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What type of doctor treats paronychia of the fingernails? Would that same doctor be able to treat a loosened large toe nail? The toe nail was injured on a lava rock and is barely attached. Will it grow back if removed or falls off? Would like to see the s

What type of doctor treats paronychia of the fingernails? Would that same doctor be able to treat a loosened large toe nail? The toe nail was injured on a lava rock and is barely attached. Will it grow back if removed or falls off? Would like to see the s

Paronychia: Podiatrist treat nail deformities of all kinds including paronychia.

In some states (oh) podiatrist can treat fingers. In ok where I am podiatrist can not.

A dermatologist would be able to help you with your finger nails. ...Read more

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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My fingernail is falling off, is there anything I can do?

My fingernail is falling off, is there anything I can do?

See a dermatologist: There are a lot of reasons for fingernails falling off. Some patterns represent systemic reactions to drugs or systemic illness. See a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My 20 yr ok son has ridges on his fingernails and one of them is falling off?

My 20 yr ok son has ridges on his fingernails and one of them is falling off?

Normal variation: In most cases, longitudinal ridges on nails are a normal findings as people grow older. At younger age like your son, pl. Make sure he is checked by his PMD for any potential medical cause that may include some nutritional deficiency. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat fingernail fungus naturally?

Is there a way to treat fingernail fungus naturally?

Nail fungus: The answer is yes. These organisms are alive and present in the GI tract. They are supported by sugars. There are many reasons why they may be flourishing in the GI tract. The nail infection is a discharge of the internal infection and, as such, can be cleared by clearing the GI issues allowing the infection. ...Read more

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How can you treat a bruised fingernail?

Give it some time: Give it a month sometimes even two. However - be aware that there are skin cancers including melanoma that can affect the nail. If not better after a month, get the area evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Thick skin under my fingernails how to treat?

Thick skin under my fingernails how to treat?

FUNGUS INFECTION: It is treated with oral antifungal rx like Lamisil (terbinafine) 250 mg. Daily x 3 months. Make sure to check liver function tests. ...Read more

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I slammed my finger in a door. What can I do to save my fingernail from falling off?

I slammed my finger in a door. What can I do to save my fingernail from falling off?

Depends: On how long ago it happened. If more than a day, too late, if it just happened and there is a blood accumulation under the nail, your doctor can drill a small hole to relieve the pressure. ...Read more

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I have a yellow thing inside my fingernail with a white spot next to it what is is how do I treat it?

I have a yellow thing inside my fingernail with a white spot next to it what is is how do I treat it?

White spots under: The fingernail are a sign of superficial injury occurring to the nail root, the part under your finger skin before the nail erupts. Perhaps there was some bleeding and resolving blood left a little yellow/hemosiderin tinge. If it doesn't hurt, you can just watch it and wait for it to grow out. It doesn't sound like there is a foreign body/splinter under there, but if you have any question, see Doc. ...Read more

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I have this burning sensation under my fingernail bed to the point where it turned a reddish green. Any tips on how to treat this?

I have this burning sensation under my fingernail bed to the point where it turned a reddish green. Any tips on how to treat this?

Possible nail bed: Infection. See PCP asap for proper diagnosis and antibiotics if needed. Goal is to treat asap and prevent possible spread into finger/hand. ...Read more

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My scalp has been really itchy recently and every time I scratch it, white and black specks appear on my fingernails. What is it and how treated?

My scalp has been really itchy recently and every time I scratch it, white and black specks appear on my fingernails. What is it and how treated?

Dermatitis: The scales are likely from skin scales (older one tends to be darker). You need to find what is causing the itching. As a starter, the hair preparation used (especially something introduced recently). But there are also other causes for scalp itching. - consider a derm consult if you can't solve the puzzle yourself. ...Read more

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Fingernail falling off secondary to sucking his thumb he is 22 months old. How to make sure another nail will grow in and tips to help stop sucking.?

Fingernail falling off secondary to sucking his thumb he is 22 months old. How to make sure another nail will grow in and tips to help stop sucking.?

Don't worry: Not uncommon at this age, don't even try to stop it, it will grow back. My son did this and has a normal, although spoon shaped nail, but he is doing well in college. ...Read more

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My toddler son's fingernails are separating from his fingers on three fingers. He has eczama. What has caused this and how can we treat it/prevent it?

My toddler son's fingernails are separating from his fingers on three fingers. He has eczama. What has caused this and how can we treat it/prevent it?

