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Is it normal for a toenail that has been removed 2 months ago to look odd? My new nail is just 1,5 mm long but the skin above still looks flaky&crusty
Possible: It is possible for a new growth toenail to appear different than it had before. If there was damage to the area where the nail grows from (either from the injury or the removal itself), then the resulting new growth can be unusual in appearance. ...Read more
The top of my big toenail is turning white and flaky. There is no pain or injury. It does not seem to be infected. The nail isgetting very thin and peeling. What could it be?
Probably it's a fungal nail infection: The most common reason why a nail becomes white and flaky is due to fungus in the nail. However, the only way to determine whether or not there is a fungus and the nail is by doing a fungal nail culture. Many times there is no pain with a fungal nail. There are now many great treatments for the eradication of fungal nails including topical medicine that is either over-the-counter or prescription, ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?
Nail discoloration : A dark line across your nail may have a variety of causes. Trauma to the nail plate from athletic activity may cause some subungual (under the nail) bleeding. If this the source in time a clear nail will grow out. A fungal infection can cause this as well. A specialist will determine if a biopsy is necessary to rule out a relatively less common but more serious condition such as a melanoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer