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Toe nails detached at edges, accumulating debris. History of ingrown nails. Laser therapy the solution?

i have 2 detached toe nails (the big ones) in the edges. it is not fungus (have done tests), i had been taken off my nails many times when i was young due to ingrown nail (many times i did it on my own). Now that a specialist has put a gel on my nails, those grow normaly and out of my skin but they seem detached in the edges and get yellow (the rest nail is still pink) accumulating a lot of debris ( keratin i suppose). Could laser therapy be a solution? May it be a for ever damage?
Asked On : Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
After reading your history I can get that you have recurrent ingrown nail problem. It can be treated with simple method of excising the growing area of nail root. Laser treatment or excision both depends on the operating doctor to do it best. I advise you to not pinch or pop the area. You can apply a mild steroid cream such as Cortisone cream mixed with and anti-fungal cream. If itching is present then can take benadryl accordingly.
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