Now this query is a real common one:
"Have I got fungal toenails?"
(I get all the glamorous questions)
Then it's followed by — how can I get rid of it?!
Now, sometimes even for me, it's hard to tell. I'd have to know your medical history, what you've tried etc.
Also, the reality is that not all fungal toenails are home-curable.
But there's always a few tell-tale signs. As well as one or two things you can do.
Ah, the dreaded white spot on your nail. You thought it would never come for you.
That fungal tap on the shoulder was for other people. Or so you thought.
Yet, here you are, avoiding eye contact with your nail for too long. Yep, I get a lot of emails about white spots on nails.
Now there's a few different causes; and a fungal nail infection is one of them.
So, there's a dark mark beneath your toenail. It's gnarly.
You can't remember banging it. You googled — and now you're anguished.
Is it a toenail hematoma or melanoma?
Trust me, black stains under nails are a big patient worry. The vast majority of the time it's nothing serious.
But now and again, sometimes, occasionally, it's something else...
Now, I love nail fungus and athlete's foot spores. But *breathes in* ...a change is as good as a rest.
So today we head north. From your toenails to your fingernails.
To be more precise: fingernail damage from shellac and how you can heal it.
(We also cover beauty barons, toenail pies and fun fingers)
What's the best way to beautiful nails? Shellac. What's the best way to hideous nails? Shellac.
What's the best way to repair shellac nails?
(Toe and fingernails)
These heated gel treatments last a long time. That's the problem.
Shellac smothers and leads to malnourished nails in urgent need of TLC.
The bright plastic coating deprives your precious nails of nutrients and oxygen. This throttling leaves some unique calling cards.
But don't get freaked out. You can repair shellac-damaged nails — and easily.
A toe hangnail you get as regular as utility bills.
An accessory toenail that regenerates no matter how many times you rip it out.
You cut it back, it grows back. You yank it out and its spiky little head rears again.
This vexatious little nail flourishes on the outside of your little toe. Most aren't sure what they are (including quite a lot of Podiatrists).
How do you get rid of this PITA split pinky toenail? And what the hell is a Lister Corn?