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I stubbed my toe and it split the nail and I had to cut it off, now its very swollen, red, and infected. My whole foot is swelling up from it.
Many causes: Brittle nails are not uncommon and may be due to environmental or medical conditions.Trauma, excessive wetting & drying, detergent or solvent exposure all may be casues. Underlying diseases include hypothyroidism, raynaud's disease, psoriasis, endocrine or immune disorders, pulmonary disease and some medications may also cause brittle nails. Biotin or gelatin supplementation have been suggested. ...Read more
My nail split horizontally so I ripped out the bottom layer thinking it would feel better like usual.Now I have small open sore under nail. Neosporin?
Can you get an infection from a blue crab pinch? It was a very hard pinch and drew blood and split the finger nail. How do you know if it is infected?
Yes that is possible: When was your last tetanus shot? If you don't know or it has been more than 10 years, then please get one. The problem with these types of injuries is that marine organism can create nasty infections. I used to be an undersea medical officer & almost all my divers with underwater injuries ended up with infections - no matter how well we cleaned things out. Signs of infection include an ^ in pain. ...Read more
See below: •Brittle nails may occur due to medical problems, including gland (endocrine system) diseases, tuberculosis, Sjögren syndrome, and malnutrition. •People with other skin diseases, such as lichen planus and psoriasis, as well as people taking oral medications made from vitamin A, may also develop nail splitting- the most common cause of split nails is from frequent wetting and drying of hands- ...Read more
My thumb nail is split vertically and I can never grow it out because of this. What would cause this to happen?
What do you call the skin pieces around your nail that split away from the nail and cause an infection?
Hang Nail: Hang nail.Get a more detailed answer ›
As part of maturing my finger nails peel split and have ridges. Will they ever go back to normal?
Maybe: Ridges on nails become more common as people age but may indicate nutrient deficiencies- see http://www.Md-health.Com/fingernail-ridges.Html split nails may improve with silica and biotin. For other ideas see http://www.Drbaileyskincare.Com/blog/cracked-dry-brittle-and-splitting-fingernails-dermatologists-tips/. ...Read more
I'm a diabetic, my toe nail has split down the centre and is hurting. It is also dry and irritable. What can I do?
My little toe nail is split down close to.The middle and looks like the one side is gonna come off and not the other part no change color or trama ?
Split: Many times that split on the fifth toe or baby toe is not a toenail at all. That split on one side is hardened skin the same as a corn. While the rest of the mail is intact. The corn on the side of the nail is caused by a small bone inside the baby toe. Care includes, trimming or padding or a piece of bone can be removed. Or the baby tneeds to be rotated into a straightened position.Thank. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I have small dot like dents, bumps and vertical lines on my hand nails? And why does my feet nails crack/split?
After biting my nails for years when i let them grow 2 of them automatically split down the middle. Could this be a lack of something?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I have a toenail that has a split in it down to the nail bed, it has been like this for about a year. How do I get or to grow back together?
My nails break all the time, they split, peel. I'm really worried i almost can't grow my fingernails. What might be the reason and how to improve it?
Brittle Nails: One commonly cited cause of brittle nails is frequent hand washing or water usage. People who clean on a frequent basis will often have brittle nails, unless they take the necessary steps to protect themselves from being susceptible to such a nail condition. Genadur is indicated to protect intact or damaged or brittle nails but it is a prescription. ...Read more
My newborn of 8weeks has a thumb nail that is split half way down his thumb nail and brown discoloration. It looks like it's grown funny? What is it??
The most likely : cause would be unrecognized trauma, especially if it appeared recently. Brown discoloration is usually from bleeding under the nail. Show it to his pediatrician at his 2-month health maintenance visit, just to make sure it's not from something more serious. You may want to photograph the lesion every couple of weeks so his doctor can monitor its healing over the next few months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nail health: The health of your nails can reflect your state of nutrition and your general health. Brittle nails can be caused by vitamin or iron deficiency, and by certain medical conditions, or by drying your nails out too much with solvents. Nutritional supplements with vitamin e and biotin are said to improve nail health, but the evidence suggests vit e may be more toxic than helpful. ...Read more