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Hangnail Infection Cure
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
Clip the edge of the nail back so it does not push into the skin. Soak the nail in warm water with epsom salt, apply an antiseptic and bandaid. Repeat several times a day.
See a doctor if this does not resolve it. ...Read more
How effective is soaking a hangnail infection in hot water and putting peroxide on it help it heal?
Very: But don't forget to apply an antiseptic. ...Read more
Hangnail pulled then infection 2 weeks. Got better and now same type pain, slight swelling, pink. Applied Neosporin 2 wks, againn now. Not improving.?
Paronychia: It sounds like you may have a paronychia, which is an infection of the skin around the edge of a nail. Sometimes you can see a collection of pus next to the nail; sometimes it's just red and painful. A doctor can drain these with a very simple procedure. Sometimes you need antibiotics. See your doctor, a hand specialist, or urgent care for evaluation and treatment if you worsen/don't get better. ...Read more
I had a hangnail that I pulled off. First it was jus sore but now it's very tender sore and swollen. Would a potatoe draw out the infection?
Not too sure: I've never heard of using the potato tuber to draw out an infection. Traditonally the doctors will prescribe antibiotic pills or ointment to help fight the infection and possible soaks. Please get checked by your doctor to make sure we are dealing with just a minor infection. ...Read more
I pulled a hangnail out of my big toe, it hurts a little a couple of days later. Could this just be due to the hangnail instead of infection?
Hangnail bled lightly when got mani.she "dipped" cuticle scissor in what I think was alcohol and cut the hangnail. Worry about disease? No infection.
Sufficient: Keep covered if it hurts. What you have done is probably sufficient. ...Read more
I pulled a hangnail a few days ago and now my pinky is throbbing. I can't get infection out either. My finger is red and very swollen.
Nail infection: Most nail related infections will cure on their own, but if the redness pain and swelling involves more than just the borders of the nail you should see your doc for antibiotics. ...Read more
I had a hangnail infection, went to er and had cut open near the nailbed and drained. How long for numbness to go away? Been 18 hours, w/ Marcaine
8 TO 12 HOURS: Numbness due to Marcaine usually last up to 8-12hours but it may last longer up to 24 hours if it is used with epineephrine ...Read more
I have a big cut on my finger from a hangnail & later touched my genitals, how likely is it i picked up a staph infection and transmitted to genitals?
Not too likely: unless the cut on your hand was already infected. To avoid staph infections, wash your hands frequently. Whenever you have a cut on your hands, make sure that you wash it well with lots of soap and water several times a day. Keep it covered with a bandage around other people; anytime the bandaid gets, take it off, wash the area well with soap and water and apply a new clean, dry bandaid. ...Read more
About 12 hours ago my left hand middle finger turned red, started getting really hot, moderately swollen and the pain gets worse by the worse. Oh, and it throbs off and on. I'm thinking it's a "harmless" maybe ingrown nail infection (there was no hangnail
It is not timew for a home remedy. If someone thinks they have a finger infection there are no "harmless" infections someone with intense pain in their finger with redness and swelliing should seek medical attention Other issues can include:
infection, gout, trauma or circulation problems can give severe finger pain.
Infection. Yes a small "hangnail" can get infected but a paronychia, an infection of the space adjacent to the nail can exists. A felon, an abcess in the pulp or the beginings of infectious flexor tenosynovitis can show up this way too.
Gout. Can appear as a reddened hot area that is very painful. Fgouty deposits in the soft tissue of the finger or around the joints can mimick infection.
Trauma. A puncture wound, a fracture, a sprain, a foreign body (sliver, splinter) can appear this way Circulation issues. Loss of circulation, longstanding issues regarding circulation, cold induced spasm of blood vessels can give a painful finger but less typically a red-hot one.
The list can go on
There are enough issues here that can worsen quickly
it is not time for a home remedy for anyone with these issues. ...Read more
Have infection in finger from apparent hangnail and novacane shots from dr. On sunday is swollen worse on tues. Novicain given wrong? Is this normal?
An infection can : Progress despite treatment. Rather than look to blaming a shot that was meant to numb your finger, call you doctor and let them know you are not better. Perhaps you need to be seen again, need a medication or a different medication or even just topical antibiotics and an easy plan to care for the open skin area. ...Read more
If you are symptomatic i. E discomfort or burning sensation when you pee, increased frequency, abdominal pain (flank or below the naval area), fever or. Chills, you need antibiotics treatment and you need to go to your doctor.
Keeping your hygiene, drinking enough water, cranberry juice, and cleaning after sex are helpful natural way of preventing or even curing mild urinary tract infection. ...Read more
Sinusitis: First you must determine if it is in fact infection or allergy. Then it may require a multiple approach involving antibiotics, decongestants, pain meds, irrigation, nasal steroids and so on. You need to see a doctor, although uncommon, the complications if this is really a sinus infection can be disastrous. Good luck. ...Read more
Why isn't the trich infection going away? Does it take a month to cure or do I need to go back for a second or diffrent dose?
Reinfection: Trichomonas is very easy to treat and treatment failures are uncommon. A single dose of Flagyl (metronidazole) is almost always effective for treating trichomonas, and should take less than three days to work. If you have persistent infection, you may need a longer treatment period with antibiotics. You should be sure your partner is treated so that you are not being reinfected. ...Read more
Foreign body: First you need to know whether it is an infection or you are allergic to the metal in the ring. If you have infection the foreign body (belly ring) most likely needs to come out & you may get some symptomatic relief w/warm packs but you may also need antibiotics. If it's an allergy to the metal, the ring will need to come out & you will need to either try a different ring of pure gold/silver/pl. ...Read more
Treat the cause: A simple vrial infection/cold may last a few days; a wk or so for viral bronchitis and flu (cough may last 3 wks). Cough suppressant, fluid, and rest often do the trick. The so called 'walking penumonia' and pertussis may linger for wks to months if not properly treated. Smokers/cystic fibrosis people may have chronic bronchitis. Consult doc for eval if symptoms lasting too long. Good luck. ...Read more
"Jock Itch" : Or tinea cruris. If you are certain this is what you have you can purchase an over-the-counter topical antifungal medicine & use as directed. Concurrent treatment of athletes foot (tinea pedis) & nail fungus infection (onychomycosis) is recommended to help prevent recurrence. Daily application of talcum, keeping the area, dry & avoidance of hot baths & tight-fitting clothing can prevent recurrence. ...Read more
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Medical evaluation: Maybe necrotic tissues that needs to be debrief ed and closed. ...Read more
Is it necessary to see a dr if you have a bladder infection? I think I have one is there any home cures or do I need to see a dr?
Need to see doctor: Urine test will confirm presence of bladder infection. The home cure is to take prescribed antibiotics in your home or wherever else you might be staying. Drinking lots of water and urinating every 1 – 2 hours helps. Don't believe well-intentioned frieds or erronious internet claims regarding 'health drinks' or various herb & food suppliments. None are better than plain water. ...Read more
I am having urine infection and i wants to know how to cure and exactly what is it. It affects my sexual habits or not. Thanks in advance
See doctor: If you have a urinary tract infection you need to see a doctor and get your urine checked. You will need an antibiotic to cure it. It is important that you do this soon because the infection, if not treated, can move to your kidneys and cause more serious problems. Please see a doctor soon. ...Read more
I ave an infection in my vingia its comes with itching and brown color discharge .... What can I take r do to cure it .... And what is the cause of it?
Checkmit out: Would need an exam to detain the precise cause and treatment options. ...Read more