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How Can You Get Rid Of Thickened Skin Underneath A Toenail
Soak: Try soaking the foot with warm water and use a soft brush to remove the dry buildup of skin. ...Read more
How could you get rid of the thickened skin under a toenail. This is not a fungus. Just thick skin?
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. ...Read more
I have dry, itchy, cracked skin, and thickened heels on my feet. I have dark toenails & fungus for over twenty years. How can I get rid of this?
I have very thick callus skin on either sides of my big toenails. They don't itch and are not painful. What could it be and how do I get rid of it?
If it is only a: Callous that is usually seen when the nails are growing into the skin. The question is callous the right diagnosis. Sometimes, one sees warts around a toenail. ...Read more
Callus removal: Calluses build up from wear and tear, and may be worse with dry skin. Otc home remedies include a pumice stone or pediegg type of device (helps to soak feet first), or many salons can do a pedicure. If severe, if blisters or bleeding underneath callus, or if you have diabetes or sensory nerve problems, best to see primary care doc or podiatrist. A good moisturizing foot cream can help prevent. ...Read more
I've got an ingrown toenail and a couple weeks of go I cut off the piece of toenail out, but still have pain. Are they gonna get rid of the extra skin on the sides?
Please see your MD: Lot of things could be done 'by do it yourself' but not on human body, . Especially your own. You may be in-traducing potentially dangerous infections into you even lethal tetanus infection, please go and see you doctor or dpm. ...Read more
I had a verruca when I was 14 on the ball of my foot. The skin is now hardened where it was how to get rid of it?
See your doctor: May need surgical excision.Get a more detailed answer ›
How can I get rid of a mosaic wort on my foot? It doesn't protrude above skin. Its a bunch of tiny black dots that have calloused ovr a tiny bit
I have had this white dry raised skin under my foot for about a year. I was just wondering if there's a way to get rid of it. It looks disgusting?
Get it looked at.: Skin issues can be several factors. I would have your doctor or dermatologist look at it. It may be a simple solution of getting a stronger steroid cream from them. ...Read more
Antifungal: Use an antifungal cream to the skin. ...Read more
I have a small hole near the heel of my foot. Filled with skin. Hurts when put pressure on. What is it and how do I get rid of it?
This is most likely a small Porokeratoma discreta (painful "hole" filled with callous tissue), a small wart or perhaps even an old scar with callus over it. The "poros" are common in th heel and sometimes will respond to over the counter wart medication. If it persists, your foot specialist has several treatment options. Good luck. ...Read more
I have this dry, thick, and rough skin on the top of my foot. It's also a little darker than the rest of the skin. How can I get rid of it?
Try moisturizing it.: It is a little odd to complain of rough skin to the top of the foot as opposed to the bottom of the foot and hence, it may not just be "dry skin" you may have a dermatitis of some sort. Therefore, if moisturizer does not work visit a podiatrist or dermatologist to have it looked at. ...Read more
I have this patch of peeling/blistering skin on the bottom of my foot. What is it and how do I get rid of it?
Try and: Nit fungal cream if no improvement after a couple of weeks see podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more
I have bubbles on my toe with puss and the skin on my foot is peaking around this area? What is it and how do I get rid of it?
Varies: You are describing an infectious process. It is hard to say by what you said how severe it is or what caused it, it may have been a bite. Safest thing would be to be seen and have doctor look at it. If it seems real mild, you could try applying an antibiotic ointment and if it does not get better with 24 hours or worsens at any point be seen. ...Read more
There's a blister on my foot that feels like a callous. There is dark red under the skin. I've had it a while. Is it a blood blister? How do I get rid
Have it evaluated: Some causes of corns or calluses include: friction, pressure, repetitive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some may develop bleeding under the callus resulting in a darkened discoloration of the underlying skin. You may benefit with the use of a special topical moisturize and the use of a pumice stone or an emory board. Consult with your podiatrist and determine the best approach for you. ...Read more
Do I have a foot fungus? How can I get rid of dead peeling skin on my feet? I have very dry feet, the skin on the bottom of my feet have been peeling for as long as I can remember, I tried using a pumice stone, soaking them, getting a pedicure, but noth
There are several conditions that can cause peeling of the skin on your feet. Any process that triggers rapid renewal of the epidermis on your feet will contribute to thickened, peeling skin; in many cases this problem is merely due to an occupation that demands a lot of walking or standing.
Your doctor can readily diagnose a fungal infection by obtaining a skin scraping and examining it under a microscope. If this doesn't reveal the cause of your peeling, he/she can investigate for other potential causes (circulation problems, dyshidrosis, ichthyosis, autoimmune disorders, etc.).
If you haven't seen your doctor about this issue yet, I recommend you do so. ...Read more
Fungus in toenail: Fungal infection of the toenails is called onycomycosis and can be treated by your doctor. The fungus should be cultured to determine the type of fungus because the treatments differ depending on the type. Typically there are both topical and systemic medications but they have to be used for a long time under supervision. Other treatments include laser, surgically or chemically removing the nail &. ...Read more
We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more
Fungal infection: Toenail fungus is an infection of the bed and plate underlying the surface of the nail. You should treat toenail fungus as soon as it appears. Yellow toenails are a side effect of the presence of toenail fungus. The more discolored the nail, the further along the infection. There are many antifungal agents in the market to use from. ...Read more