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I've got dirt on the left side of my big toe between the nail and the skin and its itchy. what is the best way of getting it out?

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Dr. Peter Wiggin
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In brief: Onychomycosis

Fungus conditions can often mimic "dirt" and should be considered.
Soaking in an antiseptic soap solution that is tepid (not warm or hot) with soft hydrogen peroxide q-tip removal may help. Including an OTC anti-fungal agent, such as Lamisil (terbinafine) AF, may be used after soaks may help relieve the "itching" sensation.

In brief: Onychomycosis

Fungus conditions can often mimic "dirt" and should be considered.
Soaking in an antiseptic soap solution that is tepid (not warm or hot) with soft hydrogen peroxide q-tip removal may help. Including an OTC anti-fungal agent, such as Lamisil (terbinafine) AF, may be used after soaks may help relieve the "itching" sensation.
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