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What is the reason we have fingernails and toe nails?

What is the reason we have fingernails and toe nails?

Protection: Before we used them to climb trees and defend ourselves. Now the serve to protect the bones on tip of our toes and fingers. ...Read more

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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I pick at my fingernails & toe nails a lot & it's not uncommon to go until they bleed, but can't seem to stop. Is this a condition or just bad habit?

I pick at my fingernails & toe nails a lot & it's not uncommon to go until they bleed, but can't seem to stop. Is this a condition or just bad habit?

Picking at nails: To the point of bleeding and "can't stop" MAY be a form of OCD. Please start by talking w/your doc and then seeing a mental health professional. Peace and good health. Do you also count things excessively or have to perform certain behaviors or rituals to feel safe or ward off danger? ...Read more

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What causes my finger nails and toe nails to be a dark color?

What causes my finger nails and toe nails to be a dark color?

This could be a: Bacterial or fungal infection, or even stain from chemical agents. See dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options ...Read more

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My son's toe nails and finger nails turning colors and coming off. Possible causes?

My son's toe nails and finger nails turning colors and coming off. Possible causes?

See a doctor: It could be fungal but there are systemic conditions that can also have this affect on nails.
See a dermatologist or podiatrisrt ...Read more

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My finger nails and toe nails are so thin. They split down the middle. What would cause this?

My finger nails and toe nails are so thin. They split down the middle. What would cause this?

Genetic issues: Nail issues can be hereditary, nutritional or trauma related. I would not be concerned unless they get worse. Look for changes. ...Read more

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Change in color of toe nails and finger nails. Should I worry?

Change in color of toe nails and finger nails. Should I worry?

Nails: Changes in the color of your toenails and fingernails may indicate that you have a fungus. You should see a dermatologist or a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a 2 year old and her finger nails are starting to come off from the back side, also toe nails? She has no health issues.

I have a 2 year old and her finger nails are starting to come off from the back side, also toe nails? She has no health issues.

Malnutrition/disease: If the nails look normal try more foods that have biotin such as swiss chard, carrots, almonds, walnuts, eggs, etc. To improve the nail strength. If the nails look funny see pediatrician or dermatologist for analysis. ...Read more

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How can I make my psoriasis nails look better. Right now my toe nails and finger nails look odd. My toe nails became thick and black.

How can I make my psoriasis nails look better. Right now my toe nails and finger nails look odd. My toe nails became thick and black.

Psoriatic nail: Cannot fight your "genes" the psoriasis is an auto immune condition. I've had some success with cold laser treatments on the nails.
the blackness under the nail is most likely a fungus - the nail needs to be removed and an antifungal solution or polish should be applied to get rid of that problem ...Read more

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My finger nails are strong but my big toe nails always break not the tip of the nail break from the bottom or crack in the middle.

My finger nails are strong but my big toe nails always break not the tip of the nail break from the bottom or crack in the middle.

Toe nail damage: Footwear beats hell out of the big toe nails, as does athletics. Evaluate your shoes. If you wear high heels, especially closed toe, that might be your problem. ...Read more

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I have ridges or bumpy fingernails on my right hand. I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, Interstitial cystitis, fibro, tachycardia, anxiety. I have bumps that stay on my arms (rash) and thighs. They will also pop up behind my ears and down my nec

I have ridges or bumpy fingernails on my right hand. I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, Interstitial cystitis, fibro, tachycardia, anxiety. I have bumps that stay on my arms (rash) and thighs. They will also pop up behind my ears and down my nec

CONSULT DERMATOLOGIS: With your History of Multible Medical Conditions, and you have to on few medications and the rash you described
It is very difficult to say what is causing the bumps on your arms and thighs
I will suggest you consult a Dematologist to find what these bumps are due to ...Read more

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My toe nails have been falling off nothing is painful and it seems like others are growing in after them I am in college and play water polo and swim?

Let them grow in: If you have no pain, bleeding or infection I would not be concerned. If you have fungal or deformed nails, being in the water so much might hydrolyze them and cause them to fall off if this is a bother you can talk to your podiatrist or dermatologist. Using an ointment (vaseline jelly) might provide a barrier to keep some excess moisture out might help/. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats paronychia of the fingernails? Would that same doctor be able to treat a loosened large toe nail? The toe nail was injured on a lava rock and is barely attached. Will it grow back if removed or falls off? Would like to see the s

What type of doctor treats paronychia of the fingernails? Would that same doctor be able to treat a loosened large toe nail? The toe nail was injured on a lava rock and is barely attached. Will it grow back if removed or falls off? Would like to see the s

Paronychia: Podiatrist treat nail deformities of all kinds including paronychia.

In some states (oh) podiatrist can treat fingers. In ok where I am podiatrist can not.

A dermatologist would be able to help you with your finger nails. ...Read more

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Can you tell ne y I have dark toe nails im a male?

Can you tell ne y I have dark toe nails im a male?

Runners Toe/Fungus: The two prime suspects here are runner's toe (aka black toe) and toenail fungus. Runners toe is a hematoma (blood blister) develops from repetitive micro-trauma (toe box of shoe is either too big or too small). Toenail fungus also frequently causes discoloration. See you podiatrist, they should have no trouble getting to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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Is there a condition where you can't grow toe-nails?

Is there a condition where you can't grow toe-nails?

Onychomadesis: Is a condition where the nails shed off or fall off at there attachment by the cuticle region. It can be seen as a side effect of drugs, trauma, hand foot and mouth disease, illnesses with fevers, and poor nutrition. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

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