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

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

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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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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Why is the skin thickening under my toenails?

Why is the skin thickening under my toenails?

Could be a fungus: But without seeing you or taking a culture, it's impossible to say. A podiatrist (in person) would be able to give you the answers you need. ...Read more

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What causes thick skin under the toenail the nail is curving around the thickened skin buildup

What causes thick skin under the toenail the nail is curving around the thickened skin buildup

Probable Fungus: Sounds like toenail fungus causing build up under nail and nail changes. Topical or oral medication can help. Visit a local podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have thick skin growing from under my toenail, what is that?

I have thick skin growing from under my toenail, what is that?

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

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What could dark brown and thick skin on my foot be?

Needs evaluation: You should have that looked at to make sure it is nothing serious. ...Read more

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What can I do to deal with thick skin around a hole on my foot?

What can I do to deal with thick skin around a hole on my foot?

See a doctor: A hole in your foot is not normal. You need to see a podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more

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I have pus formed inside the thick skin on the base of my foot. Who can help?

I have pus formed inside the thick skin on the base of my foot. Who can help?

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

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I have blister formed inside the thick skin on the base of my foot. Pop it?

I have blister formed inside the thick skin on the base of my foot. Pop it?

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

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What is the best treatment for thickened skin?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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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 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?

Evaluation: Sounds like you have a fungal infection. Would be good idea to be evaluated as there is medication available for all of these conditions. A physician may also need to perform a biopsy or culture as well. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hands started itching 1 week ago. No visible rash. Some skin-colored thickened skin on fingers, peeling. No change in hydration, products, foods.

Hands started itching 1 week ago.  No visible rash.  Some skin-colored thickened skin on fingers, peeling.  No change in hydration, products, foods.

Possible eczema: Sounds like eczema-Contact Dermatits. However, there is usually a rash in this situation. Are you using any new soap or hand lotion? You can try 1% Hydrocortisone Cream over the counter. ...Read more

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How to remove thick skin on top of feet?

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

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Is it bad to have thick skin on your hands?

Is it bad to have thick skin on your hands?

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

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Thick skin under my fingernails how to treat?

Thick skin under my fingernails how to treat?

FUNGUS INFECTION: It is treated with oral antifungal rx like Lamisil (terbinafine) 250 mg. Daily x 3 months. Make sure to check liver function tests. ...Read more

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The skin on the bottom of one of my toenails is detaching from the nail, what is going on?

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

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Is it normal to have a mild case of psoriasis on several toenails without any skin symptoms?

Yes: With mild cases of psoriais, you can develop this in just the toenails as this makes the nails weaker and prone to a fungus infection. ...Read more

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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

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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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Is it bad to have thick skin?

Not necessarily : You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can make sure there is nothing else causing this problem. ...Read more

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How to get thick skin on your butt cheeks?

How to get thick skin on your butt cheeks?

Thick skin: A compounded medication called vitamin c palmitate 30% applied twice a day to the skin has been shown to thicken skin in some patients. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Thick Skin (Definition)

The term thick skinned is used to refer to someone who is not easily upset by criticism. Some have used it to describe lack of empathy. A more literal definition is increased depth of the tissue ...Read more