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Nail Problems

Fungal infection in the toenail

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Perfectly manicured nails are every woman’s dream. Well, except for those who are besieged by all manner of toe and fingernail complaints. And men, you’re at risk too! These problems range from fungal nail infections to white spots, or an ingrown toenail. Either antibiotics or the gentle removal of the offending nail spike by a podiatrist will usually treat an ingrown toenail. Infected nails on the other hand (no pun intended), can be white, yellow, green or black and may look distorted, thicken or crumble. As they won’t go away on their own, it may be better to talk to your GP who will pin point the exact cause and offer suitable treatment. To avoid such problems all together, you should give your feet plenty of air, because warmth and sweat only encourage fungi growth. Another condition, Koilonychia or ‘spoon–shaped’ nails usually indicates an iron deficiency. So women everywhere, take note: if you just paint them, you’ll only be painting over the cracks!

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I've suffered with fungal nails on my toes for as long as i can remember, it's become that bad it is now on every toe nail. Ice been the doctors several times over the years and used different lacquers but nothing seems to work, my nails are also sometimes really painful which hurts when 8 walk in shoes and I'm so embarrassed Ive never even let my partner see my feet, I sleep in socks and have never been able to wear sandals or go in the pool on holiday I'm that worried about people looking at my feet.





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I banged my nail a few years ago. I now have a red line running down my nail and a growth has grown under my nail. This growth becomes painful when knocked. Does anyone have any idea what this is and how it can be treated. Thanks.





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I think it's another nail growing underneath but I'm not entirely sure, maybe check with the doctor.

Hiya, Both of my big toe nails are black and blue underneath, felt bruised for a while but now they are sometimes sore but I don't know what it could be and worry about them falling off. There's no smell and no real pain. Help Thanks





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I have had fungal nails for at least five years, I have tried everything.. I am so embarrassed by it would just love some lovely toe nails.. I am obsessed looking at lovely toe nails in sandals.. I'm at my wits end with it now 😢





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Why is the top layer of my finger nails peeling away from the bottom layer. Could it be medication I am taking?





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I have what appears to be a lump on the knuckle nearest the nail on my middle finger - it may be fluid, but it has caused the nail to have a pronounced dent along its length, what could this be and is it curable please?





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About a year ago i noticed that my little toe nail had a tinge of black to it. My first thought was that i hadnt removed my nail varnish properly. Today i looked again and the colour was really black so i cut my toenail down to get rid of it. But it is my nail bed which is black and its getting worse. I did some research and im worried it could be nail cancer. Please help.





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Hi , what treatment, ointments , creams would you recommend for fungal ( big toe ) nail Many Thanks





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I have problem with my big toe nails and also the next big toe on both feet. The nail seems to be detached from the skin beneath them for at least half of the nail. I have had my nail trimmings assessed for fungal growth which has turned up negative. I am embarrased to show my feet in public and always wear socks when wearing sandals. Can anyone help please.





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Go to salon they can overlay, not a tip just overlay until they come grow out . About $5.00 a toe , you just have to keep doing it until the nail has completely grown back.





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