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Toenail Problems

Toenails provide a protective covering for your toes. Sometimes that covering can become injured or diseased. Here you will find common problems that can affect your toenails.

Three Common Toenail Problems
Our toenails are subject to a great deal of stress, and there are three common toenail problems that we often see.

Ingrown Toenail
An ingrown toenail occurs when the edge of the nail, usually on the big toe, grows into the skin adjacent to it. This causes pain and if left untreated may result in infection.

Ingrown Toenail
Causes, symptoms and treatment options for ingrown toenails.

Frequently Asked Questions about Toenails
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about toenails, including issues related to infection, discoloration, and injury.

Toenail Trauma
Whether it's blunt trauma from a heavy object or chronic friction from rubbing against the shoe, injury to the toenail can result in a variety of changes. Here's what you need to know if you see any of these changes.

Toenail Fungus
Causes, symptoms and treatment options for fungus in the toenails.

Topical Treatment Options for Toenail Fungus
A look at how toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, can be treated with topical medicines.

Laser Treatment of Toenail Fungus
An overview of the pros and cons of laser treatment of toenail fungal infection, also known as onychomycosis.

Why is My Nail Loose?

Bacterial Infections of the Feet

Black Toenail - Subungual Hematoma
Black toenail (subungual hematoma); its causes, symptoms and treatment options are discussed.

Tea Tree Oil - Treatment for Toenail Fungus
Tea tree oil is sometimes used for treatment of toenail fungus. Find out more about tea tree oil and its various uses.

Psoriasis
Psoriasis can lead to changes in the toenails. Find out more about the causes, symptoms and treatment options for psoriasis.

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