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Toenail Falling Off
I am losing large amounts of head hair, toenails falling off, many blood spots inside arms, fatigue and joint pain?
Carefully trim it: If in doubt see foot doc.Get a more detailed answer ›
An injury?: If your nail is loose and coming off sometimes it is better to have it partially removed. You have to be careful that you do not do any more damage to it by catching it on your socks tearing it further. Check with your podiatrist and make sure there is nothing else going on under the nail which caused it to come loose in the first place. ...Read more
If the nail is not c: If the nail is not completely detached put a bandage or tape over the nail to keep it from ripping off. Eventually the nail plate will loosen and detach without trauma. If painful or bleeding or redness see your podiatrist for immediate care. ...Read more
Trim it short: If you can't do this or self see a podiatrist who may just take the nail off for you. ...Read more
My big toenails are falling off and new ones are trying to grow back. It is not due to a fungus and I have had no trauma or surgery. What's up?
My toenail is falling off from a trama a few months ago but there is a new one about halfway grown behind/underneath it. Is it safe to paint it?
You Decide...: I'm not sure just what you mean by safe, but, I can offer you this. Recently traumatized nails are more susceptible to developing fungal infections. Applying nail polish, and the subsequent use of polish removers, may put your new toenail at an increased risk of developing a nail fungus and all the issues of the involved treatment. Go figure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not unusual: It will grow back over time.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm taking Xeloda (capecitabine) and am experiencing numb feet and fingers. My toenails are also falling off. How to treat this?
I would recommend : Taking metanx a prescription vitamin to try and counter the side effect of numbness caused by the xeloda (capecitabine). I have found it works well for chemotherapy induced neuropathy. With regards to nails falling off, there is not much to do. Hopefully, when you stop taking the medication they will regrow normally. ...Read more
Broke big toe on 8/12. Detached toenail. Skin is falling off in sheets from ALL toes on the foot. No cast. Walking boot,now surgical shoe. Why?
Quit Sloughing off.: Skin sloughing, particularly after a period of immobilization and departure from one's daily bathing routine, is almost a given when the immobilization and swelling end. Layers of dead skin cells that are normally sloughed during one's daily routine have piled up and are revealed as these skin "sheets". One can only imagine how much skin is shedded daily by your body daily. ...Read more
Diagnosed with Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism. T3/T4 norm. Antibodies 2400. Toenails turning purple and falling off. Any ideas as to why? TIA!
Not TIA but: Toenails turning purple and falling off are not usually expected in Hashimoto's or TIA. Have you talked to your doctor? ...Read more
More info needed: To receive an answer that will be more helpful for you , you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns.You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better.Also tells us what it looks like..Is it discolored, swollen or point tender.The more you tell the better the answer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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