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How to remove a toenail at home

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 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
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Dr. Eugene Batelli
25 years experience
No such thing: No such thing as calcium buildup in toenails. It's more likely white superficial onychomycosis.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 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
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 14 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
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
40 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
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Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 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
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Ingrown nail: Best way to remove an ingrown nail is professionally by a podiatrist. Do not attempt at home.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Tseng
Podiatry 28 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Marks
14 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
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frazier Frantz
Pediatric Surgery 35 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
43 years experience
Toenail regrowth: Depending on your circulation, it is usually between 6 months and 9 months.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 43 years experience
Not much: There are false toenails but they are difficult to keep on.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
Dermatology 40 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
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 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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