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Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

Q
I'm sick of these nails, can you just take them off?

A

The answer is yes, we can.  Toenails can be removed temporarily or permanently and this is sometimes indicated if a particular nail is more of a risk or discomfort - or in instances where the entire nail is infected with fungus.  Because fungal infections of the nail lie deep in the bed of the nail, some cases are particularly tough to manage.  Some reasons NOT to remove toenails would be if you don't want to or if circulation in the feet is less than optimal for healing.  Removing a nail temporarily and allowing a new nail to grow in is another way to try and have a fungus free nail, but like any other nail fungus treatment it unfortunately isn't 100% guaranteed.  There are other measures that need to be taken while the nail grows out to try and keep the nail bed free of fungus.