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How do toenails grow? Could you provide an illustration or video perhaps?

How do toenails grow? Could you provide an illustration or video perhaps?

Toenails: Look at emedicine.Medscape.Com there is a section on nail antatomy, nail growth, fingernail physiology, and many pictures. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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What might I do to grow out my big toenail?

What might I do to grow out my big toenail?

Sunlight: Your nail will grow out less quickly than your hair or fingernails, but allow sunlight to be exposed to it for better results. Also stay healthy with a good diet to prevent it from stunting it's growth. The nail normally grows out without any conscience effort. ...Read more

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Could toenails grow the same after falling off?

They could: But if the nail has been bruised or otherwise injured more severely the root (matrix) that they grow from can be injured, causing the nail(s) to grow back deformed. Injury to the nail can cause secondary infection, which can also further deform/damage the new nail. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my toenail grow back faster?

What can I do to make my toenail grow back faster?

Nothing: Nothing will make your nail grow faster. You may be able to help with the strength of the nail. ...Read more

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What can be done to get your toenails to grow faster?

No good choices: Unfortunately, there is no magic solution to make toenails grow faster. ...Read more

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How long could it take for a toenail to grow completely?

About six months: May be sooner depending on toe and overall health. ...Read more