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Board: Nail Problems 09-25-2009, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,978
Posted By Marti
Re: white marks with acrylic tips

You are probably applying too much downward pressure when you file the tips to blend them with the natural nail. That, or the nails are too long and you are having too much downward pressure from...
Board: Nail Problems 09-25-2009, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,302
Posted By Marti
Re: A ques. Rrgards to a black line that i have on my toe.

If it is a tiny line that looks like a splinter, there is no need to worry. If it is a thick brown to black line that runs from under the cuticle to the free edge, you should see your podiatrist.
Board: Nail Problems 09-19-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,271
Posted By Marti
Re: White fingers, purple fingernails!

You need to see your doctor! Circulation problems in your extremities can be dangerous.
Board: Nail Problems 09-17-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,271
Posted By Marti
Re: White fingers, purple fingernails!

Poor blood circulation to your extremities could be the cause.
Board: Nail Problems 09-17-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,606
Posted By Marti
Re: what causes toe nails to come off your toes

You should see your podiatrist. It could be related, but only your doctor would know.
Board: Nail Problems 09-17-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,760
Posted By Marti
Re: Does UV Light really work on nail fungus?

It totally depends on the strength of the UV light I would think.
Board: Nail Problems 09-17-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,224
Posted By Marti
Re: toenail coming off after naftin

Use the naftin on the exposed nail bed and force some under any lifted areas. As the new nail emerges from under the cuticle area, it will force the existing plate to grow forward. Yes, it should...
Board: Nail Problems 09-17-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,032
Posted By Marti
Re: nail fungus

Dr. G's Clear Nail. Remember, it won't work if he doesn't use is or doesn't use it correctly.
Board: Nail Problems 09-13-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,032
Posted By Marti
Re: nail fungus

I have recommended Dr. G's for many years. Used according to directions, it will work. That's the 'key' - it has to be applied according to the directions until the infection has completely healed....
Board: Nail Problems 09-13-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,565
Posted By Marti
Re: Damaged nail-bed

Once the nail bedhas been damaged, there isno way to 'fix' it. If it bothers you, you can hae it removed from the root so a nail will never grow again.
Board: Nail Problems 09-13-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,224
Posted By Marti
Re: toenail coming off after naftin

This is a natural effect of the infection, not the treatment. Yeast infection will cause the nail plate to separate from the nail bed. The naftin is simply killing the infection. You can cut away...
Board: Nail Problems 09-13-2009, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 11,700
Posted By Marti
Re: what is black lines under fingernails

If they are tiny little lines that look like splinters, they are nothing to be concerned about. Splinter Hemorraghe occurs when there are voids in the nail plate cell production which fill up with...
Board: Nail Problems 09-13-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,824
Posted By Marti
Re: why would a toe turn green

A green to brown to black discoloration in the nailplate is classic for a Pseudomonas Bacterial infection. You need to see your podiatrist.
Board: Nail Problems 09-02-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 52,491
Posted By Marti
Re: nails cracking vertically

You may have done some damage to the nail bed to cause the split. Don't buff across it as doing so will only thin it out even more. Instead of using Super Glue, go to Sally Beauty Supply and get a...
Board: Nail Problems 09-02-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,431
Posted By Marti
Re: Nail Bed Damage

Wishful thinking! Once the nail bed is cut, the nail plate will not attach past the injury. I have a pinky nail like that from a cut across the nail bed. Once damaged in this manner, it will...
Board: Nail Problems 09-02-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,866
Posted By Marti
Re: injured toe nail turns white

Seems to me that you tore the skin away from the side of the nail unit on that toe. This can cause it to ooze clear liquid and applyhing peroxide to it several times a day will help to kill any...
Board: Nail Problems 09-02-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,820
Posted By Marti
Re: free edge white?

The nail becomes white when it reaches the end of the nail bed, not necessarily when it reaches the end of your finger.
Board: Nail Problems 09-02-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,329
Posted By Marti
Re: why are my thumbnails fungus and my fingernails are not?

