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Home Remedies For Foot Infection
What is the best home treatment for ingrown toenail? Will warm foot bath with Epsom salt help? Will it help prevent infection/abscess?
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
It's possible: If the IV antibiotic was not capable of eradicating the entire infection and/or if you picked up a new infection while you were recuperating from the other, it is possible to develop a bone infection that could potentially cause sepsis which could lead to death. This is true for all patients but especially for those who are immunocompromised with diseases like diabetes, kidney disease or cancers. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is homeopathic treatment more effective in skin infections of the feet, particularly in case of psoriasis?
Effective? Yes.: Homeopathic treatment can be effective in psoriasis, a chronic condition. But your question asks whether it's "more effective" -- so I wonder what you're comparing it to? In a 2009 study, homeopathic treatment improved symptom severity compared to those receiving conventional treatment alone. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/19192019 is this what you were wondering? Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of antibiotic is best for a foot infection following treatment for plantar warts? Had cryo liquid nitrogen and canthacur treatment on foot for several plantar warts 2 days previously. The post treatment instructions said to call with any signs
SIGNS OF INFECTION: Cryotherapy for warts can produce blistering, with pain, redness, swelling and a clear drainage. Although these are signs of infection, most likely it is the normal reaction to the freezing. Only by your doctor seeing it will he/she know for sure. Dr. Latva Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can athlete's foot lead to nail fungus infection? I have athlete's foot now and using treatment twice a day. My biggest fear is that it will cause ugly nail fungus. Is this possible or is that something completely different? .
IN or ON: A simple superficial aspergillus infection on the big toe can be easily treated with dilute bleach soaks. Read more
Serious infection around my toe. I'm on treatment for psoriasis. Could the cause be the medics? I'm on soriatane (acitretin) 25 mg since 6 months now. Thank you
Seek treatment: Medication for psoriasis can weaken your immune system, leaving you open to infections that otherwise would be easy to fight. If you have a wound or an ingrown toenail, it is more likely that bacteria will enter at these sites and cause infections. Seek treatment and start antibiotics. A small infection in the toe with a weak immune system can become much worse if untreated. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Currently under treatment for toe fungal infection. When clears, should I discard the shoes I have been wearing?
Fungus: Unless you are using something to kill the fungus in your shoes (see your podiatrist), discard them now. Freezing does not kill fungus. Fungus forms a spore around itself when not in contact with the host and can survive outdoors - where it gets pretty cold - for up to 6 months. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I treat my toe fungi infection? I tried an over-the-counter treatment but it didn't work, and now my toe nail has come off?
Keep in mind...: The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured. It is managed by a number of modalities, but it can always come back in the future. Topical medications (formula 3), laser therapy, surgical removal, homeopathic applications (tea tree oil). Talk to a podiatrist for what will be best and most effective for you. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toe nail infection came back two years after treatment, I want to solve the problem but am worried about drug resistance.
Have toe fungus but main concern is cuticle area of big toe is red, swollen and leaking brown liquid. What is treatment? Infection?
Below: Treatment is using warm water soakings till you make an apt to see your DR and find out if you need antibiotics. Read more
I had an ingrown toenail removed great toe. 7 days post op left side of toe is red, shiny, v painful. I'm assuming infection w/abscess. Treatment?
Had bacterial/fungal infection which took 6 weeks of treatment, now there are hard skin bumps left underside big toe finger where lesions were present?
Best treatment for 90y/o woman w/ displaced ankle fracture w/ history of wound healing/infection issues/high BP/irregular heartbeat/elevated kidney?
Complicated: Obviously many issues in this case. Such as - exactly which bone (s) are broken and how badly and was it an open fracture? Also - what was pt's walking status prior to this fracture? If this is an unstable ankle fracture that needs surgery, then the patient and family will have to talk about whether to take the risk of surgery, or decline, and thereby accept that pt may not be able to walk. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treatment options 90y/o F w/displaced ankle fracture? Walking poor w/walker prior to fall. History high BP/skin infection/irrreg heartbeat/high kidney
To fix or not to fix: In general, a displaced fracture in an ankle would benefit from having it repaired operatively--unless there are mitigating circumstances that would make that a poor choice. The treating physician is the best person able to assess the entire patient, the fracture, and any other factors to arrive at the best treatment plan. 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
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