Toenail Lifting Treatment

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Toenail lifting treatment refers to the various methods used to address and treat toenails that have become separated or lifted from the nail bed. This condition is known as onycholysis. There are several potential causes for toenail lifting, including trauma, fungal infections, psoriasis, and certain medications.

The treatment of toenail lifting depends on the underlying cause. In cases caused by trauma, the treatment may involve simple self-care measures such as keeping the toes clean, dry, and protected, and avoiding further damage. For cases caused by fungal infections, antifungal medications or creams may be prescribed by a healthcare professional. In more severe or persistent cases, oral antifungal medications may be recommended.

In instances where the lifting is caused by an underlying medical condition, such as psoriasis, treatment will focus on managing the underlying condition to alleviate symptoms. This may involve topical medications, oral medications, or other targeted treatments.

In some cases, if the toenail is severely damaged or causing discomfort, a healthcare professional may need to perform a procedure to remove a portion or the entire affected nail. This is typically done under local anesthesia, and a new nail will eventually grow in its place.

It is important to consult with a healthcare professional or a podiatrist to determine the underlying cause of toenail lifting and to discuss the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific situation.

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