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See below.: If any nail is loose or detached you can cut it if it can be done safely. If in doubt, see podiatrist. Perhaps the reason that this occurred can also be ascertained and prevented. ...Read more
Removal: Go see a podiatrist, they can perform a simple in-office procedure that can permanently remove the offending part of the toenail. ...Read more
I have predibetes. Without lifestyle change, generally how fast to advance to diabetes? Both my big toenails suddenly split. Is this related?
Pre-diabetes to: Frank diabetes transition rate varies from person to person, some of that variability is due to lifestyle. No matter what the rate, please consider getting some support and guidance from a nutritionist or doc to make changes now. It can be better than you think and you may prevent lots of problems in the future. You can do it. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My pinki toenail is split vertically with one half completly attached and the other half only attached at the cuticle it isn't bleeding at all?
Damaged nail: My suggestion is to carefully cut down the detached portion of nail by clipping it. You may want to protect it with covering by bandaid. ...Read more
My second toenail has split in half down the middle down to the base. Should I clip one half off? Do I need to see a doctor? How do I restore my nail?
Podiatry: I would encourage you to see a podiatrist. This is the type of thing they treat regularly. A podiatrist can provide treatment/ recommendations that will lead to the best outcome. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: If the cause of the split in the nail was a traumatic injury, then the nail matrix at the back of the nail could be damaged and this would cause permanent changes to the nail. If the matrix was not involved the nail should grow out without issues. Other reasons for a nail to split would be nutritional or metabolic. These can be resolved with diet and supplements. Check with your foot doctor. ...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?
If the root : Of the nail is damaged you may not be able to. You can have the toenail removed and see how the new one grows in. ...Read more
My 4th toenail on my right foot has split right across the top. What is the best way to remedy this?
I split my toe open and cracked the top of my toenail. I've been covering it and using peroxide and neosporin. Will it heal in five days?
Toenail injury: Healing depends on the size and depth of the injury, but it often takes more than 5 days. If you develop fever, if the entire toe swells more and gets more red, or if you see increasing pus formation, a doctor needs to check this immediately. If it was a small superficial skin injury with localized redness that doesn't spread or get worse, it is okay to watch it for now. ...Read more
I'm a dancer, but I've got saddle left foot. Hence, when I go onto my right split, it is very pain for me. What should I do?
What causes a split-second falling sensation? It seems to happen when I am reading on the phone, watching tv, or if my leg or foot shifts position.
See doctor: You're describing a fleeting vertigo or a fainting- like sensation that could have many causes. See your pcp for exam and proper diagnosis. Write down all meds you take, any alcohol/drug/tobacco/caffeine use. If all is normal, consider seeing a mental health professional to look at anxiety as a factor. ...Read more
I get a skin split under my toes often. It goes from one foot to the other. I have tried anti-fungus Which didn't help. What can I do to stop it.?
Split skin: On toes tends to be a problem with going barefoot. The skin gets very dry and cracks. It can also happen with feet that sweat a lot. With the wet dry cycle the skin gets macerated and then cracks. It is important to keep your feet clean and dry. Wear a different pair of shoes daily, alternating at least two. Powders may help, don't go barefoot often if that is the problem. ...Read more
I think I have athletes foot because everytime I dance my pinky toe skin splits under it. How do I treat this?
Foot fungus: Antifungal cream.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
See a Podiatrist: Nail split and hurting-may be early infection, see a podiatrist as soon as possible. When you call to make the appointment identify yourself a diabetic so you can get in sooner. ...Read more
I had a callus on my foot that I peeled and it has spread over the bottom of my foot. Its dry and painful with cracks and splits. Will gold bond heal?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Your dermatologist can give you a better treatment than gold bond. ...Read more
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
I was doing an advanced exercise in PT for a split tendon in ankle where my left foot kept hitting the ground hard. No blunt force trauma to the rib.
What's your question: Unable to ascertain what you want to know???? ...Read more
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 more
I have just recently gotten a cast of my foot for a possible split tendon in my ankle. I am know experiencing a burning pain near my ankle. Is that o?
Will I need foot surgery for focal longitudinal split tear of the peroneus longus tendon, tenosynovitis of the flexor tendons, or a non visualized atf?
For the flexor tenosynovitis, no; PT, rest w/ a boot, NSAID's may help. "Non-visualized ATF?" I would have to see you clinically. Do you have an unstable ankle? "Split PL tendon"-I would start w/ a boot or brace, maybe PT. If it does not get better and it hurts, may need repair. Good luck!
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10 month old has split skin under baby toe. Under his little toe on one foot the skin is split, it's about 1/3" long cut. In the crease of the joint.?
Apply an antibiotic : Cream or ointment but make sure to put socks on so the baby somehow doesn't touch the medication. ...Read more
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.
See doc now!: An infection that is spreading is very serious. Go to an ER or UC now. You don't want it spreading farther! ...Read more
Think fungus: Fungal infections of the nail(s), or onychomycosis. A podiatrist can make the diagnosis, and offer treatment options. ...Read more