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Thyroid problem? I've noticed my toenails have literally fallen off from the bed without trauma. Also my fingernails are lifting from the bed as well

Thyroid problem? 
I've noticed my toenails have literally fallen off from the bed without trauma. Also my fingernails are lifting from the bed as well

You nailed it.: There are a multitude of conditions that can cause toenails to become brittle, thickened, break off and even lift off from the nail bed. Both hypo and hyper thyroidism are included in the list of conditions. of course, there are a whole lot of other symptoms associated with both of these conditions. If you feel that you might have a thyroid condition you should follow up with your family doctor. ...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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Can vitamin deficiency cause nails to pull away from the nail bed?

Can vitamin deficiency cause nails to pull away from the nail bed?

Vitamin deficiency: Yes, consider a and d deficiency as the likely culprit, however, some minerals also could be the cause, as well as metabolic disease. ...Read more

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Why are my toenails curling upwards away from the nail bed? I cut them straight, but they don't change

Why are my toenails curling upwards away from the nail bed? I cut them straight, but they don't change

We don't always know: The why, just what to do. So i would keep them short. If there is any sign of fungus, i'd try and kill the fungus, . ...Read more

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Hip injuries from falling down on indoor-outdoor carpet?

Hip injuries from falling down on indoor-outdoor carpet?

Several: You could have a bruise or contusion, a fracture, or bursitis to name a few. ...Read more

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My 20 mth sons big toenail fell off & his other big toe is lifting from nailbed. No trauma, fungus ruled out, nails are flat/spoon. Ideas on causes?

My 20 mth sons big toenail fell off & his other big toe is lifting from nailbed.  No trauma, fungus ruled out, nails are flat/spoon.  Ideas on causes?

See below: Onycholysis is the separation of the nail plate from the nail bed. It can be caused by local problems like periungual warts or fungus (onychomycosis), but the most common reason for separation is trauma. However, some systemic diseases can cause this like psoriasis and hyperthyroidism. Have your pediatrician look into these possibilities. ...Read more

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8 month old got debris from hardwood flooring - not actually wood but hardened top coat- lodged between nail and nail bed. Attempt to remove from dr who used nail bed raiser just pushed it further. Can I just let it grow out? No pain.

8 month old got debris from hardwood flooring - not actually wood but hardened top coat- lodged between nail and nail bed. Attempt to remove from dr who used nail bed raiser just pushed it further. Can I just let it grow out? No pain.

Options: One option may be letting it work its way out if there is no infection., The other is to have it surgically removed by creating a small V in the nail and directly removing it in an exposed position.. Forceps have a tendency to advance foreign bodies. Keep the area clean and make sure immunizations are current. All the best. ...Read more

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Will leg exercises in bed with ankle weights while on bed rest be helpful and keep legs from getting so weak?

Will leg exercises in bed with ankle weights while on bed rest be helpful and keep legs from getting so weak?

Probably yes.: Although I am unaware of a study of this, it makes sense and merits a formal study; many bedridden people might benefit from this idea. The exercise likely would not only help prevent weakness, but also help prevent venous blood clots. ...Read more

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Could getting acrylic nails help with nail biting and cuticle picking habits?

Could getting acrylic nails help with nail biting and cuticle picking habits?

It's possible.: Try it and see. Get a manicure and pretty polish. Notice how good nails look and see if it helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop disfigured nail growth from repeatedly biting and picking whole nails off with bleeding. My nails only grow on tip of finger?

Is it possible to develop disfigured nail growth from repeatedly biting and picking whole nails off with bleeding. My nails only grow on tip of finger?

Yes: You have likely damaged the nail beds, which is where the nail growth comes from. Damage to these can result in disfigured nails. This is usually permanent, but see your doctor to be sure. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I keep from burning while tanning in a tanning bed?

How can I keep from burning while tanning in a tanning bed?

Avoidance: Tanning beds can pose a serious potential threat to health (skin cancer). Recommend that you avoid them altogether. Take care. ...Read more

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My big toe has several vertical lines close together in nail bed w/brown discoloration, wore snug boots recently, over time resolve/heal or biopsy?

My big toe has several vertical lines close together in nail bed w/brown discoloration, wore snug boots recently, over time resolve/heal or biopsy?

Nail: It could be a vitamin prob, fungus or damage from trauma. Best to get it checked. Simple sample of nails may be enough for biopsy. Your local podiatrist will know. ...Read more

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I dig my nails into my skin while sleeping causing scratches and gouges ?

I dig my nails into my skin while sleeping causing scratches and gouges ?

GOUGING/SCRATCHING: IF THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SOME TIME, YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR DOCTOR WITH ALL DELIBERATE SPEED! ...Read more

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'my arms and hands fall asleep after weight lifting?

'my arms and hands fall asleep after weight lifting?

Get examined: Sounds like u may have early carpal tunnel syndrome(pinching of median nerve @wrist).Gripping and re-gripping the bar w/ wt.Lifting could be irritating the nerve.Do your hands hurt @night?See your physician for exam(best to come in right after u wt.Lift)..Good luck! ...Read more

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My moms big toenail fell off due to onychomycosis (fungus). How can she prevent the toenail from growing back with fungus again? No pills .

My moms big toenail fell off due to onychomycosis (fungus). How can she prevent the toenail from growing back with fungus again? No pills .

Try Vick's: There is some evidence that applying vick's vapo-rub to the toenails nightly at bedtime may help keep fungus away and/or treat cases. Rub a small amount of vick's on each toenail and under the nail nightly. ...Read more

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