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Can I get nail diseases from fingernail salons?

Can I get nail diseases from fingernail salons?

Possibly: Depending on how they clean their instruments and if they were used on someone with a fungus or not. ...Read more

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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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Are there any over-the-counter treatments for nail diseases that are effective?

Are there any over-the-counter treatments for nail diseases that are effective?

Nail diseases: I believe that Lamisil (terbinafine) 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 more

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Do you recommend any home remedies for nail diseases?

Do you recommend any home remedies for 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 more

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Which doctor treats onychomycosis and /or fungal nail diseases in general?

Which doctor treats onychomycosis and /or fungal nail diseases in general?

Dermatologist: Onychomycosis hands and feet could be treated by a dermatologist, if toe nails are your only problem then you could be treated by your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Are there any rheumatic diseases that might cause splinter hemorrhages of the finger nails?

Are there any rheumatic diseases that might cause splinter hemorrhages of the finger nails?

Rheumatic heart dis: Rheumatic diseases themselves are not associated with splinter hemorrhage of the nails, but any rheumatic disease such as rheumatic fever that damages the heart valves can lead to bacterial endocarditis which does. The other major cause is injury. ...Read more

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I have horizontal ridges on my finger nails and i'm being tested for lupus. Is that a sign of an autoimmune disease?

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 more

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The skin under the fingernail at the base of the nail is pulling away from the finger ?

The skin under the fingernail at the base of the nail is pulling away from the finger
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Onycholysis: Most common causes are trauma (tapping long fingernails on keyboard), frequent exposure to water, & harsh chemicals (nail polish remover). Certain diseases can cause it as well: psoriasis, overactive thyroid, fungal infxns. Drugs like tetracycline or fluoroquinolones (cipro, et al) can cause it. See following site for treatment suggestions: http://www.Drugs.Com/health-guide/onycholysis.Html. ...Read more

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Why would your nails and fingernails get dry and bridal?

Why would your nails and fingernails get dry and bridal?

Dry nails: Nails, like skin, are prone to dryness if exposed to a harsh environments. Try to be gentler on your hands, and within 5 min of bathing or washing apply a thick hand cream to the nails and cuticles several times a day. If these simple measures don't work see a derm for a clinical evaluation and possibly blood work for anemia, thyroid, and other health issues. ...Read more

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Nail Diseases (Definition)

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