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I am losing large amounts of head hair, toenails falling off, many blood spots inside arms, fatigue and joint pain?

I am losing large amounts of head hair, toenails falling off, many blood spots inside arms, fatigue and joint pain?

You need to see a DR: For a comprehensive medical evaluation. Anything is possible - arthritis, thyroid disorder, blood disorder, autoimmune condition etc. Hope u feel better! ...Read more

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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 should I do if my toenail is falling off?

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 their is a laceration or fracture that has to be fixed. ...Read more

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

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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What to do if my toenails are falling off!?

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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How can I stop my toenail from falling off when I run?

How can I stop my toenail from falling off when I run?

You may not be able: To. Make sure sneakers are proper size. You can try wearing 2 pair of socks, you can also try wearing a silicone toe cap conveniently found in most major pharmacies. ...Read more

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My big toenail is falling off on the top half from onychomycosis. Will it ever grow back?

My big toenail is falling off on the top half from onychomycosis. Will it ever grow back?

Likely yes: Might be wise to treat that nail with at bare minimum a topical antifungal agent. I do feel oral meds are much more effective than topicals. Leaving the toe alone will not help improve your condition, so if it bothers you have it treated. ...Read more

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My toenail is falling off from a trama a few months ago but there is a new one about halfway grown behind/underneath it. Is it safe to paint it?

My toenail is falling off from a trama a few months ago but there is a new one about halfway grown behind/underneath it. Is it safe to paint it?

You Decide...: I'm not sure just what you mean by safe, but, I can offer you this. Recently traumatized nails are more susceptible to developing fungal infections. Applying nail polish, and the subsequent use of polish removers, may put your new toenail at an increased risk of developing a nail fungus and all the issues of the involved treatment. Go figure. ...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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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

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My big toenail fell off a couple of years ago due to apparent fungus. It partially grows and falls off again. How can I fix this?

My big toenail fell off a couple of years ago due to apparent fungus. It partially grows and falls off again. How can I fix this?

U may not be able to: There is something called keryflex you may want to try, a material is used on your real nail to basically act as an extension.
If your real nail is still fungal I would treat that and maybe try taking biotin and see if you have any luck... ...Read more

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I broke my big toe and detached the toenail. Now, the skin is falling off all of my toes in sheets. Cuticles have lots of build up. Why?

I broke my big toe and detached the toenail. Now, the skin is falling off all of my toes in sheets. Cuticles have lots of build up. Why?

HOW LONG AGO?: Was it X-rayed Antibiotics What/how long- need to prevent bone infection-Osteomelitis- may need scan
to verify +/- it. If clear, nail MAY regrow normally but should be removed. Appears skin is dehisced (sloughed). Shouls regrow in 28 days IF no infection ...Read more

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