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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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Big toe nail is green w/purple&black bruising by cuticle. I dropped a table on it. Broken? Bruised? Will I lose my nail? Full range of motion, hurts!

Big toe nail is green w/purple&black bruising by cuticle. I dropped a table on it. Broken? Bruised? Will I lose my nail? Full range of motion, hurts!

Wish I had: My x-ray glasses with me but there is only one way to distinguish between broken and not. You may or may not lose the toenail. Hard to tell from this end. Let your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Why is my big toe nail black?

Hematoma or melanoma: Most likely it is a hematoma or blood but there are rare cases of skin cancer, although very unusual in your age group.

If you did not injure it you need to get it checked. ...Read more

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Why the big toe nail turn black?

Dried blood: Almost always it is because there was an injury causing bleeding under the nail. The dried blood will take months to grow out, the nail may fall off ...Read more

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How do you treat an ingrown big toe nail?

How do you treat an ingrown big toe nail?

Removal: Surgical removal is relatively easy in office procedure. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Ripped a bit of my big toe nail off. Is it going to get swollen?

Ripped a bit of my big toe nail off. Is it going to get swollen?

Possibly: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more

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How can I treat a grey area that has appeared on my big toe nail?

How can I treat a grey area that has appeared on my big toe nail?

Depends: The greay area could actually be blood, or it could be a fungus.
Best to see a podiatrist for diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat a cut on the corner of my big toe, beside me toe nail?

How to treat a cut on the corner of my big toe, beside me toe nail?

Read below: If this is a cut, not athletes foot fungus, I would put a very thin layer of neosporin ointmen and a bandaid to the area 2 times per day. After the cut heals, put vaseline on the area for a few days to make sure it does not break open. If this is red, swollen or infected, please see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a bruse under the big toe nail take to heal?

How long does it take for a bruse under the big toe nail take to heal?

Can take : Up to a year for the big toe nail to grow out fully. Have you had bruise checked? If not, do so. ...Read more

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My big toe nail is whitening. . Is that something I should be concerned with?

My big toe nail is whitening. . Is that something I should be concerned with?

Leukonychia: Possibly could be something called leukonychia. It's a harmless white discoloration of the nail caused by minor trauma to the nail during its development. I would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist or dermatologist to be on the safe side as many diseases can cause nail changes. ...Read more

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After wearing high heels a part of my big toe under nail turned purple, is this serious?

No: I sounds like you expeienced some bleeding under the toenail. It should grow out over a period. If it is painful it may need to be drained. ...Read more

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My big toe along the left side of the nail is purple and has green crusty discharge. What's wrong with my toe?

My big toe along the left side of the nail is purple and has green crusty discharge. What's wrong with my toe?

Paronychia: The description suggests a Paronychia, which is an ingrown toenail injuring the adjacent tissue and causing pain and infection. Mild forms often respond to warm compresses and home care but you should have a physician evaluate your condition as you may need antibiotics and possibly removal of part of nail. SEE:http://wb.md/1MgC1Ee ...Read more

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I have a friend who's big toe nail is about to come off. And she doesn't want anyone looking at her feet. What can I do to help?

Help without looking: I gather she will let you look! If it is almost off simlpy detach it where it is hanging and put on a bandaid if necessary. If it's not that simple just use a bandaid until it reaches that point or falls off. Seeing a podiatrist is probably her best bet. ...Read more

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My friend feel on my big toe now it's yellowish. What will happen? Will my toe nail grow back on it's on without me pulling it off?

My friend feel on my big toe now it's yellowish. What will happen? Will my toe nail grow back on it's on without me pulling it off?

Trauma: Can induce a thick or fungal toenail. You may want to visit a podiatrist for them to determine if the yellow discoloration is fungus or not. If it is you would want to treat that so it goes away and does not get worse. ...Read more

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Slight orange discolouration of my left big toe nail. Read that it can be the 1st sign of serious health issues?!? What causes this?

Fungus: Early fungal infection of nail. It is easily treated. At your stage............. Change your shocks every day. After cleaning, iron your shocks. Blow 30 secs of hot air into your shoes every day ( hair dryer). The fungus grows in a dark and moist place.......like inside of your shoe. Hope you do not have Family hx diabetes. With these measures the nail will grow back healthy. ...Read more

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I noticed a small dark spot underneath my big toe nail for weeks. It's not growing but still there. Is this something to be concerned about?

I noticed a small dark spot underneath my big toe nail for weeks. It's not growing but still there. Is this something to be concerned about?

Exam needed: A new dark spot under the nail can have several causes, including bruising from minor trauma and melanoma. More information and an examination are needed to sort this out. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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A small black dot on the side of big toe nail near the bed. About the size of the letter "o". No pain. Now another appearing. What could it be?

Best to Check.: Whenever small black dots start appearing, it is best to have them looked at by an experienced physician. Often times, they are nothing more than blood trapped under the skin, but to remove all doubt, check it out. ...Read more

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Whenever I press the flesh at my big toe, there will be pain as it feels like the nails poking on my toe. Is it a symptom for in grown toenail?

Possibly: Is the pain alongside of the toenail? Is it red, swollen, warm? If that is the case then there is an infection associated with an ingrown nail. Otherwise, it may be just an ingrown toenail from a curved or wide nail plate. I recommend you see a local podiatrist who sees this on a daily basis. ...Read more

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I have fungus on my big toe nail it's been there forma while now, but recently it started to hurt a lot I can't almost touch my toe, why is that?

Pressure on nail bed: Fungus of toenail can cause nail to become thick and hard, often with a significant amount of debri underneath nail. This can cause pressure on nail bed and hence pain: especially with shoes on. Sometimes this can get secondarily infected with bacteria. ...Read more

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For a month, the front of my big toe has been extremely sensitive. For two days, the front and side of my toe nail is visibly red. What should I do?

For a month, the front of my big toe has been extremely sensitive. For two days, the front and side of my toe nail is visibly red. What should I do?

Find Help: Sounds like an ingrown nail that may becoming infected. I don't know why it occurred in the last 2 days, but too short or tight shoes may have made it worse. You need the side of the nail that is red removed, soaking in warm water with Epsom salts will help, possibly antibiotics needed if redness is not resolved in a few days. ...Read more

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There r some small dips/uneven horizontal parts of my big toe nail. &slight pain/discomfort when pressed. All other nails feel normal. Is this serious?

BIG TOENAIL STRIPES: IS IT ONLY ON ONE GREAT TOENAIL?
IF ITS ONLY ON THE GREAT TOENAIL IT IS PROBABLY A RESULT OF TRAUMA.
NEW SHOES, PERHAPS?
YOU SHOE MAY BE TOO TIGHT.
CHECK WITH A PODIATRIST. . . ...Read more

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Why does my big toe nail alway break in half?

See below: It is probably thin and brittle. Try using a clear nail polish to help it grow out.
If still a problem see a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more