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Can I Use Flucloxacillin To Treat Ingrown Toenail Infection
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Cotton: Cotton between nail and skin can separate skin until nail grows out. If however this does not work a podiatrist can cut back the nail to relieve the pressure. If this is a chronic or recurrent problem they can perform a phenol matrixectomy where the side of nail is permanently narrowed to prevent future problems. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Nail care...: Ingrown toenails can be remedied through soaking your foot in warm water, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ointment to temporarily soften the corners. One should always try to cut the nails strait across to avoid leaving an embedded nail spicule. If pain or redness continues get it looked at by a professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several treatments.: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but very rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nothing else works: Nail fungus is difficult to eradicate. A determination first test be made to the type of fungus being treated. I muscle orally is effective in about 85% of the cases. Most topicals are a waste of time and money. More recently, laser therapy have been employed but if the entire nail is involved it may not be as effective as oral antifungal agents. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common infection: Staph is a common bacteria which resides on the outside skin surface; however, when an ingrown nail occurs, it will irritate the skin in the nail fold and make it vulnerable to be infiltrated. Once the bacteria has an entry point, it can begin to spread and cause an infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Most fungal sinus disease is treated surgically with functinal endoscopic sinus surgery to open the sinus ostia and completely clear out all of the sinus disease. Rarely anti fungal mediations are necessary or required in most cases. Also in most cases irrigation daily and treatment of allergies are necessary to prevent it from returning. You need to see a rhinologist, specialized ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Podiatrist: For mild ingrown toenail trim back nail and pack with cotton. For infected nail the inflammed tissue may need to be professionally removed by a foot doctor. If this is a recurrent problem there is an in office acid procedure which narrows the nail and prevents recurrences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You shouldn't.: An infection from an ingrown toenail can become serious. Soak the toe in warm water and epsom salts, apply an antibiotic cream and sterile band-aid then see a podiatrist w/in 2-3 days. If you start running a fever or get red streaking from the toe up into the foot go to the emergency room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various treatments: Topical medication, oral medications, laser or removal of nail. However, there is no guarantee and it can be many months with medication before you see results. Recurrence is quite common because for there is already a tendency for certain people to develop this. This may have to do with immune system, heredity or other environmental factors. Maintenance therapy is a must after treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a pregnant women take Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets to treat fungal infection of foot nails infection?
I advise against it.: All medications may causer side effects. No one knows, for example, whether this drug might increase th risk of autism. The federal system for labeling drugs dangerous in pregnancy is poor. They up the danger level once teratogenic effects become known. Paint the toenail surface qid with decolorized tincture of iodine--a highly potent fungicide. They will grow out normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti fungal: You can use an otc medicine like monistat. If that doesn't work, see your doctor for a prescription anti fungal medicine. ...Read more
Is Soframycin an Topical Anti-Fungal Cream i'm using to treat my ripped off toe nail region?Does it help to cure the injury?
Not a cure: Soframycin is an antibiotic cream not an antifungal cream. It will not help cure the injury. It is not necessary to use an antibiotic cream on this type of injury. Keeping the nail bed clean and dry should be enough for it to heal. If you notice redness or pus around the injury you should see a medical provider as antibiotics by mouth may be necessary. ...Read more
Sorry it won't work: If you really have shingles, what you need is an antiviral medicine, not an antibiotic. Sometimes the shingles become infected since they are damaging the top layer of skin-so in that case an antibiotic might help, although I usually like something 'local' such as bacitracin ointment. You should call your doctor for an antiviral medicine-acyclovir, valacyclovir or famciclovir. Hope you feel better ...Read more
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