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What health insurance plan covers toenail fungus medication and nail removal surgery?

What health insurance plan covers toenail fungus medication and nail removal surgery?

Most: Some plans will require pre-authorization for medication. I don't know of any plan that will not cover nail removal ...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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What type of health care professional is a speech-language pathologist (SLP)?

What type of health care professional is a speech-language pathologist (SLP)?

Not a physician: Speech pathologists and audiologists are specialist in communication sciences. They are not physicians but provide valuable services in their area of healthcare. It would be prudent to consult an ENT specialist before going to a speech pathologist and let the ENT specialist recommend the speech pathologist. ...Read more

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Please answer! what kind of doctors treat splitting & brittle (scratched) finger nails?

Please answer! what kind of doctors treat splitting & brittle (scratched) finger nails?

Dermatologists: Often referred to as onychoschezia. Try biotin supplementation and oil twice daily rubbed into the nail. Check blood tests to rule out thyroid abnormality and anemia. ...Read more

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Daughter saw hospital mental health person 1x released no problem found does this info get sent to state mental health office on record forever?

Daughter saw hospital mental health person 1x released no problem found does this info get sent to state mental health office on record forever?

Recorded somewhere: We live in a world of recordkeeping.I know of no one looking to keep track of everyone that sees a mental health counselor.However, you can be assured that an insurance company and/or the facility records the encounter by date and time with a related diagnostic label. It is how they justify paying for services or making them available. ...Read more

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What vitamins should be taken for women's health of age 21? For overall health of nails, skin, bones, hair, teeth, eyes, heart, everything women's body

What vitamins should be taken for women's health of age 21? For overall health of nails, skin, bones, hair, teeth, eyes, heart, everything  women's body

It depends...: This depends a lot on what your diet is like, exposure to environmental toxins, genetics etc. Vitamins are no substitute for a healthy diet, but for most i advise a quality multivitamin, ideally with natural e (avoid synthetic e) ; the 5-mthf form of folate, (folic acid) without additives like titanium dioxide or polyethylene glycol.Additional vit. C, about 1, 000 mg 2x/day is wise too, as well as d.See comment:. ...Read more

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Docs, could a person's general health affect the success of HIV pep treatment?

Docs, could a person's general health affect the success of HIV pep treatment?

No correlation: Nope. Not likely. Even very ill patients do well when given HIV medications. A non-infected human is easy to treat and PeP works very well. Take you medications. Try not to worry. Private chat with me if you want to share what the exposure was and why you are so worried. Remember we now know that HIV infected humans on their medications (and undetectable) are not in any way contagious. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a medical opinion on Hair Skin and Nails sold through ItWorks. preferably a dermatologist' opinion?

I'm looking for a medical opinion on Hair Skin and Nails sold through  ItWorks. 
preferably a dermatologist' opinion?

OK: In reviewing the ingredients, it looks like it should be helpful to hair health, helping hair growth, thickening and texture over the long term. There is good science behind many of the ingredients, medical and herbal, but not a significant set of studies for the actual product. Downside risk is very small from use. ...Read more

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Self care tips for vitiligo.

Vitiligo care: Two things that are important to do for a person with vitiligo: 1. Protect skin from sun exposure. Areas of vitiligo have no melanin to protect them from damaging sun rays. Also a sunburn can cause new areas of vitiligo to appear. 2. Protect skin from trauma. Just like sunburn, trauma (scratches, etc) can cause vitiligo to appear on normal skin. This is known as koebner phenomenon. ...Read more

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Does nail debridement for treating fungal finger nail infection mean removing the whole nail? Guarantee to work with no recurrence?

Does nail debridement for treating fungal finger nail infection mean removing the whole nail? Guarantee to work with no recurrence?

Onychomycosis: Usually this means taking off the entire nail, but as someone famous once said the only guarantees in life are death and taxes. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does a court-ordered mental health treatment last?

How long does a court-ordered mental health treatment last?

It varies: Depends on setting (inpatient, outpatient) and reason for & type of treatment. Sometimes the court will set a minimum period for treatment; sometimes the court will allow the provider to determine length of treatment. Substance abuse treatment can last months. Anger management treatment typically lasts weeks. Average length of court ordered psychiatric inpatient stay in our system is 7 days. ...Read more

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What's a good nail fungus treatment?

Many: Topical solutions, oral medications, laser treatments, surgical removal, homeopathic remedies, etc. The most used treatment is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets once daily for 90 days. See a podiatrist for what may be best for your specific needs and expectations. ...Read more

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Treatment for mallet finger?

Treatment for mallet finger?

A mallet finger: Is when the extensor tendon at the tip of a finger ruptures. The rupture of this tendon can involve the tendon alone, be associated with a small bone fragment or fracture or can be associated with a fracture that requires significant care. The fingertip joint cannot extend and droops or lags despite effort to activley extend. http://tinyurl.com/y6wr3ykm ...Read more

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Can a mri/mra help in diagnosis of mental health disorders?

Can a mri/mra help in diagnosis of mental health disorders?

MRI is sometimes ..: Useful in mental health situations, especially if there is a history of head trauma, or if there is concern for an anatomic/structural cause for the disorder, like a congenital anomaly (a problem that developed before birth) or a tumor. Mra would not necessarily be helpful unless the situation or MRI results pointed to a vascular (blood supply) problem. ...Read more

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Which health care professional should I visit for ADHD evaluation?

Which health care professional should I visit for ADHD evaluation?

MANY OPTIONS: Pediatrician (if age appropriate), some general physicians, doctoral level cinical psychologist, neuropsychologist or a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is pepermint tea good for fungus on toe nails ?

Is pepermint tea good for fungus on toe nails ?

No Evidence It Works: There is no evidence that Peperment tea will help cure toe nail fungus Some Natural Doctors believe that powder made from Tea Tree and Peperment oil has antifungal and heaing properties But there is no scientific evidence to support it ...Read more