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My toe nail is completely gone. What should I do?

My toe nail is completely gone. What should I do?

Nothing: Nils that are completely gone for what ever reason seldom need any definative treatment other that watch, wait and treat locally if the need arises. ...Read more

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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How do I get rid of ingrown toe nail?

How do I get rid of ingrown toe nail?

Podiatrist: A podiatrist can remove the ingrown nail and evaluate the reason you may be getting it. There is a simple procedure that can be done to resolve the problem for good if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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I have a wart growing under my big toe nail?

I have a wart growing under my big toe nail?

Many ramdies to help: The common is salicylic acid (aspirin) and another agents available at the drug store. Cryotherapy also is very effective, burning the wart it self also very effective. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of an ingrown toe nail?

What are ways to get rid of an ingrown toe nail?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dark blood under big toe nail, any idea/concern?

Dark blood under big toe nail, any idea/concern?

Depends on the cause: If you injured the toe it will generally grow out in time. If there was no injury you should have it examined to be sure it is not a lesion under the nail which would need attention. ...Read more

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What to do if I got a bruise under the toe nail bed?

What to do if I got a bruise under the toe nail bed?

Bruise: If there is pain, have the blood drained if there is no pain there is nothing to do. If you are unsure see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure a toe nail foot fungus?

What is the best way to cure a toe nail foot fungus?

Toe nail fungus: Toe nail fungus can be treated in a variety of ways. There is no true cure, but there are some things that you can do. You can try to soak your feet in warm water and add two tablespoons of white vinegar and soak 20 minutes daily. If you don't like vinegar, use tea tree oil. ...Read more

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How is the best way to get rid of an ingrown toe nail?

How is the best way to get rid of an ingrown toe nail?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more

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How come the infected ingrown toe nail keeps coming back?

Because the nail: Grows back exactly in the same way each time. If the nail borders are curled in, when they get to be a certain length they cause pressure at the tip of the toe. Break through the skin and you get the infection. Cut back the nail and the infection clears, but its a matter of time before it grows back to where it was. Stop the problem by a matrixectomy procedure, usually performed in the office. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to get rid of an ingrown toe nail?

I need some tips on how to get rid of an ingrown toe nail?

Have a DPM check it: Chronic ingrown toenails are painful but put you at risk for developing infections. Self treatment can actually result in more damage to the underlying nail bed and result in creating more of a chronic problem. Consider having a podiatrist check it and remove either the part of the nail that is bothering you or the whole nail. This is an in-office procedure. ...Read more

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Black like bruise under big toe nail, should I be concerned?

Black like bruise under big toe nail, should I be concerned?

Possibly: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What can I do about a ingrown toe nail without going to a doc?

What can I do about a ingrown toe nail without going to a doc?

If it is infected: Or has penetrated the skin enough to make for a little drainage or pus, have it done professionally. It will hurt a lot less and heal much faster than if you go the do it yourself route. Don't be penny-wise and pound-foolish. ...Read more

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Why has my toe nail started to bruise after walking and hiking?

Why has my toe nail started to bruise after walking and hiking?

Check your shoe fit: Inappropriate shoe size (too big or too small) can cause significant problems. If your affected toe is repeatedly striking the inside of the shoe (too small), bruising and pain result. Shoes that are too big can allow your foot to slide to and fro within the shoe resulting in repetitive microtrauma to the toe as it repeatedly strikes the shoe. Appropriate socks (snug & breathable) are also helpful. ...Read more

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Help docs! My toe nail is partially bruised. How do I cure this?

Help docs! My toe nail is partially bruised. How do I cure this?

It will cure itself: It will take time to grow out so that you can trim away the damaged part. Remember it takes almost 1 year for a toenail to grow from base to tip of toe. ...Read more

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I have a thin black line on my thumb and big toe nail what is it?

I have a thin black line on my thumb and big toe nail what is it?

Likely bleeding: Under the nail. Since two nails are affected, it is likely that these are due to bleeding under the nails. Had it been only one nail, melanoma would have been a consideration. ...Read more

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Ingrown toe nail slight swelling? Do I soak it in hot water an hour?

