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Is it dangerous to my health to leave a diseased nail untreated?

Is it dangerous to my health to leave a diseased nail untreated?

Depends: I am not sure what you mean by diseased, but you must mean a fungal infection of the nail. I am of the belief that any infection on your body is not healthy. I may be good to see a podiatrist on this and get his opinion. Since the nail grows so slow, medications have to be taken for a long time to treat the problem. ...Read more

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I have terry nails, but not anemic nor do i have liver issues. And not malnourished. What could this be?

I have terry nails, but not anemic nor do i have liver issues. And not malnourished. What could this be?

TERRYS NAILS: ARE YOU IN GOOD HEALTH OTHERWISE? NO DIABETES? NO HEART PROBLEMS? ANY THYROID PROBLEMS? YOUR INTERNIST MAY HAVE AN ANSWER FOR YOU. A GOOD PHYSICAL EXAM PLUS BLOOD WORK MAY TELL YOU OF ANY PROBLEM . . . BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Liver dysfunction and fungal nail! how to get rid of it! thanks!?

Liver dysfunction and fungal nail! how to get rid of it! thanks!?

Laser: If you have liver problems so that you can't take oral antifungal agents, laser is likely your best option. ...Read more

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I am also suffering with nails problem they are becoming thin does this problem is related with fatty liver grade2 I found it by sonography test ones?

I am also suffering with nails problem they are becoming thin does this problem is related with fatty liver grade2 I found it by sonography test ones?

Brittle nails: May be nutritional deficiency iron, zinc . Food intolerences like gluten sensitivity can impact as there is poor nutrition.Psoriasis has nail abnormalities as well . Liver disease can impact on nails, through malnutrition and other factors - i.e people with psoriasis are a risk for fatty liver. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nail-abnormalities/pages/Introduction.aspx ...Read more

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Are yellow nails a sign of liver "failure" or an "inflamed" one?

Usually not: Usually in liver failure the whites of the eyes are the first to change color, but best checked with a simple lab test. See your physician. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a nail fungal infection that won't ruin my liver?

Nail Laser: The best treatment for fungal nails without harming your liver is utilizing laser therapy (cutera for example) with topical (formula 3) and finally placing all your shoes in a steri-shoe. ...Read more

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My nails have gradually turned white with a dark pink strip at the tip. Tests have ruled out liver complication and no kidney infection.now what??

My nails have gradually turned white with a dark pink strip at the tip.  Tests have ruled out liver complication and no kidney infection.now what??

Dermatologist: If your doctor has done blood tests to make sure that your liver and kidney function are normal then the next step would be to see a dermatologist to see if there is some underlying skin condition in the nail beds causing the discoloration. I hope you find an answer soon. ...Read more