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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
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
What could be causing the joints on my second toe of each foot to be sore, swollen, and hot with thick skin?
Not sure: Consult a podiatrist. Are yoru shoes well fitting? ...Read more