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Toenail Loose From Nail Bed
Cut loose portion: Of nail away. Protect area and avoid tight shoes and trauma to area. ...Read more
Depends: If you have had trauma to the nail, the nail may never grow back normally. ...Read more
Why are my toenails curling upwards away from the nail bed? I cut them straight, but they don't change
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
How do I treat a torn big toenail from the flesh but still attached on the sides? It's torn away down the middle of the nail bed and bled pretty bad.
Torn toenail: The best way to treat a torn toenail is to keep it clean, apply an antiseptic, and place a dressing over that will protect it. The problem is that it will take approximately one year for the nail to grow and replace the torn portion with a new nail, especially if the nail is torn back to its growth center. Your podiatrist can numb you and safely remove it so that it is not snagging your clothing. ...Read more
Should I trim off the separated nail before applying antifungals to my toenails so it can get to the affected nail bed?
Yes.: If you can trim the loose nail without causing any pain or bleeding, then in general, it is a good idea. ...Read more
My toenail has grown back strange. A mound of skin-like material is growing out of the nail bed. So the toe nail grows up and over the mound.
Toe bone injury.: It sounds as though that "mound of skin" may be the result of injuring the toe bone just under the nail bed. Occasionally, the bone, when injured responds by a sudden growth spurt. As it grows upward, it raises the nail bed up and can cause a nail distortion as you have described. An r-ray will usually confirm the event. The treatment involves removing the boney spur. Known as subungual exostosis. ...Read more
Can soaking in epson salt be safe to use on a toenail that has been partially torn away from the nail bed?
Big toenails removed. Dr prescribed naftin (naftifine) 2% 45g for 8 months on the nail bed. That seems way too long. Box says 2 weeks. Thoughts?
Mycotic nails: Actually 8 months of therapy for a fungus nail involving the great toes is not a long time since it takes about a year for the nail to completely regrow. Topical treatments however have limited benefit. Oral antifungals like Lamisil (terbinafine) have produced better outcomes. Current literature supports pulse dosing over the course of a year. ...Read more
Had ingrown toenail on big toe, removed it. Where toenail came off nail bed it won't grow back. I have half toenail on big toe. Why won't it grow back. Ty?
In the Details.: Some toenail surgeries will allow the toenail to regrow. But, there are procedures that permanently stop the nail from regrowing. This variation is usually explained before the surgery is done and your consent given. Having said that, some times the nail root is stunted during the nail removal procedure. This can temporarily slow regrowth of the involved nail. You might check with the surgeon. ...Read more
Right leg. The top tip of my big toe has constaint pain. The nail bed always hurts never goes away. Don't belive its gout or ingrown toenail. Help plz?
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection (ingrown nail), metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read more
My toenail had a spit in the center of the nail bed. Upon removing nail polish it is a green stain on the nail. Please help! Thank you!
Possible fungal: Infection. Please get examined and treated with a prescription antifungal medication. ...Read more
My toenail fell off at the nail bed last night. Should I go to the doc or can I take care of with home remedies? It may happen on other foot too.
Depends: If there is not some pathological underlying cause that caused the nail to fall off and needs treatment, it is usually ok to wait. The nail will ultimately grow back but it can take even up to about three months to do so. ...Read more
Big toenail is brownish gray and the skin is cracked with open sores an in the nail bed now has traveled to hands what is wrong?
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Is toenail melanoma on the nail bed, or within the nail? I had a bruise like spot (no trauma) appear, but was able to cut about half of it off.
A streak: It appears as a dark streak in the direction the nail goes. If you have a concerning lesion under your toenail you should see your friendly dermatologist. ...Read more
Tape it in place: I take it that this was an injury. Sometimes the nail is loose completely and you can just remove the remainder. Sometimes it lifts up only partially, and is still fixed in some part. You can either just clean it and tape it in place till it falls off by itself, or have it removed under local by your doctor. ...Read more
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