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How To Fix Peeling Nails
Dermatologist helps: For bumpy fingernails, a primary care doctor can check and may refer to a dermatologist. If one has had bumpy fingernails forever, it may be a hereditary trait (which is unlikely to be treatable). If the bumpy nails came up recently, the doctors can figure out a diagnosis to see whether or not there is an illness. Psoriasis is a disorder that can cause nail changes. ...Read more
Depends on direction: If the ridges are horizontal (directed toward the sides of your feet), they will usually grow out with the nail over time. If they are vertical (directed toward the front and back of the foot) they can be permanent. I recommend you see a dermatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Cracked skin: Urea 40% cream or Ammonium Lactate Cream are both very good at softening painful calluses or dry skin. They also prevent cracking. You can find them over the counter or prescription strength. You could also have tinea pedis, otherwise known as athlete's foot. This would require treatment via antifungal cream or oral medication. See a podiatrist for an examination. ...Read more
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May not be: Able too. If they are growing and split you can help them grow together with kevlar. ...Read more
It depends: Some types of ridges are permanent and some are temporary. If the ridges are the same direction as the growth of your nail, they are usually permanent and due to trauma. Ridges that go side to side are often temporary and will grow out with time. Ridges can be caused by toenail fungus as well. I recommend you see a podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more
Teeth discoloration : is the best modality to fix discoloration of teeth. You can use over the counter products, however, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional teeth whitening without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dermanail: Derma nail, prescription genedur and intralesional steroids can all improve nail psoriasis. The improvement is slow because fingernails will need 6 months to grow out to show the positive effect. Treatment will need to be continued because the inflammation at the nail matrix is still on going.Systemic drugs such as Methotrexate or enbrel, (etanercept) humira, and stelar a will also improve the nails and body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy choices: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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