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Skin/Nail

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Ingrown Toe Nail
An ingrown toe nail is best described as a foreign body reaction with mild infection. The toe nail grows into the skin and acts as a foreign body. The adjacent skin reacts to the nail as... read more...
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Onychomycosis
Onychomycosis refers to a fungal infection of the toe nail or finger nail. It is estimated that 50 million Americans suffer from onychomycosis. Onychomycosis causes the nail to become thick,... read more...
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Toe Nail Fungus
Toe nail fungus is a fungal infection of the nail that results in thickening and yellow discoloration of the nail. For more information on this topic, please view our article on onychomycosis.... read more...
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Toe Nail Injuries
The toe nail is susceptible to trauma in so many ways. The most common injury to the nail is a bruise beneath the nail called a subungual hematoma. The bruise (hematoma) forms beneath the nail (subungual)... read more...
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Skin and Nail
Skin is the single largest organ in the human body. Estimates of the size of the surface area of the skin of an adult male range up to 15,000 sq. inches, or roughly the size of a 9'x12' rug. The average man has... read more...
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Toe Nail Trimming
Trimming toenails can be performed in a number of ways that include straight across or deep down into the corners. Most important is the need to effectively trim the entire nail, not leaving any of the remaining... read more...
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Diabetic Foot Care
Foot care in diabetic patients is an essential part of their daily care. Many of the irritations of the skin that a healthy, non-diabetic patient would take for granted cannot be felt by... read more...
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Athlete's Foot
Athlete's foot is the layman's term used to describe two different fungal infections of the foot collectively known as tinea pedis. Acute and chronic athlete's foot are caused by two different types of... read more...
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Corn and Callus
Friction between the foot and the floor is important in walking and running. Friction allows us to stand in place without slipping and to push off during the normal gait cycle. Each step we take results... read more...