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I shaved a piece of my fingernail off in middle of the nail while shaving my legs. What can/should I do to help it heal?
Clean: Keep it clean. Can put a layer of nail lacquer. It will grow back. ...Read more
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
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
How long does a scab take to form on a small scrape on the palm of my hand? Fingernail scratched off top layer of skin, little/no blood, used betadine
May not have 1: The hand is a good healer & u may not develop a scab. Keep clean with soap & water and leave it open 2 the air & it will do fine. ...Read more
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