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Re: Best toenail clippers for "Aging" toenails?

Its so easy just to get a pedicure.

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Re: Best toenail clippers for "Aging" toenails?


@Imaoldhippie wrote:

Its so easy just to get a pedicure.


@Imaoldhippie  I would never get a pedicure. Never.

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Re: Best toenail clippers for "Aging" toenails?

 

these are great!  sharp, wide opening, easy gripe, glides through with light pressure

 

currently $9.99 on amazon

 

Kohm WHS-440L Heavy Duty, Curved Blade, Wide Jaw Toenail Clippers for Thick Nails, Large Nail Clippers for Men, Seniors, Women, Nail Clipper with File

 

 

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Re: Best toenail clippers for "Aging" toenails?


@Imaoldhippie wrote:

Its so easy just to get a pedicure.


 

 

@Imaoldhippie   ...but expensive if you just need nails cut every few weeks.

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Re: Best toenail clippers for "Aging" toenails?

I would suggest a trip to the podiatrist for a one time consult. Many times a thickened nail indicates a fungal infection. He can trim the nail and prescribe a treatment for it.  If you have  Medicare this is a covered benefit. 

 

I had had the problem several years ago. He treated the nail that day and gave me a bottle of fungoid tincture to treat it at home. It took a few months for the nail to grow out clean and normal thickness but it sure did work. I now buy fungoid over the counter and use it after I shower. It goes on clear and has a somewhat vinegary smell that does not linger. 

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Re: Best toenail clippers for "Aging" toenails?

I use that grinding thing we use to remove calouses from our feet. I cannot remember what it is called.......lol

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@ChouChou wrote:

I would suggest a trip to the podiatrist for a one time consult. Many times a thickened nail indicates a fungal infection. He can trim the nail and prescribe a treatment for it.  If you have  Medicare this is a covered benefit. 

 

I had had the problem several years ago. He treated the nail that day and gave me a bottle of fungoid tincture to treat it at home. It took a few months for the nail to grow out clean and normal thickness but it sure did work. I now buy fungoid over the counter and use it after I shower. It goes on clear and has a somewhat vinegary smell that does not linger. 


 

 

 

My thick nails are not from a fungal infection but because it's an unfortunate symptom of scleroderma. My nails were checked for fungus and that wasn't the problem.

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Re: Best toenail clippers for "Aging" toenails?

Had this problem with my late husband.

All his toenails were hard & thick.

 

I agree with soaking, never cut them dry.

Getting a pedicure is not the answer either, but you could try.

 

I also agree with at least one visit to a podiatrist.  Since you have a diagnosis, if you have insurance, you may be able to get a trim at least monthly for the cost of a co pay, or less.    If you have never been to a podiatrist, go see one first before you spend money on the other remedies.

 

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@MalteseMomma wrote:

I use that grinding thing we use to remove calouses from our feet. I cannot remember what it is called.......lol


Me too.  It’s called the Emjoi microPedi and comes with a conical sanding extension in the accessory kit that doesn’t cut the skin.  So old eyes and a not so steady grip are safe with this method. And your feet don’t have to be soaked first.

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Re: Best toenail clippers for "Aging" toenails?

When my elderly mom lived with me, I took her to my podiatrist to have her toenails cut.  Medicare covered it.  (I tried cutting them for her one time, and I drew blood!  That was the end of that!)