Nail problems

Nail problems are very common, always similar, yet always different from one patient to another. You might think that you have a nail fungus infection or an ingrown toenail, but you could in fact suffer from a bacterial infection or even psoriasis, or have nail trauma induced by too small shoes or some other cause. Only an experienced eye and appropriate tests can allow to properly diagnose what is really going on with your nails.

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Diabetic foot

Diabetic foot develops as a result of the neuropathy that comes with poorly managed diabetes. When blood sugar levels are excessively high for an extended length of time, it impairs a person's neurological system. The injury results in a lack of sensation in the lower limbs, among other things. Peripheral neuropathy is the medical term…

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Toenail trauma

Toenail trauma can result from a variety of causes, including a blow, a crush, or a foreign body. Even if toenail trauma is benign in the majority of cases, there is always the danger of lifelong abnormalities. It is advised that toenail trauma be treated as soon as possible to reduce the cosmetic hazards connected…

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Hematoma under the toenail

Subungual hematoma is a fairly frequent toenail injury caused by an accumulation of blood following a sudden or repeated shock. Although toenail hematomas are typically benign, they can become extremely painful and possibly indicate the existence of a more serious issue. It's critical to understand how to detect a traumatic nail condition in order to…

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Toenail paronychia

Toenail paronychia is a bacterial infection that produces stabbing pain and pus buildup near the toenail. Acute paronychia is caused by a bacterial infection, like staphylococcus aureus or streptococcus, while chronic paronychia develops slowly as a result of the candida bacteria. In the case of acute paronychia, it should be treated by a health care…

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Ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis)

Ingrown toenails are a common nail problem that can become very painful. This occurs when a toenail grows and penetrates into the flesh. It causes inflammation and can cause infection, which results in pain in the toes. The problem must be corrected as quickly as possible in order to prevent the situation from worsening. There…

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Nail fungus (Onychomycosis)

If you suffer from a nail infection like nail fungus (onychomycosis), don’t let this problem go untreated. Most often affecting the big toe, it is a fungal infection that causes pain and that is very difficult to treat. However, if you take the time, it is possible to get rid of it. Read on for…

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