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Dr. Joseph Newman
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Nail Diseases (Overview)

Nail diseases include infectious and traumatic causes of damage to the nails and underlying structures.


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Do you recommend any home remedies for nail diseases?

Do you recommend any home remedies for nail diseases?

It depends: It depends if the nail disease is an infection, injury or other issue. Very general guidelines is to keep your feet clean, your nails trimmed straight across and not too short or too long, and to use cleaned instruments you can safely and comfortably use. I can answer this question better if it is a little more specific and descriptive to the nail issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Newman
222 doctors shared insights

Nail Diseases (Overview)

Nail diseases include infectious and traumatic causes of damage to the nails and underlying structures.


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Will biting your nails cause gum disease and diabetes?

Will biting your nails cause gum disease and diabetes?

No: Gum ideas ie caused by bacteria present in the mouth together w/ poor home care, lack of good brushing and flossing, genetic predisposition, and local irritants, such as smoking. Diabetes is caused by a problem in your pancreas where you do not produce enough insulin. ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Tip)

Improving Nail Health

What conditions can present as nail abnormalities? ...See more

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Treating Nail Fungus (Checklist)

Thin out thickened toe nails and keep nails short
Monthly
Apply topical antifungal
Once
Avoid sharing personal nail care instruments
Once
Avoid tight shoes
Once
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Does disappearance of nail clubbing mean underlying disease is getting cured?

Does disappearance of nail clubbing mean underlying disease is getting cured?

Less likely : I strongly doubt it because clubbing is normally do chronic long-term respiratory cardiac issues like emphysema to name one. Unless you had a heart transplant etc ...Read more

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Are the pills my doctor prescribed to treat my nail disease dangerous?

Are the pills my doctor prescribed to treat my nail disease dangerous?

They need monitoring: Im assuming you mean anti fungal pills. Most commonly they can cause liver problems in some folks, so it is recommended you get baseline labs and then have blood drawn periodically while on them to monitor for any problems. ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Tip)

Improving Nail Health

Do I have psoriasis or eczema. Both conditions contribute to nail problems! ...See more

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Overcoming Nail Biting (Checklist)

Trim & file your nails daily
Daily
Carry a file with you to deal with snags as soon as possible
Once
Get a weekly manicure
Weekly
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Which doctor treats onychomycosis and /or fungal nail diseases in general?

Which doctor treats onychomycosis and /or fungal nail diseases in general?

Dermatologist: Onychomycosis hands and feet could be treated by a dermatologist, if toe nails are your only problem then you could be treated by your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter treatments for nail diseases that are effective?

Are there any over-the-counter treatments for nail diseases that are effective?

Nail diseases: I believe that Lamisil (terbinafine) cream- trademark is somewhat effective for nail fungus. That is what i think you are referring to... But there are many nail diseases, including those due to heredity, trauma, bacteria, and autoimmune diseases, even lung diseases. Please consult a dermatologist regarding the proper diagnosis and treatment of your particular nall ailment. Good luck. ...Read more

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