Infection can be transferred from nail to nail if you use the same file or manicure implement on the healthy ones as you do the infected ones. Fungus attacks where there is a cut, tear or break to...
Board: Nail Problems 09-02-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,163
Posted By Marti
Re: big toenail

The oozing stuff is normal and is due to the injury. For the pain, soak it in very cold water several times a day until the swelling and pain go away. Keep it clean and dry after that. If it is...
Board: Nail Problems 08-20-2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,813
Posted By Marti
Re: Can paronychia destroy a nail for good?

The lunula is the leading edge of the matrix where the nail plate cells are developed. If it were completely gone, no nail would grow. The soft portion under the cuticle are new cells that have not...
Board: Nail Problems 08-20-2009, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,032
Posted By Marti
Re: nail fungus

What???????????? Plastic wrap will keep the area moist and that is just what the infection needs to keep producing more spores. You need to keep it clean and dry. Please try Dr G's for fungus. ...
Board: Nail Problems 08-20-2009, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,985
Posted By Marti
Re: Fungal Nail Infection

Fungal spores are very hard to kill because they live deep within the skin of ht enail bed as well as in the layers of the nail plate. Oral meds are usually prescribed only for 3 month periods. ...
Board: Nail Problems 08-20-2009, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 11,741
Posted By Marti
Re: Purple Toenails

Purple usually signifies a hematoma which could very well be associated with the pressure you put on the nails. If you are constantly bruising the nails, you may be performing the exercises wrong. ...
Board: Nail Problems 08-20-2009, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,407
Posted By Marti
Re: Ugly red skin at cuticles

You may very well have an infection in the skin from keeping them moist all the time. Please go see a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and possible prescription.
Board: Nail Problems 07-29-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,739
Posted By Marti
Re: The toe nail falls off ...

I would see your podiatrist. Unless there was trauma to the nail, it could be something different all together.
Board: Nail Problems 07-27-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,872
Posted By Marti
Re: Dark line down middle of pinky nail

You really need to see your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. If it ia a nail mole, it could be malignant or benign, but you won't know until you see the dermatologist.
Board: Nail Problems 07-27-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,580
Posted By Marti
Re: Damaged thumbnail

How long ago did you rip the nail off?
Board: Psoriasis 07-21-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,533
Posted By Marti
Re: nail psoriasis, pitting

It's up to you, but from what I have read, it doesn't help much if at all. Nail psoriasis can affect only the nails, only the skin or both.
Board: Nail Problems 07-21-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,033
Posted By Marti
Re: Gel Chips Off Vertical Split Nail

If the gel resin chips off the sides, you may be applying it too close to the skin. You can apply more than one coat and try to apply some to the free edge as well to seal it.
Board: Nail Problems 07-21-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,643
Posted By Marti
Re: Nail/finger bit by dog

By the way, the best way to break up a fight between the dogs is to grab an ear and pinch down as hard as you can. Their mothers would bite their ears to 'correct' them when they were puppies. It...
Board: Nail Problems 07-21-2009, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,643
Posted By Marti
Re: Nail/finger bit by dog

I would see your dermatologist for the swelling. You could have an infection deep under the nail fold at the cuticle.
Board: Nail Problems 07-06-2009, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,883
Posted By Marti
Re: Nail white-part

You can't fix it. After years of biting your nail plate off, the underlying nail bed has turned into 'real' skin and the nail plate cannot adhere to this type of skin. What you see now, you will...
Board: Nail Problems 07-03-2009, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,416
Posted By Marti
Re: Toenail tore off

1. Will it grow back? That doctor at the clinic said it would. My primary said no guarantees. I am a healthy 45yr old male.

A: Maybe so, maybe not; there are no certain answers. If the root...
Board: Nail Problems 06-22-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,584
Posted By Marti
Re: Rippled naiils

If they are discolored, it could be Beau's lines.
Board: Nail Problems 06-22-2009, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,534
Posted By Marti
Re: Bacterial Cuticle Infection that will not respond to treatment

It depends entirely on what type of bacterial infection it is. It could also be a paronychia infection of the nail fold that will not respond to anti-biotics. Paronychia is a 'yeast' infection that...
Board: Nail Problems 06-18-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,400
Posted By Marti
Re: Could this be a fungal growth on my big toe?

