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What is the cause of vertical ridges of finger nails leading to vertical split of nail? Any treatment?

What is the cause of vertical ridges of finger nails leading to vertical split of nail? Any treatment?

Normal: As people age it is normal to get vertical ridgesand splitting of the nails. Some people believe that if you use a moisturizer around the cuticles this will help. ...Read more

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What's the outcome of nail avulsion?

What's the outcome of nail avulsion?

Most nail injuries: such as an avulsion look worse than they are. the nail plate, the hard nail comes off but if the underlying nail bed is ok, the nail grows back in a few months. laceration to the sterile nail matrix or the germinal matrix (the root of the nail can affect growth ...Read more

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Lack of lunula and discoloration of proximal side of nails?

Lack of lunula and discoloration of proximal side of nails?

Not a concern: Unless this is associated with nailbed discoloration or pigmentation. In some instances, it may be an indication of vitamin deficiency such as vitamn b12, c, and d as well as hypothyroidism, anemia, iron deficiency or associated hypoxemic states with congenital heart disease. ...Read more

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Brown line in the middle of one of my nails and half of the nail is brittle, could it be fungus or nail damage?

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Brown line in the middle of one of my nails and half of the nail is brittle, could it be fungus or nail damage?

Splinter hemorrhage: Splinter hemorrhage can be from a trauma but may be a sign of lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, an infection of the heart valve (endocarditis). Brittle nails can be caused by vitamin B7 (biotin) deficiency, a thyroid problem or a fungal infection. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for great toe fracture at the base of the distal phalanx?

What are some treatment options for great toe fracture at the base of the distal phalanx?

Immobilizatioin: Toe strapping and rigid surgical shoe. On occasion if displaced, it may require surgical reduction. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails?

What is the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails?

Topical-Oral-Laser: There are 3 tratments that i recommend. Topical antifungal medication that is brushed on the toenail, several times daily. Very low cure rate. Oral antifungal medication such as Lamisil (terbinafine) that you take daily for 3 months. Or laiser treatments to get rid of the fungus. Lamisl and laser treatments have a much higher cure rate. Laser treatments are not usullay covered by insurance and can be expensive. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for avulsion fracture of the thumb?

What is the treatment for avulsion fracture of the thumb?

It depends: It really matters where the frature is, how large it is and whether or not it involves the articular margin. It can be treated by a splint, cast or even surgery. The specifics would come from a hand surgeon who could tell you the correct treatment. Go see a specialist. ...Read more

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Incomplete fx of the proximal phalanx of the right great toe w/ a 3mm chip type fx Also slight deviation of 1st metatarsophalangeal joint. Heal time?

Incomplete fx of the proximal phalanx of the right great toe w/ a 3mm chip type fx Also slight deviation of 1st metatarsophalangeal joint. Heal time?

4 to 8 weeks: This can take 4 to 8 weeks depending on whether you use crutches and remain non weight bearing and/or wear an air boot cast too. The deviation of the joint is a concern and may need prolonged splinting to prevent long term joint damage . ...Read more

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Toe nail injury -- nail attached, but nail bed exposed. What's the best treatment?

Toe nail injury -- nail attached, but nail bed exposed. What's the best treatment?

Bandaid and topical: The best treatment would be to get the wound assessed by a doctor. With that said if the there are no lacerations in the nail bed and the rest of the nail is attached firmly, no treatment would be necessary except for maybe a bandaid with topical antibiotic cream for a few days. If the nail is loose it may need to be taken off by a doctor or it may fall off on its own soon. ...Read more

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The skin under the fingernail at the base of the nail is pulling away from the finger ?

The skin under the fingernail at the base of the nail is pulling away from the finger
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Onycholysis: Most common causes are trauma (tapping long fingernails on keyboard), frequent exposure to water, & harsh chemicals (nail polish remover). Certain diseases can cause it as well: psoriasis, overactive thyroid, fungal infxns. Drugs like tetracycline or fluoroquinolones (cipro, et al) can cause it. See following site for treatment suggestions: http://www.Drugs.Com/health-guide/onycholysis.Html. ...Read more

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Is 4 mm anterior bone spur at base of first metacarpal/herbal joint of Thumb a large spur?

Is 4 mm anterior bone spur at base of first metacarpal/herbal joint of Thumb a large spur?

Thumb bone spurs: Any joint can get bone spurs. Bone spurs or osteophytes are a common feature of arthritic change in a joint. The common findings of arthritis on an X-ray are are joint space narrowing, sclerosis ( or whiter bone on X-ray), bone spurs, bone cysts . Clinically or in real life this may be seen as clicking, swelling, pain , tightness, beginning with end range of motion symptoms. ...Read more

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Bunion; second tip of toe is numb and nail is dark?

Bunion; second tip of toe is numb and nail is dark?

Shoes,long toes: is your shoe probably too short. You could have a long toe. The darkened toe could be due to repetitive trauma see a specialist ...Read more

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What is causing a vertical split at the end of my right thumbnail?

What is causing a vertical split at the end of my right thumbnail?

Onychorrhexis?: This could onychorrhexis are brittle nails which often split vertically or have vertical ridges. There are other possibilities that could be a bit more serious . I would recommend consulting a doctor. ...Read more