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I have a fungal nail problem.I bought a fungal nail treatment pen from the chemist but I'm not seeing any improvement after 3 weeks.Should I see a dr?
Skip the topicals: With the exception of a few new prescription medication (Jublia, efinaconazole) topical treatments are not effective for onychomycosis (toenail fungus). This is because the fungus lives deep in the nail bed where topicals can't penetrate. The most effective treatment is a prolonged (3 months or more) course or an oral antifungal, I prescribe Laminal (terbinafine) most often since it's quite safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisturizing cream: Use an available moisturizing cream at night. ...Read more
Sal acid and Tar: Psoriatic scalp often is also colonized by a common yeast called pityrosporum ovale, which is the same yeast that causes dandruff. Treatment involves controlling yeast proliferation and exfoliating. Otc shampoos for dandruff generally helps with psoriasis as well such as head and shoulder, neutrogena t-gel, neutrogena t-sal, dhs, or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoos. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I use for a possible yeast infection on my foreskin?
Symptoms: itching, dry and cracked skin, development of a white substance under skin.
Antifungal: Try some antifungal ointment if not improved need evalaution. ...Read more
Dry skin around lips. Also dry fingers. What are best OTC products for lips, for skin? Or, what ingredients should I look for?
Dry Skin: Moisturizers provide a seal over your skin to keep water from escaping. Thicker moisturizers work best, such as over-the-counter brands eucerin and cetaphil.Aveeno (oatmeal) lip conditioner essential moisture spf 15 and blistex lip infusion spf 15 for dry lips. Don't lick your lips and try to moisturize your hands right after a shower. ...Read more
Having our several rooms painted (including all bathrooms) with no voc paint and caulk. I'm 31 weeks pregnant. Should i leave the house? For how long?
Painting : I would keep out of the house while you have the paint going on and drying. Keep the home well vented and you can come back once it is dry. Hope this helps and it is just my opinion. ...Read more
How to get rid of fungal nail infection? Is there any good treatment for this infection? I took antibiotic Lamisil for several months and use creams and lacquers. Nothing help. I have it on toe nails and on my finger nails appear dark thin marks. It does
Be sure it's fungus: You should have your nails cultured by a podiatrist to confirm it is actually fungus. Other conditions can cause darkening and thickening of nails and some, like melanoma, are very serious. Also, how long was Lamisil (terbinafine) treatment? For toenails, you need to take it daily for 3 months and then wait an additional 6+ months for clear nail to replace the infected nail. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are artificial nails or the nail glue used at home , harmfull for pregnant women? The glue used is powerflex nail glue : ing: ethyl cyanoacrylate
Had black,brown and purple toenail fungus for a couple months,seems to be getting better,any health concerns related to fungus?
Fungal Bruise?: A true toenail fungus, of a couple month duration, typically does not get better without intervention. Your description sounds more like a sub- ungual bruising that is going through a color change as the blood dissipates. More to the point, fungus infections not only infect the nails and skin but can also have devastating effects when infecting other organs of the body. ...Read more
Have tinea pedis and a small odor on last two toes. Doc says nails are fine/not yellow. Is it the nails or skin? Can Clotrimazole stop this odor?
Elastiderm: Obagi elastiderm is clinically proven to increase eyelid skin elastin. However: i recommend a combination of botox, laser resurfacing or chemical peel, and possibly blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) in addition to at home skin care. Retin-a should be used sparingly on the thin skin of the eyelid area. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Moisturizers: Generally they fall into three categories: ointments, lotions, creams - all of which are a different thickness or viscosity. Plain old, white petroleum jelly works great (and is probably the cheapest) but can feel a little greasy. The better moisturizers we use are Eucerin, Cetaphil, and Aquaphor. A good natural substance would be medicinal honey (but extremely expensive). Hope this helps ...Read more
I Used elmers craft bond spay adhesive for about 45 minutes at 5 weeks pregnant. Will the fumes harm my baby?
What lotion(for daily use and is available in Philippines) to use for a 5 month old baby with dry skin and has history of allergic dermatitis?
Vaseline: Plain old Vaseline is a great skin moisturizer and is safe for babies. ...Read more