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Doctor insights on: Why Do Fingernails Twist As They Grow And Cause Pain

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Why do fingernails twist as they grow and cause pain?

Why do fingernails twist as they grow and cause pain?

Fingernail problem: There are many reasons for the deformation of the fingernails. Among these are some very important systemic diseases. Many facets of fingernail growth are assessed by dermatologist when she or he he looks at them. See a dermatologist now. No excuses. ...Read more

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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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What can I do to prevent my fingernails from twisting as they grow?

Vitamins may help: It is difficult to know what you mean by twist as they grow. There could be a problem at matrix where the nail is formed or even at the underling bone. Neither of those problems are treatable at home. If however the nails are soft nutritional supplements containing biotin may be helpful. There is also a prescription for strengthening nails call genedur. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes/cures fingernails that grow curved like claws?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes/cures fingernails that grow curved like claws?

Do you cut nails: If someone does not cut their nails and let them grow longer and longer they will eventually curve and look like claws. This is known as onychogryphosis.You can see a picture of this if you go on to google images. The only other thing i can imagine you are thinking of is something called pincer nails. Onychogryphosis iscured by cutting your nails. Pincerer nails need to be treated surgically. ...Read more

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What causes dark lines under fingernails?

Injury: Trauma and some illnesses can do this. Remember that nails are related to hair but grow more slowly so that an injury to them may show up over time. I often see this in my oncology patient with certain chemotherapy. They well have lines in the nails. ...Read more

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What causes fingernails to fall off occasionally?

What causes fingernails to fall off occasionally?

Varies: The cause of fingernails falling off can be secondary to trauma, infection, or other systemic diseases. ...Read more

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I broke part of my fingernail. Will it grow back?

I broke part of my fingernail. Will it grow back?

Most likely: Fingernails tend to heal completely, if the nail matrix (where the nail plate is formed at the base) is not compromised. Nails tend to grow at a slow rate however, so patience is a virtue! ...Read more

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How long should it take for a fingernail to grow?

3-6 months: It depends on the person, but the average time is 3-6 months. A toenail takes about double the time. ...Read more