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Can antibiotics help a nail disease?

Can antibiotics help a nail disease?

Depends: Most nail disease is fungal and antibiotics with not work. It is best to see a podiatrist so he can give you a diagnosis of the disease you have. ...Read more

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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


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Tell me about yellow nail syndrome / twenty-nail disease?

Tell me about yellow nail syndrome / twenty-nail disease?

Interesting question: yellow nail syndrome is the yellow discoloration of all 20 nails associated with lymphedema and pleural effusion or fluid in the lungs. Remembert that every nail must be involved. Yellow discoloration can also be seen with fungal infections known as onychomycosis. It's best to see your doctor. And of course with lymphedema and pleural effusions you typcially would be feeling ill. ...Read more

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My nails are turning yellow. Do you think I have a nail disease?

My nails are turning yellow. Do you think I have a nail disease?

Possibly: Yellowing discoloration of the toenails can be caused by a fungus, however, it can also occur due to thyroid disorders, B12 or b6 deficiency, aging, or trauma to the nail bed. You should have your physician evaluate the nails and if there is any question a nail culture can be completed to evaluate for a nail fungus. ...Read more

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Are the pills my doctor prescribed to treat my nail disease dangerous?

Are the pills my doctor prescribed to treat my nail disease dangerous?

They need monitoring: Im assuming you mean anti fungal pills. Most commonly they can cause liver problems in some folks, so it is recommended you get baseline labs and then have blood drawn periodically while on them to monitor for any problems. ...Read more

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Can my husband or children catch my nail disease?

Can my husband or children catch my nail disease?

Yes and No: Fungus that affects nails (and feet) is everywhere and those that develop infection have immuns systems that make those individuals more susceptable. ...Read more

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Difference between nail disorder and a nail disease?

Not sure: I'm not sure what your question is asking, but i suppose either disorder or disease can be used to describe particular nail changes. Is there any particular condition you are concerned about? ...Read more

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Can I really catch a nail disease from the shower at my gym?

Can I really catch a nail disease from the shower at my gym?

Yes: Yes it is possible to pick up a fungal infection from an unclean shower at the gym, however, is is probably more common to pick up athletes foot (tinea pedis) before you would pick up a toenail fungus. ...Read more

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