Hematoma can occur from most anything and yes, it would look blackish. No, it won't always be a round bruise, but will follow the 'rails and grooves' that the nail plate rides forward on, so it will...
Board: Nail Problems 06-15-2009, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,129
Posted By Marti
Re: splitting toe nail

Usually, if a problem has been recurrant for years, it will never change back to normal. If the split in the nail began at the matrix where the nail plate cells are developed, then the split is...
Board: Nail Problems 06-15-2009, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 52,491
Posted By Marti
Re: nails cracking vertically

A vertical split can signify permanent damage from a raised 'rail' on the nail bed itself. A swollen or raised rail can virtually push up through the entire nail plate and permanently split it into...
Board: Nail Problems 06-15-2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,050
Posted By Marti
Re: subungal hematoma, what to expect next?

It is actually best to use plain gauze and tie it onto the toe, but only do this if there is a vreak in the nail plate and it is loose.
Board: Nail Problems 06-14-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,310
Posted By Marti
Re: why do my toenails grow up

The nail palte will follow the shape of the underlying bone tip. Ski-jump nails always have an upward turning bone tip. Usually, this is genetic.
Board: Nail Problems 06-14-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 14,196
Posted By Marti
Re: how to get rid of vertical ridges in finger nails

Vertical ridges in the nail plate are caused by a dried out plate. If you work with solvents on a daily basis (including lots of water) they will wick the natural oils and moisture from the nail...
Board: Nail Problems 06-07-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,205
Posted By Marti
Re: Will my nail grow back?

Leave the thing alone!! The soft flesh underneath is the nail bed. The nail plate is there to protect this delicate tissue. If you had removed the root, it would have been incredibly painful as...
Board: Nail Problems 06-07-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,765
Posted By Marti
Re: Black spots in nail plate

Anything is possible - my advice is that you see your podiatrist.
Board: Nail Problems 06-03-2009, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,050
Posted By Marti
Re: subungal hematoma, what to expect next?

It can take up to a year for the nail to replace itself from cuticle to free edge - especially with a big toe nail. The larger the nail, the longer it takes. The nail plate will detach at the point...
Board: Nail Problems 06-01-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,963
Posted By Marti
Re: fingernail bed

To begin with, the nail BED doesn't grow - only the nail plate can grow. The nail plate cells are developed in the root/Matrix and it can take anywhere form 3-6 months for it to completely replace...
Board: Nail Problems 05-30-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,690
Posted By Marti
Re: LAMASIL did not work for me. What now???

Fungal spores invade the space between the nail plate and the nail bed. They 'eat' the proteins of the nail plate for 'food' and live deep within the layers of the nail plate as well as deep within...
Board: Nail Problems 05-27-2009, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,690
Posted By Marti
Re: LAMASIL did not work for me. What now???

I don't see any reason to remove the entire nail plate to kill the infection. Just keep the debris cleaned out from under the nail plate where it has separated and use the Formula 3. Usually, the...
Board: Nail Problems 05-27-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 16,979
Posted By Marti
Re: Is Lamisil safe or is another method recommended?

Fungal spores can live on contaminated surfaces such as dirty floors, dirty shower flores, in your shoes and socks. Be sure he wears socks or shower shoes when he doesn't wear his regular shoes. ...
Board: Nail Problems 05-27-2009, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,866
Posted By Marti
Re: Pain following overlay application

The procedure you described is NOT gel nails, nor is it traditional acrylic. It is a "nail glue and acrylic powder" dip method, so I am thinking that you didn't get what you paid for. This...
Board: Nail Problems 05-27-2009, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,657
Posted By Marti
Re: Paronychia,toe

Saok it in a mixture of Epson Salt and water twice a day for about 10 minutes. I will say that if it is just the side that is infected, it may not be Paronychia - it may be an ingrown nail that has...
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