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If my toenail fungus is cured will the nail get thin and smooth again?

If my toenail fungus is cured will the nail get thin and smooth again?

It should: The nail looking normal is usually the sign that the fungus has resolved. However, there are other causes for thick nails, including circulation problems, psoriasis, and others. A person can have thick toenails without a fungus causing the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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Could you tell me if my toenail fungus is cured will the nail get thin and normal?

It might.: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. No one can guarantee your nail will return to "normal" after treatment for a fungus. ...Read more

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I had an ingrown toenail and the dr noticed the nail had fungus, so he removed the entire nail. When will it grow completely back?

I had an ingrown toenail and the dr noticed the nail had fungus, so he removed the entire nail. When will it grow completely back?

This may take a year: Nials grow at different rates from person to person and vary with age and trauma as well. It should be healed and doing better by 6 weeks but will take many months to grow back out. ...Read more

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I have recurring ingrown toenails on my big toe. Did shoes cause this? My pedicurist removes the edge but it always returns. The nail is also thicker?

Aggrevate probably: Chronic ingrown toenails usually will require surgical correction if they persist. This can be performed in the office under local and usually without much, if any, down time. Have you podiatrist evaluate you problem and discuss options. Dr l. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fungal nail infection? Is there any good treatment for this infection? I took antibiotic Lamisil for several months and use creams and lacquers. Nothing help. I have it on toe nails and on my finger nails appear dark thin marks. It does

How to get rid of fungal nail infection? Is there any good treatment for this infection? I took antibiotic Lamisil for several months and use creams and lacquers. Nothing help. I have it on toe nails and on my finger nails appear dark thin marks. It does

Be sure it's fungus: You should have your nails cultured by a podiatrist to confirm it is actually fungus. Other conditions can cause darkening and thickening of nails and some, like melanoma, are very serious. Also, how long was Lamisil (terbinafine) treatment? For toenails, you need to take it daily for 3 months and then wait an additional 6+ months for clear nail to replace the infected nail. ...Read more

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Likely fungal toe infection, wasn't discolored yet, but the nail was elevated & was easy to cut it back to the nailbedding. No pain. Will nailgrow bk?

Likely fungal toe infection, wasn't discolored yet, but the nail was elevated & was easy to cut it back to the nailbedding. No pain. Will nailgrow bk?

Fungal nails: Fungus is very difficult to get out of the toenails. The fungus discolors, thickens, and changes the over-all shape of the nails. It can stunt the growth of the nails. Unfortunately, cutting the infected portion, or total removal of the nail does not usually get rid of the fungus. Topical and oral therapies are the only way to get rid of nail fungus. Liver functionos must be done before oral. ...Read more

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Under some of my nails it is rigid and cuticle destroyed how can I fix itk?

Under some of my nails it is rigid and cuticle destroyed how can I fix itk?

TLC : Need to protect nails from chemicals and water immersion with gloves no manicuring or manipulating nails see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My toenail is fallin off, how could i replace it with a nail until it grows back its due to fungus.Will it ever grow back. I like wearing sandals. ?

My toenail is fallin off, how could i replace it with a nail until it grows back its due to fungus.Will it ever grow back. I like wearing sandals. ?

Read below: If the toenail is falling off, it is best to remove the loose portions of the nail. Then clean it daily with alcohol and use some form of antifungal cream or see your podiatrist for help with this situation. Do not use a fake or acrylic nail as this will promote rapid fungus accumulation under the new incoming toenail. ...Read more

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Hi,my half of the toenail got removed due to "ingrown nail condition".2 week's passed and the wound it's still not healed good enough.What shall I do?

Hi,my half of the toenail got removed due to "ingrown nail condition".2 week's passed and the wound it's still not healed good enough.What shall I do?

Ingrown nail: Keep area clean . May use hydrogen peroxide with a q-tip , to accomplish this. Protect the area with wide based shoe that prevents any pressure on that toe . May also protect area with a band aide when wearing the shoe ...Read more

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Caught my toe nail a week ago and some of it ripped off and now there is an infection under the nail. What can I do toe is red, inflamed & painful.

Caught my toe nail a week ago and some of it ripped off and now there is an infection under the nail. What can I do toe is red, inflamed & painful.

See your doctor: Please see your doctor. It sounds like your toe is infected, and this needs to be treated properly. Your doctor may remove a portion of your nail to allow the infection to drain properly. They may also recommend soaks with Epsom salt. Depending on the severity of the infection, you may also need topical or oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of toe nail fungus that is still in the early stages?

Early toe fungus: When it is very mild, topical treatment can often be effective for nail fungus. Topical creams/gels and even prescription nail polish is to be effective in eradicating the fungus before it grows into a more moderate or severe condition. ...Read more

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

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

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Can athlete's foot lead to nail fungus infection? I have athlete's foot now and using treatment twice a day. My biggest fear is that it will cause ugly nail fungus. Is this possible or is that something completely different? .

Can athlete's foot lead to nail fungus infection? I have athlete's foot now and using treatment twice a day. My biggest fear is that it will cause ugly nail fungus. Is this possible or is that something completely different?

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Athlete's foot/nail : The most common organism in athlete's foot is also the same because of nail fungus. It is very important that treatment begin as soon as possible to prevent the spread of the fungus to the nails. Nail fungus is much more difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenail Fungus (Definition)

Described as having a microscopic mushroom infection of any one of the ten toenails. This infection can lead to the nail becoming extremely thickened ...Read more


Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more