It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Foot & Ankle Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-20-2009, 01:16 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1
kem13 HB User
Yellow toenail split at base (not a fungus)

My left big toe has been yellow for quite some time now and I figured it was just stained from dark nail polish. So I have been nail polish free for about 2 months now. It is still very yellow. Then a couple weeks ago I was pushing back my cuticles on my big toe and discovered that the nail is split open at the base right by the cuticle. My sister in law figured it was a nail fungus because of the yellow color and took me to an urgent care center that same night. The doctor said it was not a fungus and that the nail may have encountered some sort of “nail trauma” in her words, and that it looks like the nail is dying and removing itself from the nail bed. However, I don’t remember hitting my toe anywhere. I figure I might have hit it when I had nail polish on and didn’t notice that it was bruised or something. The doctor went on to say that I should just leave it alone and wait to see what happens, that hopefully it would grow out on its own.

Has this happened to anyone else before? What can I do to make it grow out faster?

Last edited by moderator2; 07-20-2009 at 03:14 PM. Reason: please do not post pictures - as per the posting policy

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
toenail fungus/current treatment... moonangel007 Nail Problems 3 06-22-2010 07:03 AM
Toenail fungus and swimming beatdrum Foot & Ankle Problems 5 11-19-2007 03:07 PM
Questions about toenail fungus, and toenails in general SentenceDoing Nail Problems 3 10-09-2007 06:15 PM
Split toenail now brown line? cutiecat Nail Problems 2 09-22-2006 11:29 PM
Toenail Saga.. Beekermlady Nail Problems 1 08-17-2006 06:03 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



roxygirl1 (187), Zerk (134), Titchou (131), Missyluke (121), Hollywood48 (119), ginger62 (99), LadyKanner (97), LisaBdot (83), AdkLizard46 (55), janewhite1 (52)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1175), MSJayhawk (1004), Apollo123 (903), Titchou (846), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (753), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (668), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:23 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!