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how to remove a toenail at home

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
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
23 years experience Podiatry
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
28 years experience Podiatry
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
12 years experience Podiatry
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
22 years experience Podiatry
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
38 years experience Podiatry
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
37 years experience Podiatry
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
14 years experience Podiatry
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
26 years experience Podiatry
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
12 years experience Family Medicine
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
33 years experience Pediatric Surgery
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
41 years experience Podiatry
Toenail regrowth: Depending on your circulation, it is usually between 6 months and 9 months.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It depends if the nail was just removed (avulsion) or if the nail and root were removed (matrixectomy). If properly done, a nail matrixectomy will no ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
38 years experience Podiatry
Press on nails: Press on nail for appearance, otherwise here is no harm in not having a nail.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
That's it: Nothing you can do about it. If the is any bit of the nail left you can create a fake nail but that would be a process you would have to do every so o ... Read More

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