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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 line on my toe nail?

Black line on my toe nail?

Could be: A normal variant, blood, fungus, melanoma. The concern would be melanoma and hence should be checked out. ...Read more

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Why is black under my toe nail?

Why is black under my toe nail?

Black toenail: A number of things can make a toenail/portion of the toenail look black: fungal infections, blood under nail, certain medications, inflammatory conditions. With meds, most/all nails are involved. Moles/freckles in the nail growth center (matrix) give linear pigmented brown or black streaks, so can melanoma. If the discoloration of the nail is new, please see your dermatologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do about my black toe nail?

What to do about my black toe nail?

See a podiatrist: If you injured the toenail and it is now black, it is probabley from blood under the toenail. If it is painful, you should have the blood drained. It should be looked at by a podiatrist to determine what to do. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix a bad toe nail?

What can I do to fix a bad toe nail?

Toe nail: Depends what caused the condition. If fungal it would need to treated with an anti-fungal medication or with some type of debridement. The nail may have injured in the past and need surgical correction. An ingrown nail may cause a local infection and should be removed by podiatrist. ...Read more

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Why does my toe nail hurt constantly ?

Why does my toe nail hurt constantly ?

Location, location..: The location of the pain would help. Side(s) pain usually means the nail is ingrown. When the central part is painful, then there could be something growing under the nail. This growth can cause pressure on the nail bed which can make the nail plate seem to hurt. To remove all doubt, have your toe evaluated. ...Read more

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In what ways can I remove my toe nail?

See a doctor.: I would not recommend removing your own toenail. If you've had a trauma to the nail and it is lifting, and bruised or bleeding underneath, see a doctor to make sure you have not broken the bone beneath the nail. If the nail is ingrown or painful, your doctor can numb your toe and remove it in the office, in a controlled environment. I never recommend self-administered "bathroom surgery"! ...Read more

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Why does my toe nail look blue underneath?

Get it checked: A dark discoloration under the toenail can be as innocent as a bruise or as serious as skin cancer. If it does not appear to be dried blood under the nail, it may need to be biopsied. ...Read more

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What does a black line on my toe nail mean?

Fungus or trauma: This could also be nail fungus or past trauma to the nail matrix causing discoloration of the nail form the point of trauma. ...Read more

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