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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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What can I use to make my fingernails drop off?

What can I use to make my fingernails drop off?

What ?????: Don't know of any healthy way to do this or why you would want to do this. ...Read more

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Why would my 5 year old fingernails fall off i haven't did nothing yet just saw it this moring?

Why would my 5 year old fingernails fall off i haven't did nothing yet just saw it this moring?

Depends on how many: If multiple fingernails have fallen off at once, it may be a sign of a serious problem and should be evaluated. If it's only one or two, it may be due to trauma or an accident long ago. Sometimes the nail will separate after getting hit or smashed, but may take some time to actually loosen up and fall off. ...Read more

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My fingernail fell off from paronychia about 4 weeks ago I have not seen any new growth. Do you thing it's gone for good?

My fingernail fell off from paronychia about 4 weeks ago I have not seen any new growth. Do you thing it's gone for good?

NAIL FELL OFF: IT TAKES AT LEAST 6 MONTHS BEFORE A FINGER NAIL WILL GROW BACK. IF YOU ARE CONCERNED, SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. NOT TO WORRY . . . ...Read more

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My daughter is 14 months old && her pinky fingernail fell off. What could this mean? No injury or trauma and she isn't in any pain. H e l p !

My daughter is 14 months old && her pinky fingernail fell off. What could this mean? No injury or trauma and she isn't in any pain. H e l p !

Nothing at this time: Wait and watch. Could be unrecognised trauma. Sometimes immune body responses can cause nail bed damage. Likely to re-grow the nail. ...Read more

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White crud on ears and in hair. Scratches off with fingernails. Comes off in shower then returns later?

White crud on ears and in hair.  Scratches off with fingernails. Comes off in shower then returns later?

Seborrhea: This likely will respond to an otc antifungal shampoo like nizoral (ketoconazole). There are also prescriptive meds as well. Try the otc on hair and even wahs your ears with it. Facial har as well. For skin use an otc anitfungal like Miconazole cream. ...Read more

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Fingernail falling off secondary to sucking his thumb he is 22 months old. How to make sure another nail will grow in and tips to help stop sucking. ?

Fingernail falling off secondary to sucking his thumb  he is 22 months old. How to make sure another nail will grow in and tips to help stop sucking. ?

Don't worry: Not uncommon at this age, don't even try to stop it , it will grow back . My son did this and has a normal, although spoon shaped nail, but he is doing well in college. ...Read more

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One of my cuticles was amputated by a manicurist. The nail grew but looks bad. Is there anything i can do to heal it? Will my fingernail fall off?

One of my cuticles was amputated by a manicurist. The nail grew but looks bad. Is there anything i can do to heal it? Will my fingernail fall off?

Consider biotin.: When the matrix of the nail which lives just beneath the cuticle is injured by the physical trauma of a manicure, you can actually damage the nail before it actually grows out from the skin. Assuming no re-injury, you should expect your fingernails to take about 6 months to grow out and normalize. It is unlikely your nail will fall off as a result of this. Consider biotin for faster nail regrowth. ...Read more

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What causes fingernails to fall off occasionally?

What causes fingernails to fall off occasionally?

Varies: The cause of fingernails falling off can be secondary to trauma, infection, or other systemic diseases. ...Read more