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Thickened Skin 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
It could be fungus: Toenail fungal infections, onychomycosis, are characterized by thicking of the nail plate, discoloration (usually yellowish brown) lossening of the nail and accumulation of debris between the nail plate and nail bed. It is also possible that you are developing a corn on the end of your toe as a result of the toe being too long or becoming deformed. A quick exam can determine this. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: You should have that looked at to make sure it is nothing serious. ...Read more
See a doctor: A hole in your foot is not normal. You need to see a podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more
Many choices: Your primary care doctor, an urgent care or walk-in clinic, or a podiatrist can all examine and treat, including removing callus and/or draining an infection if necessary. If you are diabetic, have poor circulation or there is a very deep/complicated/badly infected wound, you may need to see a podiatrist or general surgeon, but even then primary or urgent care can get you started. ...Read more
No!!: Absolutely not. If you do, there is no barrier against an infection. Let it heal and the blister will resolve on its own. ...Read more
Hi, i have 5 small bumps under my left foot and its pain when I walk. The bumps is in black in color and have a thick skin on it?
What could be causing the joints on my second toe of each foot to be sore, swollen, and hot with thick skin?
Consult a podiatrist.
Are yoru shoes well fitting? ...Read more
I am experiencing foot swelling, foot numbness, foot tenderness to touch, foot pain and foot redness. The following also describes me: Thick skin. What should I do?
It depends: To better answer your question, we'd need to know what the cause of the thickened skin is. And we'd need to know the location. Thickened skin could be the result of psoriasis, eczema, poor hygiene, etc. So without additional information, it's difficult to answer your question. ...Read more
An itch on my arm was scratched hard repeatedly. It's been weeks and has turned dry, pink, peeling, and itchy with thickened skin. It has spread.?
Not spreading.: The problem is that the itch was scratched hard, and repeatedly for an extended period and therefore the skin problem is entirely due to secondary changes; this means that it is irrelevant what caused the itch because all the changes you are described is from the scratching. Cure: stop scratching. ...Read more
Could thickened skin be a thyroid problem. Im only 18 and im not crazy but my skin looks really scaley, my hair is dry and brittle but my thyr is norm?
Hypothyroidism?: In thyroid disease it may take some time for the laboratory values to catch up to the actual clinical symptomology the patient is experiencing. If it has been some time since your last thyroid hormone level testing as well as thyroid stimulating hormone test, it may be time to take another snapshot and see if these levels have changed or caught up to your clinical symptoms. ...Read more
I had ipl yesterday on face and I am swollen through cheeks and puffy under one eye. Also, very red with thickened skin and enlarged pores — pores wer?
IPL: It is not uncommon after IPL to have more swelling and discoloration initially. But how much energy was used and what is your Fitzpatrick skin type? Please send a photo and this info to see if you are having a negative reaction that may require Rx. ...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 got hit on right side of face, earlobe is droopy, thickened skin, numb and floppy. Jaw and ear area sore. Is this damage permanent?
More info: When did you get hit? What hit you? Depends on the severity of hit, normally will go after 1 day if not visit a doctor as soon as possible it might be traumatic brain injury. ...Read more
Hands started itching 1 week ago. No visible rash. Some skin-colored thickened skin on fingers, peeling. No change in hydration, products, foods.
Topical keratolytics: Several moisturizers over the counter have ingredients that over time will help minimize thicker skin: look for products that have one of the following ingredients: lactic acid, urea, salicyclic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid. The caveat is that you have to continue using ingredient to maintain benefit. ...Read more
Depends: There are many causes of thick skin, from psoriasis to certain genetic conditions with hyperkeratosis. Thick skin in one area could be simply callouses or warts. Thick skin all over the hand can sometimes impede movement, crack & get infected, or retain moisture. See a dermatologist if it bothers you or if you feel something else is going on. ...Read more
Injury to the nail: An injury or trauma to the toe can cause the cuticle to separate from the nail Seek a Podiatrist in your area. Easily can become worse. ...Read more
Both of my big toenails fell off. Is it okay for me to buy fake toenails and glue them to the underlying skin since I have no nail left?
Probably not: The glue for fake nails is not designed to be used on bare skin. Why did your toenails fall off? If it was from an injury and the cuticle is still intact they will grow back, it will take some time though. ...Read more
I have a piece of toenail deep that is ripped apart from the rest. The skin is covering it and I can't get it out. What can I do at home?
I ripped my toenail as well as the right side of my skin, it started to bleed. 4 days later and still bloody, it is inflamed, inflation spread, why?
Wait no more.: Well, when the skin was ripped, the wound may have been seeded with a bacterium. The wound has now become infected or at least showing signs of infection. This can get worse and very quickly. The best solution is to have your toe evaluated by a podiatrist or any other doctor with experience treating nail injuries. ...Read more
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