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Thick skin on big toe

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Marie, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Marie

    Marie Guest

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    It's just a thick layer of skin. It doesn't hurt. In fact, it's numb. When I press hard, it hurts a bit.

    It's on the top of my big toe. It peels sometimes. Thick little rows of skin.

    Is there something for this that I can buy over the counter?

    I don't have medical insurance. Will a doctor charge a lot of money to diagnose the problem?

    Any help is appreciated, thank you.
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

    There are a number of reasons why skin might thicken or present with an over-growth or keratotic overlay. Without knowing the specific reason in your case, it could possibly be unsafe or inappropriate to recommend a treatment which you would then provide yourself without supervision. A podiatrist or dermatologist would normally charge for only an initial office visit and possibly but not probably a biopsy for a diagnosis. As cost is your concern, you could likely get a realistic estimate by calling the doctor of your choice. It can then be determine whether it is something that requires treatment and who would best provide it.
  3. Dr. Conway

    Dr. Conway Guest

    Just cut off the thick skin with your toe nail clippers
  4. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    Dont cut off access skin go see a Medical Doctor or a foot Doctor to find out what can be done.
  5. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    I believe it may be a calis from nomal walking/wearing shoes/rubbing the top of toe nuckle, like i have. Use a pumise stone and rub off dead skin layers.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2012

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