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Doctor insights on: Toenail Growing Backwards

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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What might I do to grow out my big toenail?

What might I do to grow out my big toenail?

Sunlight: Your nail will grow out less quickly than your hair or fingernails, but allow sunlight to be exposed to it for better results. Also stay healthy with a good diet to prevent it from stunting it's growth. The nail normally grows out without any conscience effort. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my toenail grow back faster?

What can I do to make my toenail grow back faster?

Nothing: Nothing will make your nail grow faster. You may be able to help with the strength of the nail. ...Read more

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How long could it take for a toenail to grow completely?

How long could it take for a toenail to grow completely?

About six months: May be sooner depending on toe and overall health. ...Read more

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Toenail fell off, will it grow back? How long will it take?

Qiute a while...: Statistically, it will take 11 months for the big toenail to grow back. It will be quicker for the smaller nails and how good your circulation is. ...Read more

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I got my toenail removed for the second time, will it grow back?

Depends: It depends if the nail was just removed (avulsion) or if the nail and root were removed (matrixectomy). If properly done, a nail matrixectomy will not allow the toenail to grow back. ...Read more

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Will my toenail grow back deformed after I dropped something on it?

Depends: If there was a lot of damage done it may grow back 'funny' but usually they grow back the same. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an in grown toenail. How can I make it grow out?

What to do if I have an in grown toenail. How can I make it grow out?

See a podiatrist: If it is infected it needs to be removed. If you get this often, then the side for you toenails could be neutralize so that it does not grow any more. ...Read more

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How long until my black toenail falls off and a new one starts growing?

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 more

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My toenail fell off. How should I treat it and when will it grow back?

Keep it clean: If there is infection, keep it clean. If it is bleeding, put gauze and pressure on it and elevate it. A large toenail sometimes takes 12 - 18 months to grow back. ...Read more

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Supposing I lost a toenail, and it completely fell off. Does it ever grow back?

Growth Cells...: If the nail growth cells weren't damaged, it should grow back. When this happens to any of my patients, I recommend they apply lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra to the nail bed as the nail regrows in attempts to minimize the chance of nail fungal infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a removed toenail to grow back? And what makes it grow faster?

How long does it take for a removed toenail to grow back? And what makes it grow faster?

Toenails: Depending on which toenail it is it usually takes upto 1 year or longer for a toenails to regrow. Normal diet is important as are other medical conditions such as diabetes. Folic acid and vit. B supplements may help. ...Read more

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Need some help on lifting toenail. Any home solutions? Once it's cured will the toenail grow back? Thanks.

Cut toenail: The toenail needs to be cut at angle so that it does not cut into skin and a wedge of cotton is placed between toenail and skin so that itvdoes not cit into the skin. Continued soaking to calm inflammation is necessary. There are some individuals who are prone to recurrent ingrown nails and it can be familial. A permanent phenol procedure by podiatrist may be necessary. ...Read more

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Toenail fell off and is now growing back pitched or ridged and is splitting down the middle!? Please help

Toenail fell off and is now growing back pitched or ridged and is splitting down the middle!? Please help

It is possible that: The reason why it fell off was that you damaged it. If you did the nail may not grown normal. I would try to file the ridge and apply a covering to nourish the nail. ...Read more

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Have flesh like this growing from pinky toenail.

Have flesh like this growing from pinky toenail.

Have it evaluated.: Any abnormal skin growth should be evaluated and possibly biopsied. ...Read more

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Could toenails grow the same after falling off?

They could: But if the nail has been bruised or otherwise injured more severely the root (matrix) that they grow from can be injured, causing the nail (s) to grow back deformed. Injury to the nail can cause secondary infection, which can also further deform/damage the new nail. ...Read more

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How long does it take for my toenails to grow back?

How long does it take for my toenails to grow back?

12-18 months: Nothing you can do to make them grow any faster. ...Read more

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What can be done to get your toenails to grow faster?

No good choices: Unfortunately, there is no magic solution to make toenails grow faster. ...Read more

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Do the toenails grow at a different rate than one another? Why?

They can: Due to their size, the larger toenails may grow slightly slower than the smaller toenails. Overall the time frame will be close unless you have an infection in one of the toenails, as that would slow down the growth rate. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do toenails grow? Could you provide an illustration or video perhaps?

How do toenails grow? Could you provide an illustration or video perhaps?

Toenails: Look at emedicine. Medscape. Com there is a section on nail antatomy, nail growth, fingernail physiology, and many pictures. ...Read more

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Why do fingernails grow faster than toenails?

Why do fingernails grow faster than toenails?

Shoes, ground: Feet are in shoes quite a bit and are subject to stress and trauma from walking and other activities. This combination tenders to slow toenail growth more. Feet are also farther from heart and get less perfusion than hands. ...Read more

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Why do fingernails and toenails turn white when they grow longer?

Why do fingernails and toenails turn white when they grow longer?

White Nails: Nails are held on to your fingers and toes by suction (which gives it the pinkish color)....As the nail grows out past the end of the finger or toe, the nails color changes. Nails natural color is whiteish because they are translucent. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis on my toenail. It's very thick. Will it grow back to normal?

I have psoriasis on my toenail. It's very thick. Will it grow back to normal?

Possibly: The psoriasis needs to be treated for the toenail t improve. If only one toenail is involved, make certain it is not simply related to a fungal infection. ...Read more