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What would cause thick toenails in a toddler? Is there anything to do to get rid of it?

What would cause thick toenails in a toddler? Is there anything to do to get rid of it?

Congenital: Actually 99% of thickened nails result from a birth defect, which may show up as the child ages. There is almost always a family history of such things. The fungus mif there, is always the result of, not the cause of the problem. Thus antifungal therapies almost never cause it to disa[ppear. There is no known cure for "horn" nails. But they are cosmetic problems only. ...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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Is there a way to get rid of thick toenails?

Is there a way to get rid of thick toenails?

See a podiatrist: Trimming the thickened toenails can be a solution. This can be done manually by grinding or can be done with a keratolytic (medication) which can be prescribed. Consider seeing a podiatrist because it may not just be thick toenails. There may be an underlying infection in the nail and/or under the nail that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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What causes yellow toenails and how do I get rid of it?

What causes yellow toenails and how do I get rid of it?

Fungal infection: Toenail fungus is an infection of the bed and plate underlying the surface of the nail. You should treat toenail fungus as soon as it appears. Yellow toenails are a side effect of the presence of toenail fungus. The more discolored the nail, the further along the infection. There are many antifungal agents in the market to use from. ...Read more

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I have very thick callus skin on either sides of my big toenails. They don't itch and are not painful. What could it be and how do I get rid of it?

I have very thick callus skin on either sides of my big toenails. They don't itch and are not painful. What could it be and how do I get rid of it?

If it is only a: Callous that is usually seen when the nails are growing into the skin. The question is callous the right diagnosis. Sometimes, one sees warts around a toenail. ...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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I have fungal infection between my foot fingers since a very long time. It causes a lot of itching. What should I do to get rid of it?

I have fungal infection between my foot fingers since a very long time. It causes a lot of itching. What should I do to get rid of it?

Athlete's foot: Most cases of can be cured with over-the-counter antifungal products and basic good hygiene. Wash and dry your feet every morning and evening, change socks daily, and don't wear the same shoes day after day to allow them time to dry completely before wearing again. Sprinkle antifungal powder on feet and in your shoes daily. Antifungal creams, spray and powders should be used for several weeks. ...Read more

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Bunions. I've had them for years and they haven't caused any issues. But now I'm getting one on the inside side of my foot. Can I get rid of them?

Bunions. I've had them for years and they haven't caused any issues. But now I'm getting one on the inside side of my foot. Can I get rid of them?

No quick fix: Please see a podiatrist who can determine the extent and nature of your bunion issue; however, bunions will not go away on their own and may require surgery if symptomatic. ...Read more

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I have this dry, thick, and rough skin on the top of my foot. It's also a little darker than the rest of the skin. How can I get rid of it?

I have this dry, thick, and rough skin on the top of my foot. It's also a little darker than the rest of the skin. How can I get rid of it?

Try moisturizing it.: It is a little odd to complain of rough skin to the top of the foot as opposed to the bottom of the foot and hence, it may not just be "dry skin" you may have a dermatitis of some sort. Therefore, if moisturizer does not work visit a podiatrist or dermatologist to have it looked at. ...Read more

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2 weeks pregnant and been getting leg and foot cramps. What causes them and how do I get rid of them?

2 weeks pregnant and been getting leg and foot cramps. What causes them and how do I get rid of them?

Cramps: Hormonal changes can be the cause though unusual for only 1 week pregnancy. Try a warm moist compress to the area and if it continues consult obgyn. ...Read more

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I have pain under my big toenail what can I do to get rid of it?

Depends on the cause: This could be due to trauma or due to infections.. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the appropriate treatment. By leaving it alone it may get worse. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a toenail fungus?

What can I do to get rid of a toenail fungus?

Three options: There are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects and consequences. Direct doctor supervision is needed. The second option is laser treatment. This option is also highly effective, in my experience, without any significant side effect. The third option is a topical medication. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of an ingrown toenail?

What should I do to get rid of an ingrown toenail?

If it is acutely: Inflamed, you need to see a doctor for nail removal and maybe even antibiotics. If it is a chronic problem, you should start to use nail clipping techniques that avoid sharp edges that grow into surrounding skin. Your doctor can show you this technique at next visit. ...Read more

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I have fungus toenails on both feet. What can I do to get rid of fungus toenails?

I have fungus toenails on both feet. What can I do to get rid of fungus toenails?

We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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What to do to get rid of toenail fungus while nursing? Fungal growth started around 2.5 months ago and getting bigger on one toe.

What to do to get rid of toenail fungus while nursing? Fungal growth started around 2.5 months ago and getting bigger on one toe.

Topicals: There are a number of topical products that should be safe during pregnancy. Just be patient. Toenails take 9 months to grow and will take at least that long to completely clear. ...Read more

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How to get rid of horned toenails?

How to get rid of horned toenails?

Cut them: Podiatrists do this well as they have good handpiece s to cut down the nails easier. You then may want to soften the nail after cutting with a high concentration urea product; 40 percent or better. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of fungus toenails?

How can I get rid of fungus toenails?

We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a black toenail?

If it's blood from: An injury that is dried and stained on the nail, it will have to grow out or come off when the new nail presents. It may take weeks to months but don't worry ...Read more

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What's best to get rid of fungus in toenails?

Oral Lamisil (terbinafine): See your podiatrist. Laser is also an option. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of fungi in your toenails?

How can you get rid of fungi in your toenails?

Fungus in toenail: Fungal infection of the toenails is called onycomycosis and can be treated by your doctor. The fungus should be cultured to determine the type of fungus because the treatments differ depending on the type. Typically there are both topical and systemic medications but they have to be used for a long time under supervision. Other treatments include laser, surgically or chemically removing the nail &. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my dead toenails the painless way, manually at home?

Do not!: Don;t do it at home.
See a podiatrist.
You could end-up with serious problems, like infections and partial removals.
DO NOT DO IT YOURSELF AT HOME ...Read more

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One of my little toenail has been brown like forever. Why? And how to get rid of it?

One of my little toenail has been brown like forever. Why? And how to get rid of it?

Onychomycosis: Could be nail fungus. Go to see a local podiatrist in your area. The nail can be cultured and examined microscopically to determine if there is a fungal infection present. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of smelly feet and toenails?

What are some ways to get rid of smelly feet and toenails?

Soak your feet: In warm water and a few tea bags. The tannic acid in the tea will help dry the feet and reduce the smell. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of infected ingrown toenails?

Infected Ingrow toen: Best way is surgically remove the ingrowing toenail and cleanig the area to drain and coverage with appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more