by Karen Bates
(last updated September 25, 2009)
Having thick, yellow toenails can make you want to hide your feet all year round. Even during nice weather, you might keep your toes covered so they are out of sight and out of mind.
Thick toenails can have different causes. Possibly the most common cause is fungus in the toenail. This fungus can make the toenail thicken and become discolored. Injuries to the toe or foot can also change the thickness or color of toenails. Certain skin conditions can also impact toenail thickness.
Having thick toenails doesn't have to be embarrassing, though. You might feel like there is nothing you can do to help your feet, but in fact there are ways to treat, reduce the appearance of, and cure thick toenails. With just a little bit of care, your toenail situation can be improved.
Try these ideas when deciding how to deal with, treat and prevent thick toenails:
With simple treatment, you should find relief from thick nails and no longer feel embarrassed about your nails.
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