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Both my big toes have a burning sensation under the nail beds. They are cracking and bout to fall off! no thyroid problems and don't think its fungus!

Both my big toes have a burning sensation under the nail beds. They are cracking and bout to fall off!  no thyroid problems  and don't think its fungus!

Toenails: Your medical history is complicated. The problem with your toenails has many possible causes have them evaluated by a dermatologist. It could be due to an infectious (bacterial or fungal) , or immunologic, or physical etiology. The burning may or may not be related to the cracking of your nails. ...Read more

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Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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My diabetes is full blown now. Do thyroid problems and diabetes problems go hand in hand?

My diabetes is full blown now. Do thyroid problems and diabetes problems go hand in hand?

Perhaps: People with diabetes seem to have a higher than normal incidence of thyroid problems. People with type 1 diabetes, which is an immune disease, have a higher incidence of immune mediated thyroid disorders. Both can be treated properly by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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Thyroid problems and diabetes - do the two always go hand in hand?

Thyroid problems and diabetes - do the two always go hand in hand?

No: Patients with type 1 diabetes have about a 30% chance of also getting autoimmune thyroid disease. However, autoimmune thyroid disease by itself is very common among the general population. It does not raise your risk as much in reverse in terms of also getting type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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I have an itch under my nail bed. Where the skin meets the nail?

I have an itch under my nail bed. Where the skin meets the nail?

Nail itching: Look for any lesions or inflammation that may explain your discomfort. Otherwise, it's not common to have itching in the nailbed. ...Read more

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What would cause nail pain and separation from the nail bed in the thumb. And what would help.

What would cause nail pain and separation from the nail bed in the thumb. And what would help.

Hard to say: there could be different reasons-trauma, psoriasis, infection (fungal or bacterial) You need to see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Blue spot under nail bed, getting larger, causes sharp radiating pain. Google says glomus tumor?

Blue spot under nail bed, getting larger, causes sharp radiating pain. Google says glomus tumor?

Possibly: glomus tumors under the nail bed are blue appearing lesions caused by blood vessels that when placed under cold water enhance their pain. They can be confused with a traumatic episode to the nail bed where a small hematoma forms. Where the glomus does not usually enlarge, a hematoma does and when of concern can be partially drained by opening a paper clip, heating one end and penetrating the nail ...Read more

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I have a reddish brown spot on my nail bed, by the cuticle. I do not remember hitting it at all. Any ideas?

I have a reddish brown spot on my nail bed, by the cuticle. I do not remember hitting it at all. Any ideas?

Subungual hematoma: Most likely a small bleeding under the nail called subungual hematoma, which usually resolves without treatment. It could be caused by subtle minor injury. ...Read more

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I broke my toe nail the middle one and it's almost coming off and the tear is on the nail bed and i don't know what I should do ?

I broke my toe nail the middle one and it's almost coming off and the tear is on the nail bed and i don't know what I should do ?

See a podiatrist: Buy some over the counter anti fungal drops, not cream, at th drug store and begin using this as directed on the nail bed. The nail needs to be cleanly removed, so your family doc or a podiatrist can do,this in sterile fashion, and inspect to insure you don't have other problems you missed in your exam. ...Read more

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Hi, I have an intense itch on my toe where nail meets nail bed. It is a burning sensation. Has been happening for a while. Any help?

Hi, I have an intense itch on my toe where nail meets nail bed. It is a burning sensation. Has been happening for a while. Any help?

Fungus vs dermatitis: This could be a tinea pedis(fungus infection of the skin) or a dermatitis of some type. Over the counter cortisone creams and athletes foot cream could resolve this problem. If not, then make an appointment with your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my fingertips are cold and tingle under the nail bed especially when i touch things? Its mainly both index fingers

What does it mean when my fingertips are cold and tingle under the nail bed especially when i touch things? Its mainly both index fingers

Raynaud's?: Raynaud's disease is a condition that causes some areas of your body (such as your fingers or toes) to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress. In raynaud's disease, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas. This can cause the symptoms of tingling and coldness. While uncomfortable, it is not dangerous. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more