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What should I do about my possible dead toe nail?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Have it evaluated
Some causes of abnormal nail growth include trauma, infection, side effects of medication, and possible systemic diseases such as psoriasis.
Have them inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis.

In brief: Have it evaluated
Some causes of abnormal nail growth include trauma, infection, side effects of medication, and possible systemic diseases such as psoriasis.
Have them inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: All toenails...
...Are "dead", so i'm not sure what you mean.
If the nail has peeled off, there are a variety of possible reasons. If the nail is thick and crumbly you may have a fungal infection. See a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis.

In brief: All toenails...
...Are "dead", so i'm not sure what you mean.
If the nail has peeled off, there are a variety of possible reasons. If the nail is thick and crumbly you may have a fungal infection. See a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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