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“Toenail health is important because nail thickness can cause pressure in the shoes, which can hurt,” said Henry Shin, a doctor of podiatric medicine in National City. “If you leave the nail too long, there is a chance for the nail to get into the corners of the skin and cause ingrown toenails.” Discoloration is a surefire sign of an infection. If your nail is black or blue, it could be a sign of bleeding underneath, according to Shin.

Dr. Henry Shin

There are ways to care for unhealthy nails outside a podiatrist’s office. Shin offered a few tips with things that can be found around the house or with a quick trip to the local drugstore. “I tell patients to get an old toothbrush and use a topical antifungal cream and scrub the nail plate down to get medicine all over the area,” Shin said, advising not to mix it up with your regular toothbrush. “Other home remedies are to use a bowl full of warm to hot water with a few capfuls of vinegar and soak the toes for five minutes.”

Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.

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