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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Got my nails done yesterday and the machine used slightly cut into nail bed. Should I be conceded for diseases?

Got my nails done yesterday and the machine used slightly cut into nail bed. Should I be conceded for diseases?

Just make sure you: keep the broken skin clean (with hydrogen peroxide), covered with topical (like aquaphor or vainly) and covered with bandaid to prevent infection. If area becomes more red, hot or painful over next week, see dermatologist as paronychia can follow. ...Read more

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My nails seem to be seperating from the nail bed, first one and now two others are starting, what is it? Fungus?

It MAY be...: The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured. It is "managed" by a number of modalities, but it can always come back in the future. Oral antifungal medicines (lamisil), topical medications (formula 3), laser therapy, surgical removal, homeopathic applications (tea tree oil). Talk to a podiatrist for what will be best and most effective for you. ...Read more

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Why do the tips of my nails fall off? I do not bit nor chew them but if they grow longer than my nail bed they fall/peel off. Or a layer will come off

Why do the tips of my nails fall off? I do not bit nor chew them but if they grow longer than my nail bed they fall/peel off. Or a layer will come off

Nail splitting: Nail splitting (brittle nail syndrome, onychoschizia) has many possible causes. It may be due to frequent wetting and drying of the hands, use of nail cosmetics and filing (hardeners, polish, polish removers/solvents), nail procedures, occupational exposure to chemicals, injury, other medical problems, medical problems, malnutrition certain skin diseases and medications. ...Read more

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Significance of dips in nail bed?

Significance of dips in nail bed?

Depends: Depends on what you mean by "dips." if you have little hollowed-out pits or craters, these could be part of a skin inflammation such as psoriasis. ...Read more

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Why are my nails separating from the nail bed?

Why are my nails separating from the nail bed?

Many possible: Reasons. A fungal infection is probably the most common. Visit a podiatrist if it occurs on the feet or dermatologist if on hands or feet. ...Read more

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Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

A cicatrix is a scar. Scars normally form after any wound to the body's tissues, but abnormally thick or large scars on the ...Read more