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    Old 08-09-2018, 09:43 AM   #1
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    Toenail Issues

    So about 2 years ago, I attended an event that halfway through I realized my new shoes were way too tight. The event lasted about 4 hours. A couple weeks later, I damaged my right big toe trying to get out of the backseat of a car. A couple weeks after that, I stubbed the left big toe (donít remember on what). Shortly after, I noticed my right toe nail was looking weird. Then I noticed the left one was looking weird. They were rigged and discolored, and I eventually realized there was a second toenail growing underneath each top nail. I figured this was from the previous damage, wasnít concerned about it, and eventually the top nails came off revealing the second nail. Thought the problem was over. Then I noticed it happening again. No additional damage had occurred. Process repeated itself, and I thought it was done. Now Iím on the 3rd or 4th cycle of this and I have no idea how to stop it. I never wore the original shoes after that first night. I was overweight when this was first happening, but Iíve lost 35 pounds since the first incident and my shoes are fitting properly again. My initial thought is that I should stop wearing nail polish and go without shoes as much as possible, but I donít know that thatís the issue. Also, since my nails looks so gross Iím embarrassed to be in public with them exposed. I have no chronic diseases other than being overweight. Is this an infection? A nutritional deficiency? What should I do? Should I see a podiatrist?

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    Old 08-09-2018, 01:10 PM   #2
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    I would go see a podiatrist. It is normal for a toenail to grow back to replace a damaged one, but not for this cycle to continue if you have not damaged the nail again. Go see a doctor and see what he thinks. A podiatrist is your best bet.
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