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On my brothers he has ingrow nail how to treat it?

He needs to trim the: Nail edges or he can see a podiatrist for good evaluation and treatment.Best wishes! http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001237.Htm. ...Read more

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I have an ingrow nail in my big toe, my question is can be cut with anesthesia?

Yes: The surgeon can either use local anesthesia with sedation, or may elect to use general anesthesia if the ingrown toenail is large. ...Read more

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Had surgery for a ingrow toe nail it has been six month wound won't heal?

Had surgery for a ingrow  toe nail it has been six month wound won't heal?

Something is wrong: Gosh, why wait sooooo long? What has gone on during that period of time....this is way too long of a time period for this to be going on. Did it heal and then perhaps come back?mor never healed? Did the doctor attempt to redo the procedure? Sometimes nail spicule is left behind, or a cyst develops.....you need to get this fixed. I'd also get xrays to make sure no bone involvement. ...Read more

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Black strips on nails?

Black strips: Splinter hemorhages are the most common then followed by melanonychia. ...Read more

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How fast do nails grow?

How fast do nails grow?

3-12 months: Fingernails typically grow out completely in 3-6 months and toenails in 6-12 months. ...Read more

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What causes rippled nails?

What causes rippled nails?

Verticle Nail Ridges: Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about. Vertical nail ridges extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical nail ridges often become more numerous or prominent with age, possibly due to variations in cell turnover within the nail. If your fingernails change color or you develop horizontal nail ridges, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do my nails grow down?

Why do my nails grow down?

Difficult to say: There are many changes that can occur with the nails. Many can be benign but some changes (downward curling being one of them) can be a sign of systemic disease, particularly lung disease. You should see you primary care doctor and possibly a dermatologist to help determine what is going on. ...Read more

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What do ridged nails mean?

What do ridged nails mean?

Maybe normal but...: Nail ridges (vertical) are frequently normal, but horizontal ridging may suggest psoriasis, which may olny appear on the nails. If concerned, see your pcp, dermatologist, or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What causes nail clubbing?

What causes nail clubbing?

Many causes`: There are many causes of nail clubbing. The most common is lung disease, then heart disease, gastrointestinal (as malabsorbtion), liver disease (cirrhosis), thyroid and even a congenital born defect called eisenmenger syndrome. ...Read more