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What Causes Soft Toenails
See a podiatrist: If you are runner, this is a common injury called "black toe syndrome" due to blood bruises under the nail plate. Other causes of black toenails are infections - either bacterial or fungal. Another cause may be from a fracture in the last bone of the toe. In any case, see a podiatrist who can examine and treat any of these conditions and recommend ways to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
Fungus vs. Trauma: The 2 most common causes of painful, thick toenails are fungal infections and traumatically induced changes to the nail. For a complete and thorough diagnosis, visit your local podiatrist. A culture/biopsy may need to be informed to distinguish the cause. ...Read more
May be nail fungus..:
You should see your doctor and provide him with a large nail clip of the nail to send it to the lab for fungal analysis. May be nail fungus.
Go see your doctor. ...Read more
I know of a child just turned 5years old and weighs 90 lbs estimated he has dicolored toenails is this a cause?
I noticed both of my big toenails aren't as clear as the others. How can I get them back to normal? What causes this?
Depends on the cause: Some causes of nail discoloration include trauma due to tight shoes, infection, and medication side effects. You should try wearing shoes with a higher wider toe box. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more
What cause horizontal ridges in toenails? I have horizontal ridges that sometimes look like another layer on both big toenails. My toenails are dry
There are many causes of horizontal ridges on nails, including trauma, malnutrition, infections, kidney or liver disease and arsenic poisoning but the fact that is it only on your big toenails makes it unlikely it is serious.
See http://www. Md-health. Com/Fingernail-Ridges. Html and check in with your doctor if it spreads to other nails or you other symptoms suggesting some of those conditions. ...Read more
People can be born with missing digit, or they can have extra digit, complete or partial.
there is no specific reason,
something did not finish forming, in your case it was the pinky toenail. ...Read more
Loose laces: The most common cause is having shoe laces that are too loose (or shoes that are too small). This causes the nail to his the front of the shoe with every step, causing micro trauma - until it eventually falls off. ...Read more
I know of a child who just turned 5 and weights about 90 lbs. His toenails are discolored is this a cause of diabetes?
See below.: Most commonly nail being cut too short or incorrectly. Toenails should normally be cut straight across and not with rounded corners. They should not be cut lower than skin. Other common causes are trauma, tight shoes or heredity. Some congenitial conditions or syndromes may cause this as well. ...Read more
Fungus: Fungus in the nails can be very difficult to eradicate. Otc topicals work poorly. Prescription orals carry risks. Prescription topicals don't work all that well either. I do use a laser in my practice that - so far - is quite effective. Fungus spreads and waiting guarantees a more difficult road. See your podiatrist. ...Read more
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