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Likely fungal toe infection, wasn't discolored yet, but the nail was elevated & was easy to cut it back to the nailbedding. No pain. Will nailgrow bk?

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In brief: Fungal nails

Fungus is very difficult to get out of the toenails.
The fungus discolors, thickens, and changes the over-all shape of the nails. It can stunt the growth of the nails. Unfortunately, cutting the infected portion, or total removal of the nail does not usually get rid of the fungus. Topical and oral therapies are the only way to get rid of nail fungus. Liver functionos must be done before oral.

In brief: Fungal nails

Fungus is very difficult to get out of the toenails.
The fungus discolors, thickens, and changes the over-all shape of the nails. It can stunt the growth of the nails. Unfortunately, cutting the infected portion, or total removal of the nail does not usually get rid of the fungus. Topical and oral therapies are the only way to get rid of nail fungus. Liver functionos must be done before oral.
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