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Cellulitis Of The Toe
Infection. : The possibility of infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
See your doctor: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more
What part of the finger anatomy is the 'nail bed'? Is it underneath the nail? Or on top of the finger above the first joint next to the nail? Thanks.
Yes: Under the nail closest to distal joint. ...Read more
The big toe on my left foot has a bruising tinged color between the skin at the base of the toenail and down to where the toe meets the foot. No pain?
See a doctor: This could be several things My advise to you is to see a podiatrist ...Read more
There's an indentation across the middle of the nail on my big toe and a one in the corner of my other big toe?
Many reasons: There are many reasons for indentations and lines on the nails, but the most common cause is trauma. Injuring the nail bed especially at the base of the nail can cause temporary and permanent ridges or indentations. I recommend you see a podiatrist to have them evaluated if they are not improving. ...Read more
Topical-Oral-Laser: There are 3 tratments that i recommend. Topical antifungal medication that is brushed on the toenail, several times daily. Very low cure rate. Oral antifungal medication such as Lamisil (terbinafine) that you take daily for 3 months. Or laiser treatments to get rid of the fungus. Lamisl and laser treatments have a much higher cure rate. Laser treatments are not usullay covered by insurance and can be expensive. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
There is some swelling under my toe nail on the big toe. At times puss comes from the swollen area on top of the nail. Help?
Big toe nail fungus and blood blister underside of toe. Saw a podiatrist, he clipped the excess toenail and the pain is now under the toe.
Many causes: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc visit: A puncture one of the toe should be thoroughly cleansed and debrided. You may require a course of oral antibiotics. Local wound care will make sure you heal up properly. If there's any suspicion that bone is involved then you should have a baseline x-ray. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most nail injuries: such as an avulsion look worse than they are. the nail plate, the hard nail comes off but if the underlying nail bed is ok, the nail grows back in a few months. laceration to the sterile nail matrix or the germinal matrix (the root of the nail can affect growth ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Onycholysis: Most common causes are trauma (tapping long fingernails on keyboard), frequent exposure to water, & harsh chemicals (nail polish remover). Certain diseases can cause it as well: psoriasis, overactive thyroid, fungal infxns. Drugs like tetracycline or fluoroquinolones (cipro, et al) can cause it. See following site for treatment suggestions: http://www.Drugs.Com/health-guide/onycholysis.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the reson for the prominence of capillaries behind the knee and on the lateral aspect of the leg?
Capillaries: These are the smallest blood vessels, connecting the arterial system to the venous system and are the site at which transfer of oxygen from rbcs to tissue occurs. Their visibility varies from person to person and with different areas of the body. Doubt there is a functional purpose for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer