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What should I do about my possible dead toe nail?

What should I do about my possible dead toe nail?

See a physician: There are a multitude of reasons that people describe the toenail as being 'dead' and there are often ways to help. See a specialist for this. ...Read more

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What should I do with a dead toe nail?

See a podiatrist: You have options. The nail doesn't really serve a purpose. There are treatments which can remove the nail that is present and allow the potential of a new nail to grow back (assuming the root is not damaged) or you can opt to have the nail removed permanently. It is an in-office procedure with no down-time in many cases. ...Read more

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I tore half of my right big toe nail today. It is extremely painful and I don't know what to do. Please advise. Thank you.

I tore half of my right big toe nail today. It is extremely painful and I don't know what to do. Please advise. Thank you.

Clip off broken part: Clip off any broken part of the nail, clean with peroxide, neosporin type antibiotic cream and cloth bandaide. watch for any sign of infection. Could you have broken the toe? If so see a Podiatrist for an x-ray. ...Read more

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What can I do if my toe nail has come off, should I be worried?

What can I do if my toe nail has come off, should I be worried?

Usually not: It happens. As long as it is not infected ( red, swollen, painful, draining) try this: gently cut off any nail that is free ( not attached) and clean or soak in warm soapy water. Dry, apply an antibiotic ointment and cover with a bandaid while wearing shoes. Expose to air when you can ( over night). Ifi it either begins to grow back discolored or thick, or if it becomes painful then seek help. ...Read more

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What to do about my black dead toe nail?

See podiatrist: If it is "dead" as you say from an accumulation of blood under the nail, or perhaps fungus, the podiatrist will be able to remove the nail so that a new healthy nail will have a chance to grow. ...Read more

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What can I do if my toenail is falling off what should I do!?

What can I do if my toenail is falling off what should I do!?

If the nail is not c: If the nail is not completely detached put a bandage or tape over the nail to keep it from ripping off. Eventually the nail plate will loosen and detach without trauma. If painful or bleeding or redness see your podiatrist for immediate care. ...Read more

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What should I do if my toenail is falling off?

What should I do if my toenail is falling off?

See below: Best to soak in warm soapy water, apply antiseptic and band aid. Try to let it come off by itself. There may be new nail underneath that is pushing off the old nail ...Read more

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What should I do if I think my ingrown toenail is infected?

What should I do if I think my ingrown toenail is infected?

Soak/antibiotic oint: Soak in warm soapy water 15-20 min daily, trim the nail corner if easy access and you can see it well, rinse with hydrogen peroxide, blot dry, apply antibiotic ointment and a band aid. Continue until resolved. If chronic problems or an increase in redness, soreness or concerns, see your podiatrist. It is not a difficult problem to fix on a permanent basis if necessary. Dr l. ...Read more

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What can I do about my ingrown toenails?

What can I do about my ingrown toenails?

See a podiatrist: You might make the problem worse trying to dig them out yourself in terms of increased pain or infection. A podiatrist can give you fast pain relief. If this is a recurrent issue, there are permanent procedures that keep this from bothering you again in the future. ...Read more

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What can I do if my finger nail is about to come off?

What can I do if my finger nail is about to come off?

Bandaid: Put a bandaid over it so that you do not catch it on anything and rip it off because that could hurt. Just let it come off naturally. Wash it with soap and water and keep it covered until it falls off on its own. ...Read more

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What to do about my black toe nail?

What to do about my black toe nail?

See a podiatrist: If you injured the toenail and it is now black, it is probabley from blood under the toenail. If it is painful, you should have the blood drained. It should be looked at by a podiatrist to determine what to do. ...Read more

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I cut my foot an a nail. What do I need to do?

I cut my foot an a nail. What do I need to do?

See a doctor: Depending on the size and depth of the cut, it needs to be cleaned and possibly sutured. Need to check your tetnus history, need to check for any infection. ...Read more

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I painted my toes and don't know how far along I am didn't know it could be harmful should I remove the nail polish?

I painted my toes and don't know how far along I am didn't know it could be harmful should I remove the nail polish?

Nail Polish: There have been no reported incidents of any adverse effects on the outcome of a healthy pregnancy due to manicures or pedicures. But fda reports show that chemicals in nail polish can cause rashes, and poisoning if ingested. ...Read more

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What to do about my ingrown toenail?

What to do about my ingrown toenail?

Podiatrist: The only way to properly fix an ingrown toenails is to have the sharp portion of the nail which is digging into your skin removed by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i cut my ingrown toenail but it still hurts?

What do you suggest if i cut my ingrown toenail but it still hurts?

See Podiatrist: May have an infection or piece of nail still remains in skin. Soaking in epsom salts may help but it should be checked out. If not treated properly, condition will likely get worse. ...Read more

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What to do if I am pregnant and have a ingrown toenail. what should I do?

What to do if I am pregnant and have a ingrown toenail. what should I do?

Soaking: I would soak in warm water and epsom salt to keep it from becoming infected and consult with a local podiatrist soon. Depending on how far along you are, you may need a partial nail avulsion. ...Read more

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What should I do to get corns off my pinky toe?

Emollients & Pads: Corns are a body's way of responding to constant pressure over a bony area. Therefore, shoe modifications like gel and foam pads are great. Wider shoes with an added bit of emollients like vit a & d oint. Finally, surgery to remove the bony prominence. ...Read more

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