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How could you get rid of the thickened skin under a toenail. this is not a fungus. just thick skin?

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Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 33 years experience
See a podiatrist: This sounds like an issue beyond self-help measures such as "bathroom surgery'. The thickened skin may be callusing over a bone spur, which might need to be addressed.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See below: Skin does not usually thicken under a toenail unless there. Has been trauma or a disease process. See a podiatrist for treatment.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How can you get rid of thickened skin underneath a toenail?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Keratolytic creams: Keratolytic cream which treat thickened skin such as lachydrin, (lactic acid) urea, and even topical vitamin acid creams could soften the area.

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