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My big toenail is loose 3/4 of the way down to base of nail. Think I have toenail fungus. Can I cut the loose part as far as I can so I can get medicine in all the way? Thank you.

Thank you for contacting IPFH. We do not diagnose conditions or provide medical advice on line. Routine toenail maintenance is something many people can do, provided that they are able to reach their toenails and have the proper, clean tools. In your case, the condition warrants a consultation with a foot health professional. In this situation, our recommendation would be a podiatrist. He or she can determine definitively if you have a fungal infection, and can treat both the infection and the toenal itself if it needs to be cut, trimmed or otherwise administered. We hope you will do this soon, and that your condition will quickly be resolved.

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