Asked by: Buenaventu Nietzsche
asked in category: General Last Updated: 7th May, 2020

Why do I have short toenails?

The most common reason for ingrown toenails is cutting toenails too short . When people cut their nails too short , the skin on the sides can cover the corners of the nail. Cutting nails in a rounded shape instead of straight across can also cause the nail to break the soft skin.

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Keeping this in consideration, what can your toenails tell you?

Your toenails tell a lot about your overall health. A fungal infection often causes thickened yellow toenails . Thick, yellow nails also can be a sign of an underlying disease, including lymphedema (swelling related to the lymphatic system), lung problems, psoriasis, or rheumatoid arthritis.

Similarly, is having long toenails bad? If you leave your toenails too long , they are more likely to get caught on something and tear. It's recommended that you maintain your toenails at a length of about 1 to 2 millimeters (0.04 to 0.08 inches).

Subsequently, question is, how do I fix my toenails?

You can try a variety of home-based methods to treat nail fungus:

  1. Clean the affected area with soap and water daily.
  2. Groom your nails regularly.
  3. Apply an over-the-counter fungal treatment after you gently file your nails.
  4. Apply Vicks VapoRub on your toenail each day.

What is the thick stuff under my toenails?

When a toenail develops a fungal infection, it typically turns yellow or brown. It becomes thick and overgrown. Foul-smelling debris also may accumulate under the nail. A less common variety of toenail fungus is called white superficial onychomycosis.

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