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Nail Disorders

Also known as Fungal Nail Infection, Ingrown Toenail, Paronychia

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  • Finger nail problem

    Hello, I've recently encountered this problem with my finger nail and I have no idea what it is. I'd greatly appreciate some insight, thanks! 

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  • Dents in new nail after trauma

    A few months ago I experienced paronychia in my thumb after a hangnail caused infection to the nail. At one side the nail detached itself and eventually the new nail has grown beneath the old nail, pushing it upwards. Even after several months I still have a small fragment of the old nail still...

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  • Ingrown toenail or just an infection? Not sure what to do....

    Lost part of my big toe nail about 9 months ago while hiking. Since the nail grew back the left side of my big toe has been hard and painful and red. Today I stubbed it and wow it hurt bad and when that happened it ripped the skin open and about 1/2 tsp of pus came out. Since it was flapping I cut...

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  • Big toenail is purple and has a dull ache - no injury

    For the last week my big toenail has felt sore if I gently press down on it, it is not ingrown and I haven't injured it. Today I noticed it looks slightly purple in comparison to my other big toenail, it also has a darker line down one side that looks like blood under the nail, also it has what can...

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  • finger boil,

    Can someone please help my to understand what may be going on... i have a finger boil/ blister it has gotten very swollen to where the skin has broke and i can see the next layer of meat, is there anyway i can post a photo to give better details or illustrate it better?

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  • Large Toenail Problem 😢

    Back in 2011 I had to walk home from work in freezing Snowy condition and my shoes let a lot of wet in which made my toenails fill up with water halfway I attempted to cut the area off but the nails just kept growing in at the sides I've tried filing them down with nail files and nail drills but...

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  • Onychomadesis? Fungus?

    What's going on here...my toenails "shed", peel and new growth is under a thick layer that eventually falls off. This happens with most all my toenails periodically. The big toenails are very thick and most recently my right one discolored, lifted, and is obviously two major layers with...

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  • Partially ripped of big toe nail six weeks ago

    I kicked a tree root walking on the beach and lifted the nail on my big toe. It bled a bit but didn't fully remove the toe nail. Saw a podiatrist who cut the nail back and advised frequent Epsom salt baths, keeping it wrapped up and using betadine cream to treat infection. It was been healing for...

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  • throbing pain in fingre.

    two days back i noticed red bump on finger with some pain. now pain has increased , bump is warm and its swollen and it is becoming white from corners now. i looked up  on net and found i have Paronychia. this is the first time i have somthing like this. i will visit doctor tommorow. but i had knife...

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  • Injury or fungus?

    Please help i hit my nail like 2-3 monts ago when i did it this started happening now i don't know is it a injury or fungus?

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  • yellow nail syndrome

    I am 46 years of age, and for the past 2 years have been asking my doctors what was wrong with my nails (fingers and toes) but getting no answer, till finally i was refered to a dermatolagist at hospital, who diagnosed it as YELLOW NAIL SYNDROME which is a rare desease, and only 100 other cases have...

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  • Lamisil is working, but not how I expected....

    Everything I've read said that the toenail just grows out, and healthy nail is behind that. Well, mine are crumbling and detaching and under the gross fungus nail, there is shiny smooth healthy nail. Has anyone had similar experience? I'm almost done with 2nd month of lamisil.

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  • finger clubbing

    I have clubbed fingers and toes. I have had the following test which were inconclusive; blood tests, chest x-ray, heart ultra-sound and lung function test. I cannot remember when my fingers became like they are or if they were like that since a young age. I have asthma since a young age, and no other...

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  • I have to toenail issue..help.

    My big toe has been bothering me so bad. Honestly I'm embarrassed to seek medical help in person. I feel like I waited too long and it's worse now. My nail is growing weird..like high almost like I have a toenail mountain. It hurts so bad and I can't even cut the nail it's almost like...

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  • Matching Whiteness on big toe nails

    Hi, i have matching whiteness on both of my big toes. The corner of each toes nearest the next toe has crumbly nail, white, sometimes a little yellow. Ive had it for years. Sometimes it gets a little better, soemtimes it is really obvious. I have tried the pens which didnt work, tried putting menthol...

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  • nail bed curved

    hi some of my nails especially my index fingers the nail curves slightly down, is this normal? sure not always been like it! am 43 with health anxiety. had recent bloods and all ok , how do i upload photo to show?

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  • nail bed curving

    hi some of my nails are curving down especially index ones. is this really early sign of clubbing or just age?! how do i post a photo?

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  • Is this eary ingrown toenail or just infection ?

    I have had ingrown toenail in my other toe and I had to get it removed by surgery. Now there is swelling on the side of nail in the other toe. It's a little pain when touched on the swelling ( I guess that's normal).  Is this simple inflammation or the early stage of a ingrown toenail ?...

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  • I need a treatment that is very likely to work. Please help?

    Hi all, I have a fungal nail infection on one foot, and am after some suggestions for good/very likely to work treatment. I have been using Excilor, which I seem to have had some success with. 1 of my toenails had been previously curled over and it was too hard for me to clip off. After 2 or 3 weeks...

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  • Is this fungus?

    Hello all,  I've had this problem a while now but I haven't seen anyone about it. One of my toenails just refuses to grow normally and it hurts when i cut it, feels like it grows thicker and ''further up'' strongly attached to the flesh? My toe nails are weird already, the...

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  • One fingernail seems to have a fungal infection

    I've been really embarrassed by this one nail thats just been ugly and sometimes if I try to file it down it can hurt..At the moment I can't go to a doctor hut would like to know if there is something I can do to treat it at home for the time being.. Its been bother me for years.. I don't...

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  • What is wrong with my toenail? Is it fungal?

    I noticed my toenail was like this perhaps a year and a half ago after being on holiday. I had asked someone and they thought I had damaged it. I don't recall damaging it so it's all a bit strange. None of my other nails are like this. Now it's turned a not very attractive looking yellowy...

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  • Ingrown toe nail

    Hi all. Have come for some advice. Please negative comments as it has taken me alot to just reach out for some help. I have had ingrown toenails on both big toes for not far off ten year. Ive been so scared/ashamed i have just let them be. I have to clean them daily as the smell is terrible but the...

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  • White vertical line on big toe nail

    I wonder if anyone can shed any light on this. I have a white line, around 0.5mm wide running straight down my big toe nail. I can't remember how long I have had this. I've been to doc who are waiting for lab tests to see if its fungal related - the first tests have come back abnormal and are...

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  • Split nail

    My right thumb nail gets a ridge starting from the cuticle, twice before it has stopped half way up but this 3rd timeeit has gone all the way to top of the nail and has split about a quarter of the way back down. My doctor took a plc and sent it to an "expert" who also took a pic and sent me...

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  • Pale/White Nails Since Birth

    Just registered to post this. Okay, as the title of the thread says, I've had very pale or white nails since I can remember anything in life. I never really thought it was an issue until girls in middle and high school started saying how pretty my nails were and asking questions about who did them...

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  • Could this be Terry's Nails?

    Just noticed that most of my toenails have some whiteness followed by a small red line at the top. I'm a 20 year old male, to my knowlegde I don't suffer from cirrhosis, liver failure, diabetes, CHF, or hyperthyroidism. I have had relatively recent bloodwork and everything came back okay, and...

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  • Toe nail fungas

    I think i have the answer to this after years of trying. Wash your feet with any dandruff shampoo every night with a sponge, let your feet dry then use Lamasil or Scoll athletes foot cream, use a small paint brush to apply. I also put some on in the morning, It takes  six weeks to see a result but...

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