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Thick Toenails: Causes and Treatments

Thick nails most often affect those of the feet. Beyond the unsightly appearance, this problem can worsen and cause pain or even other health problems. In this blog, your expert nail supplier Maryton will tell how to treat them and prevent them from reappearing.

What causes thick toenails?

There are several causes for the appearance of thick toenails. We will now discuss the most common causes of the appearance of thick toenails.

  • A fungal infection

Onychomycosis most often develops in the toenails because it needs a warm, moist environment. It therefore spreads easily and can grow rapidly. The solution to avoid onychomycosis or other mycosis is to refrain from walking barefoot in public places such as locker rooms and showers, and to keep your shoes dry.

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  • A nail injury

Thick toenails can appear as a result of sudden or repeated trauma or injury. Mostly it happens to sports people. People who wear ill-fitting shoes are also prone to thick toenails.

  • Paronychia

Paronychia is a skin condition that causes redness and swelling around the nail. Over time and multiple infections, fingernails and toenails can become thick. Paronychia most often occurs from sucking your fingers, doing the dishes, or cutting your nails or cuticles too much.

  • Age

Toenails thicken with age because the body is not able to renew itself as much as at a younger age. To delay this phenomenon, nothing better than food supplements to strengthen the nails.

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What is the treatment for thick toenails?

Which treatment to use mainly depends on the cause of the thick toenails:

  • In the case where the thickening of the nails is due to aging, the treatment will be to polish the rough surfaces to smooth them.
  • If it is due to psoriasis, the doctor will give you additional medication to treat thick toenails.
  • For fungal infections like onychomycosis, treatment may take several months. You should know that these infections are best treated at an early stage.

The most common treatments are:

  • Cream or ointment
  • Oral medications
  • Removal of the nail to treat the nail bed below
  • Laser therapy

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