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Nail Problems and Injuries - Check Your Symptoms

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If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

  • A cut on your finger or toe: Go to the topic Cuts.
  • A scrape on your finger or toe: Go to the topic Scrapes.
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Did you injure your nail?

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Are you unable to remove an object from under your nail?

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Has your nail torn or separated from the nail bed?

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Do you have an ingrown nail?

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Do you have signs of a skin infection around or under your nail?

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Do you have unexplained color changes to your nails?

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Do you have a growth on, under, or next to a nail?

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Do you think you have a fungal nail infection?

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Do you have changes in the shape or texture of your nails?

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Do you know or think you need a tetanus shot?

Other Symptoms to Watch For

If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

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Last Updated: October 07, 2012
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