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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?

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In brief: 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?

In brief: 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?
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Clip damaged part

Toenails will eventually grow out.
Clip the damaged ends regularly and the cracks will grow out slowly. In meanwhile you can try a liquid bandage to keep the nail protected.

In brief: Clip damaged part

Toenails will eventually grow out.
Clip the damaged ends regularly and the cracks will grow out slowly. In meanwhile you can try a liquid bandage to keep the nail protected.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on cause

Oftentimes nails yellow because there is something unhealthy (usually fungus) causing, this leads them to crack.
Get them evaluated or if you consider toenail fungus, get treatment (topical or oral).

In brief: Depends on cause

Oftentimes nails yellow because there is something unhealthy (usually fungus) causing, this leads them to crack.
Get them evaluated or if you consider toenail fungus, get treatment (topical or oral).
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Have them

Evaluated for fungus and treated appropriately, .

In brief: Have them

Evaluated for fungus and treated appropriately, .
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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