How do you cut thick toenail fungus?

0 votes
asked Oct 29, 2023 in Other- Health by 5staycalm (2,060 points)
How do you cut thick toenail fungus?

2 Answers

0 votes
answered Nov 9, 2023 by Vargass (7,020 points)
To cut thick toenail fungus and thick toenails you can use nail nippers which work best for trimming thick toenails and are sharper than normal nail clippers.

You can buy nail nippers at most drugstores or pharmacies or even online.

Soak your nails in warm water for 10 minutes to soften them before trimming.
Make small cuts straight across your nails with a pair of nail nippers to stop the nails from breaking.
File down sharp edges with a nail file or emery board to prevent your nails from catching on anything.

The number one cure for toenail fungus is terbinafine which is used to treat fungus infections of the scalp, body, groin (jock itch), feet (athlete's foot), fingernails, and toenails.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Nail fungus is a common infection of the nail.

It begins as a white or yellow-brown spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail.

If you want to get rid of a toenail fungus quickly, the best thing to do is to see a doctor for prescription medication such as fluconazole (Diflucan).

The white hard stuff under toenails is known as psoriasis or subungual hyperkeratosis.

The white hard stuff that appears under your toenails is psoriasis or subungual hyperkeratosis.

White hard stuff under your toenails is known as nail psoriasis or subungual hyperkeratosis.

The Nail psoriasis sometimes causes too much keratin to grow under the nail.

This overgrowth is called subungual hyperkeratosis.

Those with hyperkeratosis may notice a white, chalky substance under the nail.

When this occurs in the toenails, the pressure of shoes pushing down on the nails might cause pain.

Your liver can and does affect your nails.

When you have liver problems your nails color may change which can be an indicator of liver disease.

If the nails are mostly white with darker rims, this can indicate liver problems, such as hepatitis.

If your nails have a Jaundice look to them that can also be a sign and indicator of liver disease.

Brushing your nails does make them stronger.

For best results, brush your nails two to three times per week.

However, should you wish to do it more that's okay as well, so long as you don't irritate the cuticle or brush too harshly.

Regular nail grooming can also help boost the strength of your nails, encouraging growth and reducing breakage.

Some ways to keep your nails well-maintained include: keeping your nails dry and clean, which keeps bacteria from growing beneath them.

To keep your nails clean and healthy brush your nails often and clean underneath the nails as well as on top of the nails.

Also clip and cut your fingernails to keep them from growing too long.

If you do not cut your nails regularly they can grow too long and easily get damaged and broken and you may actually rip or tear a nail off during injury.

Because of their length, longer fingernails can harbor more dirt and bacteria than short nails, thus potentially contributing to the spread of infection.

To help prevent the spread of germs and nail infections: Keep nails short and trim them often.

A nail whether fingernail or toenail will grow back if removed or ripped off etc due to injury.

Nails such as fingernails and toenails do have the ability to grow back but it will take a few months to even 6 months or so before the fingernail or toenail grows back fully.

Fingernails can regrow entirely in three to six months.

Fingers or toes that have sustained injuries that affect the nail bed and the matrix grow more slowly than unaffected nails for about three months.

After a nail separates from the nail bed for whatever reason, it will not reattach.

A new nail will have to grow back in its place.

Nails grow back slowly.

It takes about 6 months for a fingernail and up to 18 months for a toenail to grow back.

If you rip a nail off you should do the following.

Cover the nail with tape or an adhesive bandage until the nail has grown out enough to protect the finger or toe.
If you trim off the detached nail, you will have less worry about the nail catching and tearing.

What are the stages of nail regrowth?

Nails grow from underneath your skin at the matrix, which is the root of your nail.

New cells form in the matrix.

And as these new cells grow, older cells move up and push through your skin.
0 votes
answered Nov 27, 2023 by Abulaycan (900 points)

Hey! Dealing with thick toenails due to fungus can be tricky. Have you tried soaking your feet in warm water before cutting them? It can soften the nails, making them easier to trim. Also, using specialized clippers designed for thick nails might help. Regarding treatment, have you looked into natural remedies? Some people find success with essential oils like tea tree oil or vinegar soaks. There's this interesting nail fungus treatment I've heard of that uses herbal solutions. Exploring these options might offer relief without harsh chemicals. Remember, though, consistency is key with any treatment. If the problem persists or worsens, it might be wise to consult a professional for guidance.

102,796 questions

98,920 answers


7,014,555 users