health conditions


Question by  SD65 (55)

What could be causing my toe nails to become thicker?

Over the past year my toe nails have become so thick that I have a difficult time cutting them.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Toenails get thicker for a number of reasons. In younger people it's usually the result of infection, fungus or injury. The condition is quite common in elderly people.


Answer by  les59 (852)

This could be caused by a Fungal Nail Infection. It can make your nails become thicker, more brittle, and to break easier. Fungal Nail Infection can come from small cuts around your nails. If you're a diabetic you should have this checked by a doctor immediatey, as it may cause more serious problems.


Answer by  bash (1026)

If toe nails are not cleaned daily, this happens. This is due to fungus infection. Clean your nails using a brush, dry it and apply some cream or oil. Instead of using nailcutter, try grinding with a small filer. Care to be taken not to disturb the skin.


Answer by  Vllad45 (1886)

This is almost definitely a fungus; it's very common, and you will need a prescription to fix it in about six weeks.

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