Exzema=food allergy: Although it appears as though eczema is a skin condition, a common cause is some type of food allergy. Common offenders include dairy, gmo soy, wheat/barley/rye (cereals) and gmo corn. Gmo stands for genetically modified organism. I would try to eliminate these foods for 3 weeks and see if you get any positive outcomes. For me gluten is a real problem found in wheat, barley, malt, rye & oats. ...Read more

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My fingernails are separating from their nailbeds. I suspect it's trauma-related (I work on a keyboard majority of my day) as well as a fungus of some sort (it started after my last gel manicure). Can I treat it at home? If so, how?

My fingernails are separating from their nailbeds. I suspect it's trauma-related (I work on a keyboard majority of my day) as well as a fungus of some sort (it started after my last gel manicure). Can I treat it at home? If so, how?

Get That Checked Out: Johanna
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I doubt your working on your keyboard daily would harm your fingers/nails in that way. Manicure, maybe.
Fungal infection? - difficult to ascertain this without sseing your nails/fingers.
It will be best to get it checked out soonest - your nearest pharmacist or GP.
All of the best.
Get well soon ...Read more

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What causes ridges in fingernails and how can I treat them? Not all of my nails have ridges. Is this a result of a vitamin or mineral deficiency?

What causes ridges in fingernails and how can I treat them? Not all of my nails have ridges. Is this a result of a vitamin or mineral deficiency?

Nail ridges: There are many types of nail findings. Ridges can be a chronic illness, anemia, kidney disease, skin diseases, or arthritis problems the treatment is to cure the illness and the nails will get better. ...Read more

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For over 4yrs I have taken a full course of sporanox (itraconazole) and applied daktarin tinkcha, am now using ciclopirox to treat my fingernail fungus?

For over 4yrs I have taken a full course of sporanox (itraconazole) and applied daktarin tinkcha, am now using ciclopirox to treat my fingernail fungus?

Sample to lab.: Nail fungus can be very difficult to cure 100%. You may want a doctor to test the nail by taking a sample and sending it to a lab to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, if 4 years of antifungals did not work to improve the nails. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat fingernail biting, lip biting, and knuckle cracking?

What can I do to treat fingernail biting, lip biting, and knuckle cracking?

Hypnosis: Find a practioner who can do clinical hypnosis and teach you hoe stop these habits. ...Read more

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How can you treat a torn off finger nail?

How can you treat a torn off finger nail?

As a wound: This will heal best if covered with an emollient such as aquaphor, vaseline, etc. Or a bandage. Some years ago, our mothers and grandmothers told us that we should "leave it open to get oxygen." more recent studies have shown that wounds heal better covered. ...Read more

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Why do my finger nails keep falling off?

Why do my finger nails keep falling off?

Don't know: Anonychia (Absence of nails) can be due to a number of causes such as: Anonychia congenita, Ectodermal defect Ichthyosis Allergic contact dermatitis Raynaud's phenomenon Trauma Lichen planus Exfoliative dermatitis & Epidermolysis bullosa.
Recommend dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do my finger nails keep falling off? What do I do?

Why do my finger nails keep falling off? What do I do?

Many possibilites: Trauma and fungal nail infections are common reasons that nails may fall off. ...Read more

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How do you treat a finger nail bruise?

How do you treat a finger nail bruise?

Subungal hematoma: Abrise under the nail is called subungal hematoma and can be very painful as there is collection of blood under the nail and there is no outlet. Nail looks black and blue. If there is not much pain than the blood will eventually get absorped in your body by itself and needs no treatment
but if there is intense pain than a hole is drilled through the nail to relieve the pressure. ...Read more

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What is the very best way to clean/treat a cracked finger nail?

What is the very best way to clean/treat a cracked finger nail?

Soap and water: And occasionally superglue can be used or it could just be let alone to grow out. Fingernail hurt are very visible and seems to bother popel by the idea of an injury as it is so ssenstive but many get better by doing nothing. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kind of doctors treat splitting & brittle (scratched) finger nails?

Dermatologists: Often referred to as onychoschezia. Try biotin supplementation and oil twice daily rubbed into the nail. Check blood tests to rule out thyroid abnormality and anemia. ...Read more

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Some insect is biting the soft skin next to finger nail at night. How can I treat this?

Some insect is biting the soft skin next to finger nail at night. How can I treat this?

Check the bed: For bed bugs. If you look in the seams of the mattress, you might be able to see the bugs. If you are not talking about bites in the bed, then use an insect repellent on your hands at night. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a fungal infection under your finger nail?

What can you do to treat a fungal infection under your finger nail?

We can try!: Nail 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 more