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How to remove a toenail at home

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
White on Nails: Leukonychia (or leuconychia), also known as white nails or milk spots, is a medical term for white discoloration appearing on nails and not due to cal... Read More
Dr. Eugene Batelli
24 years experience
No such thing: No such thing as calcium buildup in toenails. It's more likely white superficial onychomycosis.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
You can try : Soaking in hot water to make the nail soft then cut the edge on a small slant. However, most often more of the nail needs to be removed and this could... Read More
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 13 years experience
Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow ... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Nail care...: Ingrown toenails can be remedied through soaking your foot in warm water, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
Ingrown nail: The best way to remove an ingrown nail from home is not to do it. To many complications like leaving a spicule that you can't see, infections etc. Se... Read More
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
You can not : It is difficult to remove the ingrown nail while doing 'bathroom' surgery. An ingrown nail is when a nail spicule protrudes downward into the nail gr... Read More
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Ingrown nail: Best way to remove an ingrown nail is professionally by a podiatrist. Do not attempt at home.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Tseng
Podiatry 27 years experience
Foot feeling hot: Hot flashes in your foot can be any of these: gout can cause a hot red swollen toe joint or ankle. It's rare for your age. Get a blood test check you... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Marks
13 years experience
Treating fungus...: Treating fungus in nails is challenging and takes at least 6-8 weeks. If you are young and healthy and the nails are just yellow - applying antifungal... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frazier Frantz
Pediatric Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Vicks vaporub applied to the affected nails 1-2 times daily is effective. Reports of the efficacy of tree oil are also available, but I have no exper... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Toenail regrowth: Depending on your circulation, it is usually between 6 months and 9 months.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Not much: There are false toenails but they are difficult to keep on.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
Dermatology 39 years experience
Toenails: Depending on which toenail it is it usually takes upto 1 year or longer for a toenails to regrow. Normal diet is important as are other medical condi... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Cut toenail: The toenail needs to be cut at angle so that it does not cut into skin and a wedge of cotton is placed between toenail and skin so that itvdoes not ci... Read More
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