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What is a black and gray toe nail?

What is a black and gray toe nail?

Needs to be: Seen in person. It could be something benign like a bruise or blood under the nail, it could be fungus, though something like subungual melanoma needs to be ruled out. Since we can't see it, I suggest you have it looked at by doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat a grey area that has appeared on my big toe nail?

How can I treat a grey area that has appeared on my big toe nail?

Depends: The greay area could actually be blood, or it could be a fungus.
Best to see a podiatrist for diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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My left big toe nail is a gray color and there's a darker line right at the end of my toenail before you get to the white part. There's no pain either?

My left big toe nail is a gray color and there's a darker line right at the end of my toenail before you get to the white part. There's no pain either?

Loose nail...: I can't be sure, but it sounds as though the nail is loosely attached to the bed or not attached at all. To remove all doubt, have your toe evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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Why is my big toe nail gray colour is it to with my anxiety im takeing beta blockers?

Why is my big toe nail gray colour is it to with my anxiety im takeing beta blockers?

Gray toenail: This should have nothing to do with beta blockers. Did you injure the toenail? ...Read more

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My toe nail is completely gone. What should I do?

My toe nail is completely gone. What should I do?

Nothing: Nils that are completely gone for what ever reason seldom need any definative treatment other that watch, wait and treat locally if the need arises. ...Read more

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Why is my big toe nail black?

Why is my big toe nail black?

Hematoma or melanoma: Most likely it is a hematoma or blood but there are rare cases of skin cancer, although very unusual in your age group.

If you did not injure it you need to get it checked. ...Read more

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Toe nail lifted from nail bed?

Toe nail lifted from nail bed?

Tape it in place: I take it that this was an injury. Sometimes the nail is loose completely and you can just remove the remainder. Sometimes it lifts up only partially, and is still fixed in some part. You can either just clean it and tape it in place till it falls off by itself, or have it removed under local by your doctor. ...Read more

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I want a cure for toe nail name?

Fungus??????: The only thing worth discussion is oral terbinafine. Once a $1200 prescription, it is now a $10 generic. Dosed at 1 a day for 3 months it works for about 60% of people. That is far better than anything else. Laser works but costs over $1000 not covered by insurance. Whatever is used, it takes a year or more for a normal nail. Note that fungus is but 1 of several possible causes for abnormal nails. ...Read more

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Why the the big toe nail turn black?

Dried blood: Almost always it is because there was an injury causing bleeding under the nail. The dried blood will take months to grow out, the nail may fall off ...Read more

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How to treat an in-growing toe nail?

How to treat an in-growing toe nail?

Nail care: Ingrown toenails can be remedied through soaking your foot in warm water, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ointment to temporarily soften the corners. One should always try to cut the nails strait across to avoid leaving an embedded nail spicule. If pain or redness continues get it looked at by a professional. ...Read more

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My toe nail has fungus. What can I do?

My toe nail has fungus. What can I do?

Keep in mind...: The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured. It is "managed" by a number of modalities, but it can always come back in the future. Oral antifungal medicines (lamisil), topical medications (formula 3), laser therapy, surgical removal, homeopathic applications (tea tree oil). Talk to a podiatrist for what will be best and most effective for you. ...Read more

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What should I do with a dead toe nail?

See a podiatrist: You have options. The nail doesn't really serve a purpose. There are treatments which can remove the nail that is present and allow the potential of a new nail to grow back (assuming the root is not damaged) or you can opt to have the nail removed permanently. It is an in-office procedure with no down-time in many cases. ...Read more

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What to do about my black dead toe nail?

See podiatrist: If it is "dead" as you say from an accumulation of blood under the nail, or perhaps fungus, the podiatrist will be able to remove the nail so that a new healthy nail will have a chance to grow. ...Read more

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Why does my big toe nail alway break in half?

Why does my big toe nail alway break in half?

See below: It is probably thin and brittle. Try using a clear nail polish to help it grow out.
If still a problem see a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My big toe nail is falling off, what do I do?

If loose, remove it.: If you big toenail is falling off, it need to be removed. This way it is done in a controlled, painless manner, as opposed to be caught on a bedsheet or sock, which would tear it off. ...Read more

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How to prevent my toe nail from growing inside?

Ingrown: Always cut toenails straight across and never into the corners. Don't try bathroom surgery if u have one. Wear proper fitting shoes and avoid trauma to nail. See podiatrist if you have one. ...Read more

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What does a dark line on your big toe nail mean?

What does a dark line on your big toe nail mean?

Probably pigment: It most likely is non malignant melanonychia. The most serious would be a cancerous lesion, although this is very rare. There are many more probably reasons why your nail has this dark line. Please have it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do about my possible dead toe nail?

See a physician: There are a multitude of reasons that people describe the toenail as being 'dead' and there are often ways to help. See a specialist for this. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the big toe nail to grow back?

How long does it take for the big toe nail to grow back?

4-9 months: Anywhere between 4-9 months. I know that's a big range but your body is not a mechanical clock! ...Read more

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I smashed my toe nail, what to do so my nail won't fall off?

If there is blood: Under the nail, you would want that drained. If blood fills under it will lift the nail up and then the nail could grow abnormally. ...Read more

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The out side of my pinky toe hurt right below the toe nail?

See a physician: Could be any number of diagnoses, such as contusion, or infection, or even fracture if there's been a recent injury. If the pain is severe and persistent or if you have trouble walking or if there is redness/heat at the area, or if you have any other concerns, you should see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My toe nail is bleeding underneath it, how do I clean it off?

If dried: If the blood has dried, and it is not taking up over 50% of the nail, I would just leave it alone. Eventually it will grow out and you can trim it as it goes. If it is taking up most of the nail, there is a good chance the nail will eventually fall off. I would see a podiatrist if this is the case. ...Read more

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The part below my big toe nail hurts a lot, what could. It be?

Many things: If the pain is at the proximal nail fold (skin at the base of the nail plate), you could have an infection, especially if it is red or draining. If the pain is further back near the joint, you could have a hyperextension injury or compensation, causing pain during walking or running. If this is the case, try a stiffer shoe, avoid barefeet, flip-flops or flexible shoes. ...Read more

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Hi I have a black dot under my left toe nail. It does not pain.

Hi I have a black dot under my left toe nail. It does not pain.

Black spot: Not a concern unless it grows or bleeds or changes in a short period of time ...Read more

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Big toe nail has partially detached. Leave it alone or remove it?

The part: That is lifted up can be trimmed.....So that there is no free edge to get caught on a sock.....Sometimes, hat free edge can be filed.....If unsure see a foot doc. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent an expected in grown toe nail?

I would see a foot: Doc and have the side of the nail permenantly removed. This way you never get an ingrown toenail again. It is a simple in office procedure done in under ten minutes. ...Read more

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What can be done for having ripped your big toe nail half way off?

What can be done for having ripped your big toe nail half way off?

First aid: Keep area clean remove loose nail. Keep covered with neosporin. ...Read more