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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes pain and discomfort in toenail due to uneven growth?

My big toenails are growing unevenly. They re following the normal contour of the toe however the center grows back more slowly or sometimes not at all, resulting in a flat U shape, where the outsides require trimming while the center does not. I did experience a nail bed infection a few years ago however that has been cleared up for some time and the rest of the foot seems unaffected. It isn t painful or uncomfortable, just a little disconcerting.
Sat, 14 Apr 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

There is no problem if you have uneven nail growth.
-You keep in warm water for 15-20 minutes three times a day.
-Regular trimming is helpful to you.
-Don't wear tight shoes.
-Take levofloxacin once a day for five days..
-Take tramadol and paracetamol combination twice times a day for five days.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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