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Subungual melanoma: nail bed discoloration or nail plate? My nail plate has a horizontal band 1/2cm across but skin underneath is normal. Confused

Subungual melanoma: nail bed discoloration or nail plate? My nail plate has a horizontal band 1/2cm across but skin underneath is normal. Confused

See a doctor: Your nail needs to be examined by your doctor, preferably by a dermatologist. After examination you will be guided further. A close watch for change in the size of discoloration or the skin around will guide the doctor further. Keep good photographs to detect changes over time(weekly). Good luck ...Read more

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Toe nail injury -- nail attached, but nail bed exposed. What's the best treatment?

Toe nail injury -- nail attached, but nail bed exposed. What's the best treatment?

Bandaid and topical: The best treatment would be to get the wound assessed by a doctor. With that said if the there are no lacerations in the nail bed and the rest of the nail is attached firmly, no treatment would be necessary except for maybe a bandaid with topical antibiotic cream for a few days. If the nail is loose it may need to be taken off by a doctor or it may fall off on its own soon. ...Read more

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What is nail avulsion?

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What is nail avulsion?

Torn from bed: An avulsion injury refers to something being torn away. In the case of a nail avulsion, the nail is torn away from its bed. It's pretty painful! ...Read more

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Thickening toe nails?

Thickening toe nails?

Maybe fungus?: When patients (and many non-dermatologist physicians) see this problem they automatically assume it's a fungal infection but this is only true about 50% of the time. There are several other non-infectious causes of thickened nails including psoriasis, chronic friction/trauma, and hereditary causes. See a dermatologist who may want to take a sample of the nails for a fungal culture and/or biopsy. ...Read more

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Lattice corneal dystrophy treatment for what?

Lattice corneal dystrophy treatment for what?

Lattice dystrophy Tx: Treatment for lattice dystrophy includes close followup with an eye doctor to monitor vision and to treat associates corneal disease (deposits, recurrent erosions, etc). ...Read more

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What cures fungal foot nail infection?

What cures fungal foot nail infection?

Nail fungus: You would be most likely to have success with an oral or paint on antifungal medication prescribed by your physician/ podiatrist or dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Whats fuchs's corneal dystrophy?

Whats fuchs's corneal dystrophy?

Fuchs: Fuchs is a disease of the inner layer of the cornea. In some pts, this layer fails over time and the cornea can become swollen. When the cornea is swollen, the patient can experience vision loss. Additionally, some patient's with Fuchs' get a plaque or membrane in their central corneal causing vision decline. In these instances, surgery such as DSEK (partial corneal transplantation) is helpful ...Read more

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Do vertical nail ridges grow out?

Do vertical nail ridges grow out?

Fingernail Ridges: Vertical fingernail ridges fingernail ridges are not always a health concern. There is a distinction between vertical and horizontal fingernail ridges. Vertical ridges are normal and are not a sign of any medical health concern. They extend from the base of your fingernail to the tip in an aligned and orderly positioning. They appear more prominently with age. ...Read more

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What toe nail fungus treatment is good?

What toe nail fungus treatment is good?

Fungus: Personally I do not prescribe the oral meds as their safety profile just isn't good enough. I use topicals and laser with good success ...Read more

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Can torn nails cause ingrown toenail?

Can torn nails cause ingrown toenail?

Es: As the ragged toenail grows out it gets caught in the skin and becomes ingrown. ...Read more

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Difference between nail disorder and a nail disease?

Not sure: I'm not sure what your question is asking, but i suppose either disorder or disease can be used to describe particular nail changes. Is there any particular condition you are concerned about? ...Read more

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What causes finger and thumb nail fungus ?

What causes finger and thumb nail fungus ?

Nail fungus answers: Nail fungus (both finger- and toe-nail) is caused most often by fungal organisms that like skin, also known as dermatophytes. It is less commonly caused by yeasts. It takes a long time to treat it, but it can be successfully and safely resolved with both medicines by mouth and specialized lasers. These 2 may be combined in difficult cases, and topical medicines may also be needed. ...Read more

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Toenail fungus in diabetics ?

Toenail fungus in diabetics ?

Diabetes nail fungus: Diabetes affects the whole body, especially the microcirculation. When circulation to feet is compromised, & especially if blood sugar isn't well controlled, fungus can infect nail bed & thrive. Topical treatments are little help. Oral antifungals work but take months & may irritate liver. A podiatrist can offer additional options. Prevention & glucose control are keys. ...Read more

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Ingrown toe nail slight swelling - is that ok?

Ingrown toe nail slight swelling - is that ok?

Typical: It is common to have swelling associated with and ingrown toenail. See a podiatrist for this problem that can be addresses by an in office procedure. ...Read more

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