Conditions with symptom: 'thickened nails'
I have a very thickened nail bed on both of my big toes, it's so hard that it actually feels a little like nail, but is still flesh coloured. Because of this, both nails have raised very considerably and now point upwards and sideways. I have seen different chiropodists for about 5 years, since the problem began after I developed blood blisters under my toenails as a result of a trauma to my toes. They have reduced the thickness of my nails, and so these are actually very thin now, but the nail bed remains very thick. Is there anything that can be done to reduce the thickness of nail bed? I have been told that I can have my nails removed, but I actually think the toes will look worse without nails, as the nail bed is very unsightly. Please help!!!
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
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!
I a 37 year old women who was diagnosed with Crhons Disease at the age of 22, in the last 10 years i have developed a problem with my finger and toe nails. My finger nails are not attached to my skin at the top of my fingers and my toe nails are growing to the side and have this thick white stuff underneath and are hard to cut. I have cuttings taken but it comes back with nothing, i would just want someone tell me what the problem is and if anything can be done.
My fingernails have developed a 'green tinge' some darker than others. I wear false nails (have done for many years!)and am terified that they will come loose and put my horrible nails on show. I have had nail clippings tested by my GP and the result has come back negative for fungal infection. Please help - do I need topical application or tablets? Know I need to ditch the false nails but I can't bear the sight of my hands without them!
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