Slide show: How to trim thickened toenails
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Soften your toenails by soaking your feet for 10 minutes in warm water. Dry your feet and toenails with a towel. Now you're ready to trim the toenails.

Nail nippers work best. They're lightweight, easy to grip and control, and can be purchased at most drugstores. Nail nippers can be very sharp. Be careful when using them, especially if you have:

  • Diabetes
  • Poor circulation
  • Reduced sensation in your feet

If you have any questions about trimming your toenails when you also have these conditions, talk to your doctor.

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