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Can a nail fungus spread to other, uninfected, nails?

Can a nail fungus spread to other, uninfected, nails?

Nail fungus spread: Since nail fungus is spread by direct contact, it is very likely that this can spread from one nail to another especially on the same foot. When treating nail fungus, i recommend treating all nails. Healthy nails should be treated in addition to the infected nails in order to prevent spread of the fungus. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my nails naturally?

How can I strengthen my nails naturally?

Try Biotin: Try taking biotin 3-5000 ug daily. Silica supplements may help also. Finally, be sure not to disturb your cuticle and avoid harsh chemicals. ...Read more

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How do I make my nails stronger? Mine break easily...

How do I make my nails stronger? Mine break easily...

See your doctor 1st: Brittle nails can be due to some very treatable medical conditions. Hormonal issues, such as a thyroid disorders, can lead to brittle nails. Discuss this with your family doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes rippled nails?

What causes rippled nails?

Verticle Nail Ridges: Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about. Vertical nail ridges extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical nail ridges often become more numerous or prominent with age, possibly due to variations in cell turnover within the nail. If your fingernails change color or you develop horizontal nail ridges, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and i bite my nails since 4 how do I stop? Does this effect my health in any way? Why?

I'm 18 and i bite my nails since 4 how do I stop? Does this effect my health in any way? Why?

BITING NAILS: It is not healthy to see an adult bite nails. It is loaded with infection that goes directly to your mouth. Guess you are always sick. Strep throat causes heart problem. Take care of your health by washing your hands frequently. Get busy so you will forget biting your nails. ...Read more

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What to do if I step on a nail?

What to do if I step on a nail?

Tetanus and clean: First you must update your tetanus status. Next the area needs to be cleaned and any foreign material needs to be removed (what did the nail go through? Shoes? Socks?) any foreign material may lead to infection. Lastly the area needs to be protected and the less pressure on it, the better. ...Read more

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How can I treat the vertical lines on my nails?

How can I treat the vertical lines on my nails?

Diagnosis first: These lines may be normal or they may not be. You could have and infection in your nail bed by a bacteria or a fungus. For this, you would need specific treatment and follow up. It could be due to trauma or illness. Certain skin condtions can cause this, such as psoriasis. If concerned, see a dermatologist for a nail exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Iv a cut under my nail in my tumb. It was cut when I cut my nail the skin came whit it. How long will it take to heal?

Iv a cut under my nail in my tumb.  It was cut when I cut my nail the skin came whit it. How long will it take to heal?

Cut under nail : Should heal in a few days unless it is deeper , it will take more than a week. Make sure it is not getting infected. See physician if swollen, tender , with fever pussy. ...Read more

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I stepped on a nail and it started to turn black around it. What's happening?

I stepped on a nail and it started to turn black around it. What's happening?

Infection: Your wound is possibly getting infected. At the very least, you likely have a blood blister. Nevertheless, you need to see your doctor right away to make sure it's not infected and also to get a tetanus shot if you haven't had one recently. ...Read more

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