Conditions with symptom: 'ingrown nails'
Hi, I have been having problems with my big toe nails for a few years now. They grow like normal and I'm sure they aren't ingrown as they don't look like any pictures that i've seen of ingrown tonails. The tops of my toes swell up only a little and go bright red, they are like that all the time and it is extreamly painful if something is dropped or someone stands on my feet. It is in the corners of my nails (mainly the corner closer to the other toe's) that the skin seems to grow abit over the nail, and if I cut the nail it is very soft in the corners. There is no puss but there will sometimes be a bit of blood that comes out that dries around it. Any help would be much appreciatted.
Will clipping my nails too short cause ingrown nails??
Yes, it will allow them to grow irregularly, try and cut them straight (not anways possible I know) also allow funges to get under the nail easier (I know, thats how I got mine)
Hi I wanted to enquire if its safe enough to get nail art on psoriasitic nails or can have acrylic nails on my natural nails. I hope it would not harm my nails further
my daughter (3) has developed curvy almost clubbed toenails that are very difficult to trim because its like even the white part that needs trimmed is stuck to the skin and wont come away enough to be trimmed. there is no discoloration or ingrown nails at all. she was born with perfectly normal nails and over time they have gotten more clubbed and difficult to trim. her little sister (1) is beginning to develop the same thing.
Hello. I have a problem with my finger nails. Two finger nails of both hands when they get at the certain lenght start curving downwards, it does not look nice and I cannot enjoy having long nails. I've noticed when the nails are wet they are the same shape as others, nice shape. Is something wrong with my nails? Does it show any health problems?
I have this also, it was just a couple of my nails a few years ago when i noticed it first, now more of them are curving. Mine too are fine when wet. It's horrible, i'm really conscious of it, I'd love to know why it happens but can't find any info on the net..
Hello . my left thumb nail has over the past five years has cracks across it and bits are falling off it . I did see a DR and he said i have hit it not that i can remember. then he suggested a fungal nail treatment i did this but it did not work . and now i have noticed my right hand thumb nail is going the same way. I have looked on a few site however i can not find any like my nails.
i am 20 and iv been biting my nails ever since i can remember. iv tried the creams, the bad tasting nail varnishes, iv worn gloves, fake nails the lot! but i always seem to push through them. once my nails have got too painful to bite i start to bite the skin around my nails then bite the hairs off the tops of my fingers or wrist. i hate it and dont know what to do!
My finger nails have gone from being strong, dull shine, slightly curved nails(when looking at finger tips with nails on top) to nails which are very soft and breakable, very shiny at the ends and curved so much that they look as though they have been pinched by pliers. My diet has not changed and there is nothing significant, as far as I can recall, that would cause this. . . .please help. Carla.
I used to bite my nails, now my tips grow way to early and there is only a tiny base for my nails. This seems silly but it means only half of what should be stuck to my finger is and that cause my nails to break alot, what should I do?
8 weeks ago I had my left hip replaced. All is going weel except for pain around theedges om big toe nails. I have also noticed that these nails have not grown in this time although the rest of my nails have. Is there any reason for this lack of growth? I am a 74 year old woman. Any help appreciated.
Its just where your nerves in your leg that need to get back to there usual function. When you had the hip replcement they to intfere with your nervus system and could cause them to have got damaged or reconfigure when the hip was replaced. But theres nothing to worry about really. Just keep an eye on the nails and they start to grow as normal again.
Hi, whenever I cut my toenails there is a cheesy smell that comes from the nails, only from both big nails though. There is no smell from the toe until I cut my nails. There is no discolouration although they do seem slightly brittle. I have tried athletes foot treatments (creams, powder, spray, gels etc etc) but it doesnt help! I have no ideas what it is, any suggestions?
That means, dear Clarabelle, that there is a fungus among us... Seriously though, you have onychomycosis: a fungal infection of the nail. The good news is, that it sounds like you're still in the 'early' stage of infection, so if you begin treatment now you have a better chance of clearing it up than most. Go see your doctor immediately to begin treatment. In the meantime, pick up some Tea Tree Oil or Google "OTC Nail fungus treatment" and head on down to your local drug store. No matter what, don't ignore a possible infection...It only gets worse!
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