Thick pinky toe nail. Help me!

Thick Toe Nail - Picture of a thick toe nail.
@bkfuels (1605)
Canada
February 15, 2007 10:55pm CST
Does anyone know how to get rid of a thick toe nail? I have one on my right foot my pinky toe. HELP ME!!!!
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5 responses
• Canada
16 Feb 07
i have the same problem on both of my feet. the weird thing is, it's only the pinky toe. anyhow, i usually just file it down with an emery board until it's not so thick.
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@Ellecee (102)
• United States
26 Feb 07
I would go see a dr. My mom had that on one of her toes, and it ended up being a fungus. I believe they can give you a round of meds for it.
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@babystar1 (4234)
• United States
1 Mar 07
you probably got have nail fungus. My granddad had the same problem he went to the doctor and they gave him some pills it took a while but he got rid of it. Check with your doctor.
• United States
26 Feb 07
A friend of mine suggested soaking my feet in hot water with a capful of Olive oil. She said it softens the nails. I have the same problem with one of my pinky toes. It's the one I am always stubbing. I also bought an antifungal polish. I just soaked my feet for the first time today. It felt a little weird and I smell like olive oil. But I can't believe how much softer and shinier my nails look.
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
26 Feb 07
It could be caused by a couple of things. It could be caused by scar tissue or by a nail fungus. If it is caused by scar tissue, filing it down would probably be your best option. If it is caused by nail fungus, try an anti-fungal cream and that should help.