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Thickened Skin Toenail
How could you get rid of the thickened skin under a toenail. This is not a fungus. Just thick skin?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 of time 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
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 ?
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