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Big toe has a red area at bottom of my toenail looks swollen a bit and weird clear ooze that hardens into yellow crusty stuff tried peroxide it foams?

Big toe has a red area at bottom of my toenail looks swollen a bit and weird clear ooze that hardens into yellow crusty stuff tried peroxide it foams?

Is it itchy: Appears to be an eczema from the description you gave. Avoid putting hydrogen peroxide. Clean with tap water and soap, dry the area and then apply a steroid cream -otc preparations initially. If not helpful than get a more potent preparation from your pcp it doesn't appear to be pyogenic whitlow as there appears to be less question of pain. Avoid changing shoes often. Avoidnew detergents/new shoes. ...Read more

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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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My toenails on my rt foot have gotten thicker but not yellow. Could it be fungus? I had an injury to big toe and now that nail and the others arethick

Could be.: Could be fungus or trauma to the nail causing it to change. Have a doctor take a sample and send to a lab for identification. If it's a fungus, your doctor can help with treatment options. ...Read more

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My big toe is red an numb and somewhat sore. Now my toenail is yellow and trying to fall off. What is wrong with it?

My big toe is red an numb and somewhat sore. Now my toenail is yellow and trying to fall off. What is wrong with it?

Onycholysis/mycosis: Your nail is coming loose because fungus in the toenail distorts the shape of the nail. The nail becomes loose and constantly moves with walking causing irritation and redness and infection. See a podiatrist for antibiotics and treatment options. Oral antifungals only have a 38% cure rate and topicals have less than a 10% cure rate. The nail can also be removed permanently by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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My big toe nails are yellow and wont grow. Is there any solution?

My big toe nails are yellow and wont grow. Is there any solution?

Possibly: Depending on the causes or etiology of the problem. If the condition was caused by trauma to the nail root there are less chances to repair the damaged nail. However if the problem is a fungus infection then controlling the infection may improve the overall appearance of the nail. Check with your doc for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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My big toe nail is yellow with a line straight across it , is this fungus and how can I treat it?

My big toe nail is yellow with a line straight across it , is this fungus and how can I treat it?

Manual treatment: Toe nail fungus also responds better to the medication of the nail plate is ground down and trimmed, to manually remove the fungal debris. This reduces the chances of getting it reinfected by fungus and it also gives immediate improvement in appearance. The line across the nail might indicate a new nail plate growing in underneath. ...Read more

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My two big toe nails have completely cracked horizontally.One fell off half way and the other is yellow. They are ugly.What can I do about them?

My two big toe nails have completely cracked horizontally.One fell off half way and the other is yellow. They are ugly.What can I do about them?

Need to see a doctor: You need to be seen to determine if you have a fungus infection of the nail or a bacterial infection of the skin. Did you have an injury to the nail, etc? ...Read more

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Big toe right foot, under toe nail theres a yellow line. I haven't been to a doctor in like 20 yrs.I smoke cig.I know my health is bad, but this is new.

Big toe right foot, under toe nail theres a yellow line. I haven't been to a doctor in like 20 yrs.I smoke cig.I know my health is bad, but this is new.

I'm : I'm not all that clear on what you mean by a "yellow line." vertical? Horizontal? Perfectly straight? Slowly growing or suddenly appearing? Beyond a better description, adding a link to a photograph would also help. So, given the limit of what information you provided, it's hard to make any kind of reasonable determination as to the cause. I will say that one of the most common causes of discolored toenails is a fungal infection, and while fungal infections of the nails can start with any sort of pattern, it's not typically a "line." i would be remiss in any answer to advise you of the obvious, though. Being a smoker especially, it's probably a good idea to see a doctor every 20 years or so, whether you need to or not, especially if you "know [your] health is bad." as much as it's annoying to see us doctors (believe me, i know!), there is an alternative to bad health..... Good health! if you can post a picture of your toenail, i'll try my best to give you a more meaningful answer. ...Read more

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My partner has a painful big toe and it bleeds and has pus and it has made his toe have a lump on it. Ingrown toenail?

My partner has a painful big toe and it bleeds and has pus and it has made his toe have a lump on it. Ingrown toenail?

Sounds like it.: Get to a Podiatrist ASAP. Your partner most likely has an infected ingrown toenail which should be treated promptly. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more