Surgical nail removal may be used to treat severe or recurring
fungal nail infections. After the diseased nail tissue
is removed, an antifungal cream can be applied directly to the infected area.
This is likely to work better than using one of these treatments alone.
Nail removal is rarely needed.
Surgical nail removal can be
done to remove either the entire nail plate (avulsion) or part of the nail
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
July 20, 2010
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