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How to treatingrown toenails?

How to treatingrown toenails?

See a podiatrist: You might make the problem worse trying to dig them out yourself in terms of increased pain or infection.

A podiatrist can give you fast pain relief. If this is a recurrent issue, there are permanent procedures that keep this from bothering you again in the future. ...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 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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How can I treat my toenail?

What's the matter?: What's the matter with your toenail? Is it loose, broken, ingrown, pus, drainage? In any case, you might be best served to see a physician for a referral to a podiatrist to definitively care for you. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Dark line across toenail?

Nail discoloration: A dark line across your nail may have a variety of causes. Trauma to the nail plate from athletic activity may cause some subungual (under the nail) bleeding. If this the source in time a clear nail will grow out. A fungal infection can cause this as well. A specialist will determine if a biopsy is necessary to rule out a relatively less common but more serious condition such as a melanoma. ...Read more

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Why do my toenails look grey?

Why do my toenails look grey?

Gray Nails: One possible cause of blue-gray nail discoloration is using the drug minocycline. This broad-spectrum antibiotic has been found to turn nails a light blue-gray color. However, there are many other causes of nail discoloration as well, including fungal infection, chronic diseases and the use of various medications. Contact your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why are my toenails dark grey?

Could be fungus: It could be a fungal infection in the toenails. However, without seeing the toenails it is difficult to diagnose. I recommend you ask a podiatrist or dermatologist to examine the toenails. ...Read more

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What to do for a torn toenail?

What to do for a torn toenail?

Antibiotic ointment: Apply neosporin and a bandaid. If it does not heal properly or shows signs of infection see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a freckle under my toenail?

You should have: It evaluated by a podiatrist or dermatologist. Hyperpigmented lesions need to be assessed to determine if benign or malignant. ...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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Toenail fell off, what should I do?

Toenail fell off, what should I do?

See below: Keep the area clean and apply an over the counter antifungal to help the nail grow back normal. ...Read more

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Toenail fell off what should I do?

Toenail fell off what should I do?

Fill in details: Toenails never "drop off". There is always a reason. You may wish to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the reason toenails fall off?

What is the reason toenails fall off?

Trauma: Is one reason, vitamin or nutritional deficiency is another..... ...Read more

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Why do my toenails hurt after I walk?

Tight shoes?: Most common reasons are that your shoes/sneakers are too small/tight/stiff for your feet, or that your toenails are too long. Try cutting nails short and/or wearing wider/ longer/softer footwear. ...Read more

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What should I do with a black toenail?

Black toenail: Have it examined, & treat the cause, such as trauma. ...Read more

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My toenail is loose? Should I tape it?

My toenail is loose? Should I tape it?

Yes.: If it is clean & doesn't appear red nor infected, gently tape it to the toe. Avoid encircling the toe with your tape to allow for fluctuation of possible swelling. ...Read more

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Is it painful if my toenail comes off?

See below: If it comes off by trauma yes, but other times it may peel off due to prior injury and is not usually painful. ...Read more

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My toenail got ripped off! Any advice?

Protect: And keep clean with antibiotic ointment and bandaid or bandage. Wear shoes that will not cause pressure on area. ...Read more

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Why do my toenails have fungus on them?

Fungus likes: To live in dark, moist environments. Under a nail, in a sock and shoe is a perfect breeding ground for them. ...Read more

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What to do if detached toenail. Advice?

What to do if detached toenail. Advice?

See a Podiatrist: If you have a toenail that is partially detached it needs to be treated to prevent further injury. I recommend you see a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...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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How can you remove fungus on my toenails?

How can you remove fungus on my toenails?

Treating fungus...: Treating fungus in nails is challenging and takes at least 6-8 weeks. If you are young and healthy and the nails are just yellow - applying antifungal cream (like lamisil) to the nails twice daily. Or see your doctor for pills. Once the nail is thickend and deformed, or if you are diabetic it is much harder to treat. Applying vick's to the nails every night will soften them & make them less painful. ...Read more

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How can I fix toenail discoloration fast?

How can I fix toenail discoloration fast?

If you need it: Real fast and your female consider just painting over. The question is what is the discoloration secondary to? Dried blood? Fungus? Until you get rid of it the discoloration won't go away.... ...Read more

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What does it mean to have orange toenails?

Several reasons: Several reasons may have caused your nails to change color. It's important to review these concerns with your MD especially if you have diabetes.

http://www. Wisegeek. Com/what-are-the-different-causes-of-orange-toenails. Htm ...Read more

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What makes you have bumps on your toenails?

What makes you have bumps on your toenails?

Depends: It depends what you mean by bumps. Are they ridges? Are they white spots but not raised? Could be vitamin deficiency or maybe trauma. Would need more information to be more accurate. ...Read more

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What might I do to grow out my big toenail?

What might I do to grow out my big toenail?

Sunlight: Your nail will grow out less quickly than your hair or fingernails, but allow sunlight to be exposed to it for better results. Also stay healthy with a good diet to prevent it from stunting it's growth. The nail normally grows out without any conscience effort. ...Read more

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How do you get alternaria in your toenails?

This is a type: Of fungus. Fungus likes to live in dark, wet, moist areas. Your toenails in socks, in shoes set up a perfect breeding ground. Fungus will usually invade a nail after it has been damaged in some capacity. A slight crack in the nail for example. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure a white toenail?

White nail: Have your dermatologist check for yeast or fungus. If present, treatments are available. Pills work best but sometimes surface medication may help. ...Read more

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What can I do if some of my toenail fall off?

See below: Did the nail fall off due to injury? If so, put a topical antibiotic ointment, like Neomycin, and cover it with Bandaid. Neomycin ointment is available at drug stores without prescription. ...Read more

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Which types of doctors fix ingrowing toenails?

Which types of doctors fix ingrowing toenails?

Podiatrists: Podiatrists take care of ingrown toenails, but I do know some dermatologists and family practioners that take care of them. ...Read more

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What is the average rate that a toenail grows?

About a year: Is typical for most people. Being an average, that means some might do it faster in about 10 months, others may take as much 18 months. ...Read more

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How can I treat a toenail that has ripped of?

Clean and protect: Area. Avoid pressure from tight fitting shoes. See podiatrist. ...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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My toenail is uprooted. How to take care of it?

My toenail is uprooted. How to take care of it?

Loose?: You mean its loose? If so, can try to cut back all of the loose part and stop where the nail is still attached. See if grows in normally then. ...Read more

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What should I do to help my ripped off toenail?

Soak in warm soap wa: Initially soak in warm soapy water and keep clean. Apply an antibiotic ointment to the nail bed with band-aid.
Evidentually a new nail will start to grow in. ...Read more

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Could you possibly put on an artificial toenail?

Yes: This is possible. Keryflex is one of the methods being done by podiatrists. ...Read more