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What Should I Do About My Possible 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
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
Carefully trim it: If in doubt see foot doc.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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