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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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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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About a month ago half my toe nail turned black. It hasn't gone away or even lessened. What's the cause and how to get back to normal color?

About a month ago half my toe nail turned black. It hasn't gone away or even lessened. What's the cause and how to get back to normal color?

Dry blood: It is very common to have bleeding under the toenail without an injury. Everyday walking causes pressure from the toenail hitting the shoe, which can cause tearing of the nail plate from the nail bed which will make the nail look black. In most cases this is self-limiting. However rarely this can be melanoma And needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What to do about ingrown toe nail?

What to do about ingrown toe nail?

Soak, see podiatrist: Soak foot in epsom salt and warm water. Make an appointment with your local podiatrist as soon as possible to have ingrown nail borders removed. By waiting too long you may develop an infection which may delay your healing. ...Read more

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What do you do about an ingrown toe nail?

What do you do about an ingrown toe nail?

Staged treatment: Hi, they are a real nuisance- painful, prone to infection and cosmetically unappealing. 1-ensure you are cutting your nails properly. Straight and distal to the skin margin NOT short, curved and flush with skin. 2- nail care with a chiropodist generally settles things and is the next sensible step. 3- if this fails then a small operation to remove a wedge or all of the nail works. ...Read more

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What can I do about yellow junk in my toe nail?

What can I do about yellow junk in my toe nail?

Toe nail : First find out what the yellowing is from. Most likely a fungal infection caused by some of the same organisms that cause athletes foot. See a podiatrist or dermatologist for treatment. This may include oral, topical, or laser treatment. ...Read more

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I have a friend who's big toe nail is about to come off. And she doesn't want anyone looking at her feet. What can I do to help?

Help without looking: I gather she will let you look! if it is almost off simlpy detach it where it is hanging and put on a bandaid if necessary. If it's not that simple just use a bandaid until it reaches that point or falls off. Seeing a podiatrist is probably her best bet. ...Read more

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I noticed a small dark spot underneath my big toe nail for weeks. It's not growing but still there. Is this something to be concerned about?

Exam needed: A new dark spot under the nail can have several causes, including bruising from minor trauma and melanoma. More information and an examination are needed to sort this out. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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A small black dot on the side of big toe nail near the bed. About the size of the letter "o". No pain. Now another appearing. What could it be?

A small black dot on the side of big toe nail near the bed. About the size of the letter "o". No pain. Now another appearing. What could it be?

Best to Check.: Whenever small black dots start appearing, it is best to have them looked at by an experienced physician. Often times, they are nothing more than blood trapped under the skin, but to remove all doubt, check it out. ...Read more

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Hi. My pinky toe nail is darker than all the other toes. I noticed this about 10 months ago. the nail itself looks like a blackand blue with no trauma?

In the line of fire.: Trauma comes in all flavors. The fact that the little toe is where it's at offers it more low grade, unassuming trauma than the other toes. It takes only a minimal amount of pressure, applied over a longer period to traumatize the nail, nail nail or nail root. Give it it some time and see what develops before suspecting something worse. To remove all doubt, send a picture and use concierge. ...Read more

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