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How to know if I have taken too many courses of antibiotics for my ingrown toenail problems?

How to know if I have taken too many courses of antibiotics for my ingrown toenail problems?

If you took more : Than two something is wrong. The ingrown toenail needs to be removed. If this was done chances are there is a small spicule of nail remaining and needs to be removed. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Ingrown Toenail (Definition)

Onychocryptosis is the medical name for ingrown toe nail. The nail can be flat or curved and still be ingrown. The margin of the nail impinges into the flesh (nail fold) on either side of the nail or even the end of the nail. This can lead to violation of the skin (paronychia) and open you up to infections. These are painful and can easily be treated ...Read more


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How can I tell if I have taken too many courses of antibiotics for my ingrown toenail problems?

How can I tell if I have taken too many courses of antibiotics for my ingrown toenail problems?

Most of the time: One does not even need antibiotics, as when the offending nail is removed the infection drains and goes away. Sometimes to help clear up the infection a course of antibiotics is given. Every so often that antibiotic may need to be changed. It is highly unusual to get a third dose and likely the nail surgery needs to be re examined or repeated for a left over nail. ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic for an infected ingrown toenail?It recurred after a year. I forgot what meds i took before i had it partially removed.

What is a good antibiotic for an infected ingrown toenail?It recurred after a year. I forgot what meds i took before i had it partially removed.

Partial nail removal: Mark, typically, removal of the offending foreign body which in this case would be the toenail corner digging into your toe would solve the problem. Antibiotic treatment such as Cephalexin may temporarily quiet the infection. I hope that helps. Ethan bindelglas. ...Read more

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I had a ingrown toenail removed on oct 9th . It still hurts and red . Im on antibiotic . My Dr won't be back in to see me until next Thursday?

I had a ingrown toenail removed on oct 9th . It still hurts and red . Im on antibiotic . My Dr won't be back in to see me until next Thursday?

It is plausible: There is a nail spicule or piece of nail still present under the cuticle or nail fold. If you are in pain you can see a different doctor who can help you. Usually when doctors are unavailable they make arrangements with a covering doctor. ...Read more

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Why was i put on an antibiotic. For an ingrown toe nail? Tried asking the doctor but he seemed in a hurry?

Why was i put on an antibiotic. For an ingrown toe nail? Tried asking the doctor but he seemed in a hurry?

Secondary infection: Most ingrowing toenails cause a local cellulitic reaction in the surrounding tissues that needs to be cleared of infection prior to the removal process. ...Read more

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I have ingrown toe nails. The tip of the big toe is very painful and the skin is white. I have fungus too. I soak them inepsom salt and triple antibiotic. Recommendations?

I have ingrown toe nails. The tip of the big toe is very painful and the skin is white. I have fungus too. I soak them inepsom salt and triple antibiotic. Recommendations?

Pain, redness.: Redness and pain along the nail border, sometimes with drainage indicates an ingrown toenail. If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. While waiting to see your doctor, soak the toe 10 min/day in luke warm water and epsom salts, use a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandaid. ...Read more

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How do I fix my ingrown toenail?

Nail care: An ingrown toenail can feel like you have a thorn stuck in your skin. All the soaks, antibiotics and anything else in the world will not be able to get rid of this completely. You need to get that little piece of nail out to completely in order to resolve the issue. Get it taken care of by a professional to avoid preventable complications. ...Read more

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How do I fix an ingrown toenail?

How do I fix an ingrown toenail?

It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. Soak to soften the area and try to get it free. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more