8 doctors weighed in:

Thickening toe nails?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe fungus?

When patients (and many non-dermatologist physicians) see this problem they automatically assume it's a fungal infection but this is only true about 50% of the time.
There are several other non-infectious causes of thickened nails including psoriasis, chronic friction/trauma, and hereditary causes. See a dermatologist who may want to take a sample of the nails for a fungal culture and/or biopsy.

In brief: Maybe fungus?

When patients (and many non-dermatologist physicians) see this problem they automatically assume it's a fungal infection but this is only true about 50% of the time.
There are several other non-infectious causes of thickened nails including psoriasis, chronic friction/trauma, and hereditary causes. See a dermatologist who may want to take a sample of the nails for a fungal culture and/or biopsy.
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dr. Frank Pinto
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: See podiatrist

Could be fungus, dystrophy which is thickness without fungus - a scrapping of the toenail can be sent to a pathology lab to find out if there is fungus present.

In brief: See podiatrist

Could be fungus, dystrophy which is thickness without fungus - a scrapping of the toenail can be sent to a pathology lab to find out if there is fungus present.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine

In brief: Epsom salt soak

Epsom salt use this to soak feet daily and apply antifungal cream twice daily for 6 weeks - medical model oral antifungal is not good for liver and does not work still.

In brief: Epsom salt soak

Epsom salt use this to soak feet daily and apply antifungal cream twice daily for 6 weeks - medical model oral antifungal is not good for liver and does not work still.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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