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Nail Fungus ?

Discussion in 'Injury Recovery Rehabilitation Massage' started by DAMIAN, Feb 17, 2012.

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    DAMIAN Member

    Mar 9, 2010
    Yikes! The tips of my pinky fingernails have white half-moon shapes on them. The nails are not split. Could this be a nail fungus? This scares me because I hear that they are like impossible to get rid of! Any ideas? :(
  2. The Unknown Chef

    The Unknown Chef Member

    Nov 16, 2009

    Mineral imbalance?
  3. hockeyguy

    hockeyguy Member

    Sep 21, 2009

    How long have they been like this?? Did you some how damage the nail?? I have had this happen at times when my nail was bent at the tip.

    Is the nail lifted?? Are there any funky odors coming from your nails?? Is it coming from the edge of the nail or the center?? Fungus usually starts at the edge or tip of the nail unless you somehow damaged or cracked the middle of your nail.

    If I were you, I would keep track of it for a couple weeks before doing anything with it. If it grows out with your nail, I wouldnt worry about it. But, if the band keeps getting wider and/or changes color then it is time to act. You can either see your doctor and he will take care of you, or you can buy an over the counter product like FungiNail.

    Good luck, nail fungus can be tricky to get rid of.

  4. Real Deal CowGirl

    Real Deal CowGirl Member

    Aug 8, 2009

    That's not nail fungus. It might just be little bubbles of air in the nail.

    Marti's site is a good place to learn about nails:

  5. Samantha Boyle

    Samantha Boyle Member

    Oct 29, 2009

    bluejeans, did you figure out what was going on with your nails?

    massagerelated, thanks for the link.
  6. Jefferson

    Jefferson Member

    Oct 28, 2009
    Nail Fungus ?

    NOT impossible but it does take a long time. The meds required make some sick. It takes nearly a year to resolve completely..

    OK, the little half moons...if there is no discoloration it most likely is NOT a fungus.

    Go to the Lamisil site for more info.

  7. TDWP

    TDWP Member

    Oct 28, 2009

    While we're talking about nail fungus and Lamasil.

    I'd like to add an old wives tale for those who have experienced the "yellow hard nail" syndrome.

    Back in Vietnam they would use Vick's Vapor Rub on the mens toes for this. I have a friend (nail tech) who suggested this to me for a client I had who was having nail problems of this sort. It did take about a year plus, but the yellow discoloration, and hardness, along with the severe nail sensitivity did finally resolve.

    It's just another thing to try for that sort of problem - inexpensive and if a client won't try the medical route maybe it will help.

    I know this doesn't have anything to do with the half-moons, but I thought I'd interject. 8)
  8. fungusclinic

    fungusclinic Newbie

    Aug 4, 2012
    4646 Dufferin St, Unit #3
    Nail fungus is generally developed to the people of adult age.Bristle nails and paleness are some of the symptoms of fungal nail infection. For a better nail fungus treatment one should go for laser based fungal nail infection treatment.
  9. Shooting

    Shooting New Member

    Jul 22, 2013
    i gotta stop biting my nails

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