of like pins in my toenails?

?neuropathy: "pins and needles" could be due to a neuropathy or nerve irritation issue. If this persists, get the condition evaluated and tested for a "peripheral neuropathy." best wishes. ...Read more

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What are reasons why my toenails are turning brown?

Couple of things: If you have had injury to the toenail then it might be blood under the toenail, it most likely is a fungus that is developing. See a podiatrist to have it checked. ...Read more

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Why would my toenails getting darker from the sides?

Think fungus: Fungal infections of the nail(s), or onychomycosis. A podiatrist can make the diagnosis, and offer treatment options. ...Read more

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Pictures of shingles ?

Pictures of shingles ?

Great photos: Here are two great photos (one close up & one showing the pattern at a distance): http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=herpes+zoster+lymph+nodes&id=e89fed9c27dbc2f96582e3333a3adc00d2195a0a&form=iqfrba#view=detail&id=e89fed9c27dbc2f96582e3333a3adc00d2195a0a&selectedindex=0. ...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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