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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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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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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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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?

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?

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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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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