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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

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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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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

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?

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 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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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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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

Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Thick Skin (Definition)

Thick skin is skin that is unusually tough and dense. Thickened skin may be due to abnormal material ...Read more