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Fingernails Nail Diseases
It depends: It depends if the nail disease is an infection, injury or other issue. Very general guidelines is to keep your feet clean, your nails trimmed straight across and not too short or too long, and to use cleaned instruments you can safely and comfortably use. I can answer this question better if it is a little more specific and descriptive to the nail issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nail diseases: I believe that Lamisil cream- trademark is somewhat effective for nail fungus. That is what i think you are referring to... But there are many nail diseases, including those due to heredity, trauma, bacteria, and autoimmune diseases, even lung diseases. Please consult a dermatologist regarding the proper diagnosis and treatment of your particular nall ailment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have horizontal ridges on my finger nails and i'm being tested for lupus. Is that a sign of an autoimmune disease?
Probably not.: I've never seen lupus cause horizontal nail ridges, although i suppose it's possible. Certain medications can do it, as can diabetes and certain systemic diseases. If you're not on any medications, your doctor may wish to extend the workup to look for other internal causes, besides lupus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The skin under my fingernails is pulling away from the nail due to wear and tear. How can I get it to go back and "stick"?
Dermanail, genedur: Separation of the nail is called oncholysis and can be seen with trauma, thyroid disease and reaction to nail products. Dermanail and prescription genedur can help repair the nail. In addition oral supplements with silica and biotin can be helpful in repairing nail changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a fingernail that partially fell off. It started with a deep crease in the nail. Then it fell off right above where the crease started.
Nail Dystrophy: You most likely have median nail dystrophy. If you pick your nails, or manipulate the skin around the nails, this can cause this nail condition. If there has been significant trauma, there is scaring in your nail bed which cannot be cured. I would have your doctor write you a prescription for tacrolimus apply this medication to the skin around the nails twice a day for 6-8 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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