Nail Ailments

Toenail changes due to the thyroid glands
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How Do Thyroid Problems Affect Toenails?

Every medical condition has its own set of symptoms. Some are invisible to the naked eye, while some are clear signs that something is wrong. The body manifests illness in many ways, and sometimes what’s happening on the outside is a clear sign of something amiss on the inside. This is especially true for thyroid problems. The thyroid is a small gland in the neck which is responsible for a multitude of bodily functions. These […]

Splinter removal methods that work
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At-Home Splinter under Toenail Removal Treatments that Get Results

Getting a splinter under your toenail can be incredibly uncomfortable. It can happen almost anywhere on the body, but getting one underneath a nail can cause excruciating pain, as the foreign object forces the nail plate away from its bed. Splinters can be small fragments of wood, metal, plastic or glass. They become accidentally lodged in your skin when handling certain objects. Many people experience splinters on their hands, for example, when handling wood that […]

How do I recover from a bruised toenail faster?
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How to Heal a Bruised Toenail Quickly

Most of us will get a bruised toenail at some point. It’s likely because you stubbed your toenail or dropped something heavy on your foot. Bruising can even be due to wearing tight footwear. You need to resolve the cause and heal your sore toenail(s). Bruised nails aren’t usually severe, but they can be painful. The pain can make it difficult to put weight on your foot, which wreaks havoc with your general mobility. People with […]

Removing ingrown toenails that hurt
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How to Get Rid of an Ingrown Toenail without Surgery

According to the Mayo Clinic, an ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis) is a condition where the corner side of a toenail grows into the softer flesh next to it. If the idea of it sounds painful, it is! They can become very painful if not properly managed. Many times, people choose to have an operation to alleviate this pain. However, there are ways to get rid of an ingrown toenail at home without surgery. Typically, ingrown toenails […]

What's the best way to treat fingernail fungus?
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What’s the Best Fingernail Fungus Treatment?

Knowing how to get rid of fingernail fungus should be a top priority for anyone who experiences it. A nail fungus can be unsightly, painful, and hard to remove.  Unfortunately, if it’s not treated properly, it will keep coming back. Thankfully, there are multiple OTC fingernail fungus removers on the market. The same kind of fungus that can cause conditions like ringworm, jock itch and athlete’s foot can also cause an infection underneath your nails. […]

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Why Do I Have Blue Toenails? Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment Options

There are several possible causes of blue underneath the toenails. Whether they are bright blue or blackish blue spots, it can be a somewhat unnerving sight. While most people can easily agree that a blue tint to the nails isn’t ‘normal,’ determining the official cause is what’s important. Some reasons may be more serious than others. Typically, blue toenails are caused by poor circulation of red blood cells throughout your body. If your nails aren’t […]