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Very Short Toenails
Clipping nails: Fingernails may be cut so that the entire white part of the nail is removed, you do not want to go further. Toenails should be cut even with the end of the toe straight across to prevent ingrown toenail. Side edges should not be cut but may be rounded with an Emory board or file. ...Read more
It can be treatable: Major depression, bipolar disorder, spectrum of mood disorder, stressful life situation, sleep deprivation, work fatigue are most common causes of irritability and short temper. Addressing underlying condition can help control these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi quick question. The nail on my big toe is wrinkled And very uneven. The others are becoming thicker as well. I'm a wrestler, could this be trauma?
Very likely trauma: Having wrestled in H.S. myself, the shoes are not made to protect the digits and certainly not the nails. Being on your toes for leverage puts pressure on the nail and the proximal nail area (matrix). Once injured, the nail will grow out with deformities and possibly, a fungal infection. Darier's, medication influence, Guthier's disease, other things. I'm guessing this is a trauma. ...Read more
42 y.O. Just stopped biting nails. Acrylic overlay on them, no tips. They grow upward, have a short nailbed. Dad's nails very similar. Need a cure!
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get what you want. ...Read more
Have psoriasis&walk briskly daily.My toenails are brittle.Can cut toenails off toes nearest big toes with almost no pain.Is this due to psoriasis or walking? My skin is relatively clear.Need more med?
Dark nail band on my thumb, .rest of the finger nails also has bands but its very very faint unlike the thumb.Is it subungual melanoma?dark skin,20yr
Hi! So my toenails are very short and I cannot grow them out at all. I tend to get ingrown toenails frequently and the skin on the corners of my big toe are very thick. Is that normal?
6 year old boy has thin splitting finger nails and toe nails, and teeth are decaying. Is there a vitamin deficiency?
Syndrome: There a number of syndromes with these signs. See a dermatologist and your dentist. Have them consult with each other. ...Read more
24 year old male. Horizontal ridging in toenails. Nail feels a bit rough. Mainly in big toe and toe next to big toe. Fingernails not affected. Normal?
I'm 29 year old woman what is the best treatment for toe nail fungus/fungal. Both big toe nail very discoloured & thin?
Topical or oral: Since it is only two nails, I would try a topical anti fungal medication daily. Your other option is to take an oral anti fungal medication once a day for three months. ...Read more
Why are my nails thin, flimsy, brittle, peeling, grow downwards toward finger, "ridged" with vertical lines, break easily? Toenails aren't like this.
Many possibilities : So there are many possible causes of nail disease. Common causes are vitamin deficiencies, skin diseases such as psoriasis, infections, etc. The curvature of the nail toward the finger might be something known as clubbing. This can occur in lung or heart problems and is common among smokers. Might be best to consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more
Is Fungi Nail solution good for curing toenail fungus?whats better, Tolnaftate or Fungi Nail?or can i use both for 1 nail?need some very effective.Thx
Horizontal ridges in (thumb) nails and toenails, big toenails mostly, following stressful event. I have osteoarthritis. Should I be concerned?
Beau's Lines: Typically I do not put links form wikipedia here but the article is good http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beau's_lines ...Read more
Possibly: It is possible that sinus congestion can compromise someone respiratory(breathing) status. This entails that secretions from the sinuses are "dripping" backwards into the throat and down into the lungs. Alternatively, if your friends sinus issues are allergy related, those same allergies can affect the lungs. It sounds like your friends needs to see his/her doctor. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I have vertical lines on one nail and really fretting. One is more pronounced, they are very slightly darker than the rest of my nail.
Exam needed: You will need an exam by DR to get an accurate DX ...Read more
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