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Old 24th November 2008, 06:52 AM
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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.
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Old 24th November 2008, 01:04 PM
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Default Re: Thick skin on big toe

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.
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Old 25th April 2011, 03:59 PM
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Just cut off the thick skin with your toe nail clippers
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Old 13th July 2011, 10:39 PM
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Dont cut off access skin go see a Medical Doctor or a foot Doctor to find out what can be done.
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Old 21st January 2012, 09:53 PM
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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.
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