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Skin Growing Over Toenail
It could be fungus: Toenail fungal infections, onychomycosis, are characterized by thicking of the nail plate, discoloration (usually yellowish brown) lossening of the nail and accumulation of debris between the nail plate and nail bed. It is also possible that you are developing a corn on the end of your toe as a result of the toe being too long or becoming deformed. A quick exam can determine this. ...Read more
What does it mean if half of my toenail is brown under the skin? The nail really isn't growing either.
My 4.5 y. O. Daughter has few toenails starting to separate from the toe skin at the growing end (base). Is this fungus?
My toenail has grown back strange. A mound of skin-like material is growing out of the nail bed. So the toe nail grows up and over the mound.
Toe bone injury.: It sounds as though that "mound of skin" may be the result of injuring the toe bone just under the nail bed. Occasionally, the bone, when injured responds by a sudden growth spurt. As it grows upward, it raises the nail bed up and can cause a nail distortion as you have described. An r-ray will usually confirm the event. The treatment involves removing the boney spur. Known as subungual exostosis. ...Read more
Had total removal of infected ingrown toenail removed in May. Is ok to paint the skin while it grows back? Dr said could take 8 months to grow fully
Paint away Monet.: If that is want you want to do, there is no reason not to. You might occasionally visually inspect the application site to make sure you are not irritating the skin with the paint. For your information, sometimes after a total nail removal, the new nail may show some distortion. This distortion can be temporary or permanent. There is no way of telling until the begins to appear. ...Read more
Hi! So my toenails are very short and I cannot grow them out at all. I tend to get ingrown toenails frequently and the skin on the corners of my big toe are very thick. Is that normal?
See a podiatrist: If you are constantly getting ingrown nails, seek out a podiatrist. It is a simple procedure to correct. ...Read more
So I had an ingrown toenail removed a few months ago. Went great, but now I have skin growing over the edge of my nail and it hurts what should I do?
See a foot Doc.: About the only thing you can do is return to the doctor who removed your nail in the first place. Having said that, make sure whoever evaluates it now has expertise in handling this specific post operative condition. ...Read more
I have a piece of skin that has separated under my foot. It's seems to have grow detached like something is in it.?
Tag, your it.: Anything growing, partially attached, from the bottom of the foot needs to be examined. A specialist should be able to quickly determine the proper treatment plan. My concern is if this piece continues to grow and/or gets ripped loose, an infection could be started and things could get a whole lot worse. It is best to have it examined and remove all doubt. ...Read more
Ingrown Toenail: An ingrown toenail can result from a number of things. Poorly fitting shoes and toenails that are not properly trimmed are the most common causes. The skin along the edge of a toenail may become red and infected. The great toe is affected most often, but any toenail can become ingrown. ...Read more
I just had a bunch of warts surgically removed from the bottom of my foot. Now my skin is bumpy and patchy does this mean it is growing back?
Not surprising.: Surgically removing warts, especially from the bottom of the foot, has a very questionable success rate. Don't be alarmed if you see warts returning. The other problem with wart removal on the bottom of the foot is the inevitable residual scar tissue at the incision sites. This scaring can sometimes worse than the original wart. Care must be taken when deciding the best treatment regimen. ...Read more
See a foot doc: They can numb you and fix the problem. ...Read more
So the skin on both of my big toes like at the base of it looks like it's growing over my toe nail. One sides straight the others diganol is normal?
What is the skin growing under my toe nail? It is hard looks kind of a bubble its been like this for several months and the toe nail is rotten nd the skin under it has grown
Fungus: Is most likely cause. See podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Cut open inner calf on dirtbike foot peg to the bone, 10 internal and a running stitch outer. Skin is growing over my stitches, is that ok? Gonna hurt
Athletes foot skin between pinky toe has growing dead skin, when removed leaves an indent like hole. Now hurts, antibiotics? Which one if so?
I am 62 years old. I have a deeply rooted corn on my right foot. I got orthopedic surgery done twice, but the corn is growing once again. Whom should I contact for complete removal, an orthopedic, a plastic surgeon, or a skin specialist?
Corn: First, corns are not deeply rooted. The first thing to do is seek the help of a podiatrist who will accurately diagnose the cause of the corn and will guide you with appropriate treatment. Best of luck! ...Read more
Skin near my big toe is swollen and red but it does not look like a growing in toe nail. What doctor should I go to see?
A: Surgeon or a foot doctor podiatrist.Get a more detailed answer ›
1-2mm Raised skin coloured spot on foot scratched it top came off no bleeding bit watery could it be nodular melanoma? Will it grow back if it is?
Watch it: Keep an eye on this spot and look for future changes. It will likely heal on its own over 1 week. If it does not heal over 2-3 weeks time, you need to see a doctor to check it and guide you further. ...Read more
Could be many reason: If it is all of them it could be vascular, it depends on when it happens it could be pressure if the nails are pressing or the shoes, or your socks. To many possibilities to say. A picture would be helpful. I could do a consult or have them checked out. ...Read more
Get it looked at: A black discoloration of the skin around the nail could be due to a variety of reasons including infection, trauma, or in rare instances a skin cancer. If you have not notice any significant improvement or if it has increased in size, you should having it looked at by your primary care physician who may want to refer you to a dermatologist or podiatrist for a biopsy. ...Read more
Have thick ridge of skin under toenails, makes it hard to trim them short enough. Painful if try to remove.
See a podiatrist: You need to have them examined and see what can be done. ...Read more
Injury to the nail: An injury or trauma to the toe can cause the cuticle to separate from the nail Seek a Podiatrist in your area. Easily can become worse. ...Read more
Both of my big toenails fell off. Is it okay for me to buy fake toenails and glue them to the underlying skin since I have no nail left?
Probably not: The glue for fake nails is not designed to be used on bare skin. Why did your toenails fall off? If it was from an injury and the cuticle is still intact they will grow back, it will take some time though. ...Read more
I have a piece of toenail deep that is ripped apart from the rest. The skin is covering it and I can't get it out. What can I do at home?
I ripped my toenail as well as the right side of my skin, it started to bleed. 4 days later and still bloody, it is inflamed, inflation spread, why?
Wait no more.: Well, when the skin was ripped, the wound may have been seeded with a bacteria. The wound has now become infected or at least showing signs of infection. This can get worse and very quickly. The best solution is to have your toe evaluated by a podiatrist or any other doctor with experience treating nail injuries. ...Read more
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