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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 to do about my black dead toe nail?

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 should I do about a dead toe nail it hasn't looked normal in 3 years.... The nail is white and looks dead or taken over by some kind of bacteria.

What should I do about a dead toe nail it hasn't looked normal in 3 years.... The nail is white and looks dead or taken over by some kind of bacteria.

A : A toenail that is white and thickened could easily be a fungal infection. You might want to hve it checked out byyour physician or a podiatrist. You do have options on how to take care of it these days. ...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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How can you get rid of a dead toe nail?

How can you get rid of a dead toe nail?

See below: Most times if the nail is destroyed it needs to be removed. Most oftern minor surgery will take care of it. There are some treatments by laser that may help. ...Read more

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My toe nail fungus has progressed to very swollen feet and ankles with (dead skin?) or some solid white stuff popping out everywhere. need help! jim

My toe nail fungus has progressed to very swollen feet and ankles with (dead skin?) or some solid white stuff popping out everywhere. need help! jim

Tophaceous Gout: Tinea unguium (fungal nail infection) is very unlikely to be involved in the swelling. I would work you up for high uric acid levels and send some of the 'white stuff' in for dark field microscopy (putting the sample in absolute alcohol and not formalin). Assuming this is gout, you need to be placed on a xanthine oxidase inhibitor to deal with the uric acid levels which cause gout. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my toe nail on my big toe got ripped off, im a little concerned about the condition, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my toe nail on my big toe got ripped off, im a little concerned about the condition, what do you suggest?

See a podiatrist...: If you choose not to, be sure to apply lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra cream (otc) to the exposed area until the nail grows back completely to reduce your risk of fungal nail infection afterwards. ...Read more

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Help my big toe nail has been discolored for about 6 months now. At first it was reddish blue and now it's blackish bluish and a little green now.

Help my big toe nail has been discolored for about 6 months now. At first it was reddish blue and now it's blackish bluish and a little green now.

Hematoma: It sounds like a subungual hematoma . This happens usually from injury from injury to toe. Reddish blue is most likely active bleeding and black is old. The green is concerning. It should be evaluated for healing/infection. There are some bacteria that turn things green so you should see a podiatrist to evaluate. Healing bruises also turn many colors. The bruise has to grow out. ...Read more

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