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Used to have thick hard toenails now they are softer and growydown around and over the tip ould this be telling somethi g is wro g else where. SMoker?
What is causeing my big toenail to be soft no growth and has moisture when wearing socks and shoes all day ?
A few things: Wearing shoe and socks all day long can trap moisture in the skin and nails. If your nail has been injured there can be damage to the nail plate, or an yeast or fungal infection can thrive under these conditions. Keeping the feet dry is important. Using antiperspirant sprays, absorbant foot powders, and changing socks more frequently can help. See a podiatrist about any potential nail infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 16 I have had white-yellow discolouration on my toenails for around a year, some nails are thickened, soft nail peels off, am quite concerned?
No Fun Fungus.: More than likely, you have been hosting a fungal (mushroom) infection in you toe nails as well as nail roots. Clearing this up is going to take some time and direction. Topical treatment will probably not be sufficient . There are several oral medications available and your family doctor should be able to prescribe the most appropriate for your particular circumstances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leave it: Alone! it will probably grow back normal. ...Read more
My daughter have a toenail that is purple(it got crashed on the door).Soon it came off and a soft nail inside.It can peel off a bit.What shall i do?
Gently remove it: You can often tease this off using tweezers and scissors or clippers. If the cut leaves anything sticking out, you can use a bit of loose sandpaper to soften any loose edges so they don't snag on stockings. Monitor the wound daily and keep it clean.A bit of antibiotic ointment to cover raw areas and it should heal nicely.Regrowth is slow at 1-2 mm/mo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My large toenail is almost off. One side is hanging on. If something pulls it-it's painful! i taped it down. (medical tape.) okay? Will it fall off?
Nail color & texture: can reflect a wide range of medical conditions. Skilled clinicians can often see signs of underlying disease through inspection of fingernails and/or toenails, including: anemia, lung disease, heart disease, thyroid disease, hepatitis, lupus, diabetes, kidney disease, psoriasis, and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fungus: Trauma and various dermatologic problems can cause thickening and darkening of nails, but the most common cause is toenail fungus. Dermatophyte fungi infect the nail, essentially eating it and discarding the debris underneath. This causes the nail to thicken and discolor. The most effective treatment is oral antifungal medication. Lasers have become popular, but are expensive and not permanent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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