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Will detol cure a fungsl infection of the nail?

Will detol cure a fungsl infection of the nail?

Nail Fungus: Treatment of onychomycosis depends on the clinical type of the onychomycosis, the number of affected nails, and the severity of nail involvement. A systemic treatment is always required in proximal subungual onychomycosis and in distal lateral subungual onychomycosis involving the lunula region. White superficial onychomycosis can be treated with topical prescription medication. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Need tips on a quick way for drying nail polish?

Need tips on a quick way for drying nail polish?

Nail polish: This question would probably be better suited for a beautician (vice a physician). ...Read more

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Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?

Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?

Nail bruising: After trauma to nail, it one can get a pooling of blood under the nail (subungual hematoma) which gives the nail a purple/maroon discoloration. If injury is recent and there is pain, please see dermatologist right away. It may be necessary to drain the blood from under nail. Whether nail will be lost depends on how much trauma and how much blood presses on junction between nail plate and bed. ...Read more

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A dermatologist cure the Ingrowing toenail infection?

A dermatologist cure the Ingrowing toenail infection?

Ingrown toenail: A podiatrist is the doctor to go to for evaluation and treatment of an ingrown toenail. ...Read more

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Quickest way to cure fungus infected toe nails?

Quickest way to cure fungus infected toe nails?

No quick way: There is no quick way. Because of the slow rate of nail growth most treatments take up to a year whether topical or oral medication. ...Read more

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Had infections at nailbed & ingrown nail. saw podiatrist for ingrown nail 6 mth ago nail now yellow & broken. Will it grow out? Can I use fake nail?

Had infections at nailbed & ingrown nail. saw podiatrist for ingrown nail 6 mth ago nail now yellow & broken. Will it grow out? Can I use fake nail?

Nail regrowth: As long as the nailbed has not been damaged or removed, nails should regrow with time (lots of time). Sometimes the new growth is characterized by discoloration or distortion, and this is usually permanent. Occlusion of the exposed nailbed with artificial nails and chemicals may further damage the nailbed and inhibit any new growth that might occur. ...Read more

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Can a nail fungus spread to other, uninfected, nails?

Can a nail fungus spread to other, uninfected, nails?

Nail fungus spread: Since nail fungus is spread by direct contact, it is very likely that this can spread from one nail to another especially on the same foot. When treating nail fungus, i recommend treating all nails. Healthy nails should be treated in addition to the infected nails in order to prevent spread of the fungus. ...Read more

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Can listerine to cure fingernail fungus?

Can  listerine to cure fingernail fungus?

Old wives tail: Minimal chance of it working. There are a lot better treatment options. See you doctor. ...Read more

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Do toenail go back to normal after a fungal nail infection?

Do toenail go back to normal after a fungal nail infection?

Sometimes: The nail is dystrophic or injured. Even if the fungus is gone the nail could remain abnormal. ...Read more

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How can I heal a ingrown fingernail quickly? There is clear puss stuff

How can I heal a ingrown fingernail quickly? There is clear puss stuff

Soak, cuticle tool: If it is early, it may respond to soaks, and try to move the skin away from the nail with a cuticle tool. You want to keep the nail free of the skin so it can grow past it. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a finger nail infection?

Wash: Do not cut nails too short do not pick at cuticles do not bite your nails wash - if have an abrasion or opening on skin, clean with perioxide and use an antibacterial ointment for 1-3 days. ...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 is fingernail fungus spread?

Touching: Fungus is a living organism, you can't always see the fungus with your naked eyes. You start to see it when there is a lot of fungus or the result of what fungus does. So you may only see it after a nail is discolored or thick. Technically, it can spread and touching something can cause fungus from the finger to go where you touch. How likely that will occur - i can not answer. ...Read more

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Can i cure an ingrown toe nail with home remedies?

Can i cure an ingrown toe nail with home remedies?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more

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Big toe sore, skin red, squeezed and pus came out side of toe nail. is it a possible ingrown toe nail ? Infection ?

Toe infection: Yes. This is an infection, and it can be from an ingrown nail. Clean the toe. Soak it in sitz bath and see your doctor soon for antibiotics. Wear looser shoes to avoid pressure on the wound. ...Read more

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Is nail redness a sign of an ingrown toenail?

Is nail redness a sign of an ingrown toenail?

Pain, redness.: Redness and pain along the nail border, sometimes with drainage indicates an ingrown toenail. If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. While waiting to see your doctor, soak the toe 10 min/day in luke warm water and epsom salts, use a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandaid. ...Read more

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Serious nail fungal infection, what to do?

Serious nail fungal infection, what to do?

Agree w Dr. Singh: Topical anti-fungal treatments are often not effective when an extensive amount of nail has been impacted. Your physician can order you a stronger medication such as Lamisil which can be prescribed for burst treatments. ...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