Fungus 411

How To Trim Thick Nails

Nancy Peters
October 24, 2022

Nail fungus is a common nail infection that starts as a white or yellow-brown spot under your fingernail or toenail. The nail may discolor, thicken, and crumble at the edge as the fungal infection progresses. Nail fungus can infect multiple nails.

Even if your condition is minor and does not bother you, treatment with medication and self-care measures and medications may be beneficial to prevent the infection from spreading. As the infection spreads, the infected nail will frequently thicken, resulting in pain and discomfort.  To give treatment the greatest chance of success, keeping infected nails short and trimmed is key. If not done properly, treatment may not be successful and nail fungus can return.

In this blog post, we will discuss how to cut back thick nails in detail. So, let’s begin.

Different Ways To Trim Thick Nails 

The following are the ways to follow if you want to trim your thick nails.

  • Soak your feet in warm water for ten to twenty minutes to soften your nails, then thoroughly dry your feet and toenails with a towel.
  • To shorten the nail, use a medical-grade toenail clipper. This clipper has a wide opening, making it simple to trim thick toenails.
  • To avoid splintering the nail, begin with minor cuts.
  • Always cut straight across; rounding off the corners increases your chances of getting ingrown nails.
  • Smooth any snag-prone edges and corners with an emery board.
  • Consider using an electric nail grinder to smooth out the top.
  • Use alcohol or diluted bleach to disinfect your clippers and other tools.

If you have diabetes, poor circulation, or are prone to not healing or bleeding, have your nails debrided by a medical professional. If your thickened toenails are painful or you can't cut them safely, consult your doctor. Make sure not to do anything that could harm your skin.

If you do not clip your nails, you may experience toe pain, and skin breakdown and topical medications will be less effective.

How can Caratin Rx help?

Nail fungus can be treated in three ways: 

  1. By using oral prescription therapy
  2. Through topical prescription therapy, and/or
  3. Through laser and/or nail removal in severe cases 

Caratin Rx’s The Topical prescription therapy avoids the risk of systemic side effects associated with oral antifungal medications.

The topical is a safe and effective prescription therapy that combines three powerful medications into a single easy-to-use formulation. These prescription medications kill fungus and have a much higher success rate than over-the-counter treatments and home remedies. This prescription topical is only available online at and is delivered to your door every 30 days. Nothing beats receiving ongoing care. For more information, visit Caratin Rx today!

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