Ingrown toe nail slight swelling? Do I soak it in hot water an hour?

Not for an hour.: And not in hot water. Soak in luke warm water and epsom salts for 15 minutes, cover with a bandaid, and see your podiatrist for a permanent solution as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What to do if I got my pinky toe-nail caught in a blanket, the toenail wasoff?

What to do if I got my pinky toe-nail caught in a blanket, the toenail wasoff?

See below: Clean the area and apply an antiseptic and bandaid to the are to protect infection. ...Read more

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What causes toe pain in nail and below the nail and in the joint below the toe nail?

What causes toe pain in nail and below the nail and in the joint below the toe nail?

Infection/.hematoma: May be infection or hematoma under nail plate extending further back under skin. A traumatic event can cause these symptoms; this can be from excessive shoe pressure or other form of repetative stress on area. ...Read more

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My friends big toe has an ingrown toe nail and is slightly infected what should she do?

My friends big toe has an ingrown toe nail and is slightly infected what should she do?

Infected toe nail: This is likely a paronychia. Your friend can soak her toe in warm epsom salts. Seeing her podiatrist would be a good option too. ...Read more

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Can there be an over-the-counter numbing medicine that could be used on an ingrown toe nail?

No: An ingrown nail undercuts the skin and usually is painful and can get infected. The pain is a warning that you have a problem. The nails need trimming to eliminate the sharp edge and very hot foot soaks can be helpful you podiatrist can assist in this and probably has a cure. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the importance of foot and toe nail care for a person with diabetes?

I was wondering what are the importance of foot and toe nail care for a person with diabetes?

Diabetes foot care: People with diabetes are at high risk for develop complications. Like circulatory problems, loss of sensation in their feet that can lead to infection. So proper foot care is very important. ...Read more

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Had hammertoe surgery on pinky toe 5 months ago...Pinky toe nail hurts still....Why is this...?

Had hammertoe surgery on pinky toe 5 months ago...Pinky toe nail hurts still....Why is this...?

Not related: Hammertoe surgery typically avoids the toenail area. There may be a problem with the nail itself. ...Read more

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A heavy bowl fell on my big toe, my toe nail is blue n green and throbbing, have I broke my toe?

A heavy bowl fell on my big toe, my toe nail is blue n green and throbbing, have I broke my toe?

No: Unless the injury is very severe the more common cause would be subungual hematoma. That is blood under the nail plate and is very painful. Go to an urgent care center or emergency room. The doctor can use electro cautery to make holes in the nail plate and express the blood out giving immediate relief. ...Read more

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Are there any diseases that I can catch if someone's toe nail hits my foot and causes my foot to bleed?

Are there any diseases that I can catch if someone's toe nail hits my foot and causes my foot to bleed?

Unlikely: Most small cuts like this are harmless. This will heal itself if you can keep it clean and dry. You may use a band-aid to protect it from further injury. Watch it for any infection (if it is red or oozing pus) ...Read more

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How to get rid of fungal toe nail my toe nail is very hard, I peel of the top off just to keep build up

How to get rid of fungal toe nail my toe nail is very hard, I peel of the top off just to keep build up

Have them evaluated.: There are topical and oral antifungal medications available for the treatment of nail fungus. Specialized lasers are also now available for treatment of fungal nail infections. Have your nails evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I just got surgery for ingrown toe nail and I don't think its healing properly. How do I know for sure?

I just got surgery for ingrown toe nail and I don't think its healing properly. How do I know for sure?

See your doctor: Go back to the doctor that removed the toenail and have it rechecked. ...Read more

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Vertical crack on small pinky toe nail. 1 third of it is loose. Is it safe to pull off and will it regrow?

Vertical crack on small pinky toe nail. 1 third of it is loose. Is it safe to pull off and will it regrow?

I hate that.: By pulling it off, you risk the chance of doing permanent damage to the nail root. This could cause a bigger issue than you already have. Try trimming the nail to a sensible length and applying a tape to hold the free edge down. As the nail grows it MAY resolve. To remove all doubt and have a more precise solution, based on an actual exam, have a foot specialist look at it. ...Read more