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Hi i have a question about nail fungus, i filed down my big toe nail so much as there is no more nail left except for at the base, have i caused any d?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Likely not

don't worry. putting topical medication after you do something like that is a good idea to try and avoid the fungus from coming back.

In brief: Likely not

don't worry. putting topical medication after you do something like that is a good idea to try and avoid the fungus from coming back.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Very possible

Best to see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment.
Psoriasis and other conditions may cause nail changes very similar to fungus. After all that filing you may never again have a normal nail. If it is a fungus, now is the time to initiate effective therapy. Terbinafine 250mg daily for 12 weeks.

In brief: Very possible

Best to see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment.
Psoriasis and other conditions may cause nail changes very similar to fungus. After all that filing you may never again have a normal nail. If it is a fungus, now is the time to initiate effective therapy. Terbinafine 250mg daily for 12 weeks.
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