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What Causes Soft Toenails
What is causeing my big toenail to be soft no growth and has moisture when wearing socks and shoes all day ?
A few things: Wearing shoe and socks all day long can trap moisture in the skin and nails. If your nail has been injured there can be damage to the nail plate, or an yeast or fungal infection can thrive under these conditions. Keeping the feet dry is important. Using antiperspirant sprays, absorbant foot powders, and changing socks more frequently can help. See a podiatrist about any potential nail infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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