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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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What defisence causes soft toe nails?

What defisence causes soft toe nails?

See derm: There can be many causes for this. See your dermatologist for the answer. ...Read more

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Why do you get ingrown toe nails?

Why do you get ingrown toe nails?

Many reasons: It could be from injury it could be from cutting your nails incorrectly, it could be from tight socks or tight shoes. ...Read more

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How do you treat ingrown toe nails?

How do you treat ingrown toe nails?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more

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What causes ingrown toe-nails to form?

What causes ingrown toe-nails to form?

Reasons for ingrowns: This annoying condition is usually the result of clipping the corners of the big toenails so deeply and sharply that a small sharp fragment of nail is left. As the nail grows, this sharp spear is jabbed into the nail-fold, breaking the skin and instantly becoming a foreign body. The body attacks, and the rest is history. Treatment consists of removing the fold of skin and the spear. ...Read more

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Can paint thinner cause black toe nails?

It can contribute: Pain thinner directly would not cause the discoloration but thinning out of the nail plate due to the chemicals could cause the toenails to become vulnerable to infection by fungus, yeast or bacteria. ...Read more

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Why would finger and toe nails fall off?

Why would finger and toe nails fall off?

Many causes: Trauma, fungal infections, rarely vascular disease and more. Make an appointment with your doctor for an evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can ingrown toe nails resolve on their own?

Can ingrown toe nails resolve on their own?

Not usually: Most toenails require help to grow out or will need removal. ...Read more

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How do I remove fungus in feet and toe nails?

Oral antifungal: There are many different options including topicals, oral antifungals, and lasers. The most effective treatments are oral antifungals such as sporanox, lamisil, (terbinafine) Diflucan and can have an 80-90% efficacy rate after 3 months. Topical creams have a much lower cure rate (40%) and have to be applied for 9 months. Lasers are also effective but there hasn't been a great amount of research in this area. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat ingrown toe nails?

What are some ways to treat ingrown toe nails?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more

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Quickest way to cure fungus infected toe nails?

Quickest way to cure fungus infected toe nails?

No quick way: There is no quick way. Because of the slow rate of nail growth most treatments take up to a year whether topical or oral medication. ...Read more

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Approximately how many calories do toe nails have?

Approximately how many calories do toe nails have?

Not enough: There are not enough calories, or other nutrients present to make them a part of any diet. ...Read more

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Both of my big toes have ingrown toe nails, what should I do?

Both of my big toes have ingrown toe nails, what should I do?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more

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How come I have an urge to put pressure on the big toe nails?

How come I have an urge to put pressure on the big toe nails?

Specifics: Can you be a little more specific? What part of big toe outside? Tip of toe? Some do it because they are compensating for another issue or from intoeing gait. ...Read more

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How can I lighten my toe nails which, with age, have become yellow?

I would recommend: Determining if they are yellow secondary to fungus or not. If they are an antifungal treatment would be recommended. If no fungus is present, there are bleaching agents that may help. ...Read more

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I have sharp pains under my finger and toe nails specially at night?

I have sharp pains under my finger and toe nails specially at night?

Sharp pains: In digits at night can be due to nerve impingement or conditions such as neuropathy. See your doctor or neurologist. Also check to see if you are a diabetic. ...Read more

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Is there an easy and fast way to take care of cracks in big toe nails?

Cracked nails: I would try a cream or lotion for dry skin otc you may also have an infection of your nails that would need to be checked by a specialist see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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My toe nails on both feet are getting black, starting from thesides. What should I do?

My toe nails on both feet are getting black, starting from thesides. What should I do?

Many possibilities: It could be a fungus or mold infection, bruising, melanoma, etc. See a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Got my two big toe nails taken out last week but my toes are red. Should I be worried? Help

It's not unusual: But it's a good idea to make sure they aren't infected. Usually, you see the doc in follow up and they can check them at that point in time. Follow your post nail avulsion instructions. If any doubt call your doc. ...Read more

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Why do my toe nails grow VERY slow? They don't chip, crack, fray, aren't dry.... I don't get it.

Why do my toe nails grow VERY slow? They don't chip, crack, fray, aren't dry.... I don't get it.

Toenails are slow: Growing taking on average 5-6 months to grow out. If it is taking even longer consider checking diet, adding supplements, or seeing dermatologist or podiatrist ...Read more

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Why would my toe nails turn orange? They look like I painted them but only half way down. Also the inside of my socks turn a little orange.

Hello,: Hello, when I first looked at your question I thought about fungus. However, if your sock is also turning orange that makes me wonder about coloring agents. Sometimes, you can absorb dyes that are are used to color your shoes. If your nails are pressing against the shoe directly, I am reasoning that both the nail and sock could absorb color (especially if the shoe became wet). I see that you do not have a specialty noted. I will tab this for podiatry, as one of the podiatrists may also have ideas about this. ...Read more

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Whenever I press the flesh at my big toe, there will be pain as it feels like the nails poking on my toe. Is it a symptom for in grown toenail?

Whenever I press the flesh at my big toe, there will be pain as it feels like the nails poking on my toe. Is it a symptom for in grown toenail?

Possibly: Is the pain along side of the toenail? Is it red, swollen, warm? If that is the case then there is an infection associated with an ingrown nail. Otherwise it may be just an ingrown toenail from a curved or wide nail plate. I recommend you see a local podiatrist who sees this on a daily basis. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more