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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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Why are my toenails so dark?

Why are my toenails so dark?

0_o: It can mean multiple things, from trauma, to mycotic nails, to many many more. If painful or new please go see a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why are my toenails turning black?

Too little info: Too little info here...Could be many things from trauma to fungal issues...You need to see your family doc or a podiatrist for a good history and physical exam. ...Read more

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What causes black lines in the toenails?

What causes black lines in the toenails?

Various things: In people with skin of color it may be a normal variation. Skin growths may also cause them, both of the benign and malignant kind. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Any options for permanently discolored toenails?

Many options: For fungus nail but first must prove it actually is a fungus. Your dr. Will take a small portion and send to pathology and if fungus there are many treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the feeling of like pins in my toenails?

What is the feeling of like pins in my toenails?

?neuropathy: "pins and needles" could be due to a neuropathy or nerve irritation issue. If this persists, get the condition evaluated and tested for a "peripheral neuropathy." best wishes. ...Read more

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What are reasons why my toenails are turning brown?

Couple of things: If you have had injury to the toenail then it might be blood under the toenail, it most likely is a fungus that is developing. See a podiatrist to have it checked. ...Read more

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Why would my toenails getting darker from the sides?

Think fungus: Fungal infections of the nail(s), or onychomycosis. A podiatrist can make the diagnosis, and offer treatment options. ...Read more

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What causes black toenail?

What causes black toenail?

Blood,fungus,other: The most common causes of black toenails are old blood from trauma and fungal infections. There are other dermatological and hematological causes, but they are not common. ...Read more

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