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anyone use 3 wea solution to soften toenails?
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Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 11:41 AM
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Originally posted by: Miss W

Hi

It is impossible to cut my Mom's toenails without soaking. Now I can no longer soak one foot due to a pressure sore. Her podistrist today suggested 3 wea solution. I can find it on the Internet, but it is espensive. Anyone else deal with this?
(it is hard to get her out to the podiatrist-and still waiting for the hospice social worker to come to home to set up hospice)
Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 11:41 AM
Originally posted by: Cathy J. M.

I think there are podiatrists who come to the house. Medicare covers toenail clipping once every three months, which is OK actually.

You could bug the hospice social worker about it too.
Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 11:41 AM
Originally posted by: Deirdre44

could you get the foot doctor to give you a little bit of it, or sample?

Would moisturizer help? Some kind of oil?
Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 11:41 AM
Originally posted by: Deirdre44

How about some baby oil? Or massaging some epsom salts on it? (I googled Smiler

Saw the concentrate for $ 29?
Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 11:41 AM
Originally posted by: mavsmile

variety of ideas that are less expensive- but 1st know that it is a fungus or infection that causes the nail to grow so thick (according to my parents podiatrists)---try inexpensive vitamin E oil- if you cant find, buy the capsules & poke a hole. baby oil should also work.. Vicks vapor rub has worked for me- bacitracin, when out of stuff, i do use regular moisturizer- daily is best to do this- it will help, not overnight, but it does help.
good luck.
Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 11:41 AM
Originally posted by: mavsmile

not only wil it hurt, but cutting a thick nail can be dangerous if you do not wear glasses or eye coverings- and they are difficult to cut cleanly, so moisturize daily until you see them softening before attempting. good luck
Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 11:41 AM
Originally posted by: Grassflower

Vicks Vaporub has worked wonders on my mom's toenail and fingernail fungal infections.

For the podiatrist, there's probably a better way to find one who makes visits, but I'd start by calling nearby ALFs and NHs.
Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 11:41 AM
Originally posted by: Miss W

Yes, I read in previous posts about podiatrists who come to the house-I live in a big city, and have no idea where to start, Her current podiatrist does not do house calls-he only sees her for a terrible pressure sore on the side of her foot. I will try everyone's suggestion before I spend $30 for a small bottle. Mom's toenails are so thick-I would think that would hurt. Yes, once hospice is in full swing, I will ask about it. Right now Mom just has a nurse coming by to check on her pressure sores and change the bandages. Thank you again
Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 11:41 AM
Originally posted by: Deirdre44

You might google or ask the podiatrist about how to cut, too. Besides the softening.
MRicher
Posted: Monday, January 9, 2012 7:41 AM
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