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Can I get nail diseases from fingernail salons?

Can I get nail diseases from fingernail salons?

Possibly: Depending on how they clean their instruments and if they were used on someone with a fungus or not. ...Read more

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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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Are there any over-the-counter treatments for nail diseases that are effective?

Are there any over-the-counter treatments for nail diseases that are effective?

Nail diseases: I believe that Lamisil (terbinafine) cream- trademark is somewhat effective for nail fungus. That is what i think you are referring to... But there are many nail diseases, including those due to heredity, trauma, bacteria, and autoimmune diseases, even lung diseases. Please consult a dermatologist regarding the proper diagnosis and treatment of your particular nall ailment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do you recommend any home remedies for nail diseases?

Do you recommend any home remedies for nail diseases?

It depends: It depends if the nail disease is an infection, injury or other issue. Very general guidelines is to keep your feet clean, your nails trimmed straight across and not too short or too long, and to use cleaned instruments you can safely and comfortably use. I can answer this question better if it is a little more specific and descriptive to the nail issue. ...Read more

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Which doctor treats onychomycosis and /or fungal nail diseases in general?

Which doctor treats onychomycosis and /or fungal nail diseases in general?

Dermatologist: Onychomycosis hands and feet could be treated by a dermatologist, if toe nails are your only problem then you could be treated by your podiatrist. ...Read more

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My fingernails and skin all around hurt really bad after getting acrylic nails at the salon. The guy filed and buffed way too hard causing pain and bleeding. What should I do? I don't think it'll just go away.

My fingernails and skin all around hurt really bad after getting acrylic nails at the salon. The guy filed and buffed way too hard causing pain and bleeding. What should I do? I don't think it'll just go away.

Doctor can check...: A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine the fingers if a person is worried about how much of the skin got sanded away. Most likely, the skin will heal up back to normal (maybe with some color changes that should normalize over time), because if the sanding was really deep, the person would have screamed and pulled her hand away. Neosporin may help skin healing. ...Read more

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I have ezcema and it got under my fingernail and now my nail has ridges in it is there anyway to get my nail looking normal again?

I have ezcema and it got under my fingernail and now my nail has ridges in it is there anyway to get my nail looking normal again?

Correct diagnosis?: I would want to see if you have correct diagnosis first. Eczema? Fungal? Psoriasis? The answer to your question depends upon the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a splinter under my fingernail and caint get it out in the middle of the night i reached down to pick somthing up off the wood floor and a wood splinter jamed up under my nail.

What do I do if I have a splinter under my fingernail and caint get it out in the middle of the night i reached down to pick somthing up off the wood floor and a wood splinter jamed up under my nail.

If : If it doesn't hurt and its in very far leave it be, it will grow out soaking in warm water or water and hydrogen peroxide and applying some antiobitoc ointment will help keep it clean. If it gets infected, i.e. Swollen with a collection of pus, then you can develop a sublingual ( under the nail) access and it will need to be drained in that case the finger will need to be anesthetized and the nail elevated do not try that your self, if the hyponychial skin, the skin at the eye of the nail end is sealed shut and the splinter is not reachable, typically you can just let it grow out. ...Read more

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Why would your nails and fingernails get dry and bridal?

Why would your nails and fingernails get dry and bridal?

Dry nails: Nails, like skin, are prone to dryness if exposed to a harsh environments. Try to be gentler on your hands, and within 5 min of bathing or washing apply a thick hand cream to the nails and cuticles several times a day. If these simple measures don't work see a derm for a clinical evaluation and possibly blood work for anemia, thyroid, and other health issues. ...Read more

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The skin under my fingernails is pulling away from the nail due to wear and tear. How can I get it to go back and "stick"?

The skin under my fingernails is pulling away from the nail due to wear and tear.  How can I get it to go back and "stick"?

Dermanail, genedur: Separation of the nail is called oncholysis and can be seen with trauma, thyroid disease and reaction to nail products. Dermanail and prescription genedur can help repair the nail. In addition oral supplements with silica and biotin can be helpful in repairing nail changes. ...Read more

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Nail Diseases (Definition)

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