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Would you suggest to use the home treatment for a hematoma in a toenail?

Would you suggest to use the home treatment for a hematoma in a toenail?

Time of Injury: It depends on the time of the injury. If its acute, then I do agree with my colleagues that a heated paperclip and puncturing the nail will evacuate the hematoma. However if it is chronic, a total nail avulsion might have to be performed since the blood has probably thickened. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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Is warm water foot bath with sea salt good home treatment for an ingrown toenail? Is the sea salt beneficial?

Is warm water foot bath with sea salt good home treatment for an ingrown toenail? Is the sea salt beneficial?

So the: Water will initially soften the nail and the salt can help kill infection if one is present but at sametime it can also burn.
Best bet is to see foot doctor because you risk further infection playing around with it. ...Read more

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Is there a home treatment for athletes foot?

Is there a home treatment for athletes foot?

Treat and prevent: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection. In addition to using over the counter treatments like creams and sprays, you want to make sure you create an environment that fungus will not want to come back to. This includes keeping your feet dry and disinfecting your shoes. Also, keep in mind, fungus is everywhere. Any disruption in the skin can attract the fungus - avoid too dry skin too. ...Read more

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Is there a "best" method for home treatment of plantars mosaic on the foot?

Is there a "best" method for home treatment of plantars mosaic on the foot?

Best treatment?: Best treatment is the one that works without cost or pain or risk.
There are so many treatments for wart because there is not a best treatment.
Try treatment from the pharmacy and if that does not work see you podiatrist to clear this up. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of a good home foot treatment for dry heels?

Can you tell me of a good home foot treatment for dry heels?

Dry heels: There really aren't any home remedies for that unless you mean otc items. There are some good creams otc - don't use ointments - that work. Look for a cream that exfoliates - see your pharmacist for assistance. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for the treatment of foot fungus?

What are some home remedies for the treatment of foot fungus?

Since topical: Antifungals are so readily avialable and are effective - that is what I recommend. ...Read more

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The top of my foot in the middle has been hurting all day. It's between metatarsal 1and 2. What could be wrong and what treatment could I do at home??

The top of my foot in the middle has been hurting all day. It's between metatarsal 1and 2. What could be wrong and what treatment could I do at home??

A few things: Metatarsalgia is pain in the metatarsal heads, but other issues such as arthritis, nerve inflammation (neuroma) or stress or overuse injuries (including tendinitis, stress fractures) can cause pain in the ball of the foot. Try resting, take an over the counter antiinflammatory (such as ibuprofen or naproxen) and make sure your shoes have enough cushion and support. If this doesn't help, see a Dr. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago I fell & landed flat on my rear, injuring my coccyx & right ankle. I now have terrible sciatica in my right leg/knee/foot. Home treatment?

2 weeks ago I fell & landed flat on my rear, injuring my coccyx & right ankle. I now have terrible sciatica in my right leg/knee/foot. Home treatment?

Ice, rest: I would make sure that you take it easy for the next few days. I would ice your area of maximal pain for 20 minutes at a time for two to three times per day. If you have any weakness or difficulty controlling your bowels or bladder, then I would make sure that you seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the home treatments for black toenails?

What are the home treatments for black toenails?

Black Toenails: Dark colored or black toenails can indicate a nail fungus infection or a sub ungual hematoma (blood deposit under the toenail). The worse scenario is a condition known as melanoma. See a podiatrist for the best diagnosis of this problem. ...Read more

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I stubbed my toe cracked my nail down the right corner it's tender and turning red what are at home treatments for ingrown toenails?

I stubbed my toe cracked my nail down the right corner it's tender and turning red what are at home treatments for ingrown toenails?

Natural nail RX.: Treating an ingrown nail naturally can ease the pain. First soak the toe with warm water with two tablespoons of salt and add 1 teaspoon of peroxide in the water or use 1 teaspoon of tree tree oil bd soak twenty minutes. Apply a topical antibiotic then see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Good treatment for an in growing toenail?

Good treatment for an in growing toenail?

See a podiatrist: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for inward grown toenail?

Is there any treatment for inward grown toenail?

Simple procedure: Sometime the edge can be cut back. Sometimes anesthesia is used and then the edge is cut away & cauterized to stop regrowth. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails?

What is the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails?

Topical-Oral-Laser: There are 3 tratments that I recommend. Topical antifungal medication that is brushed on the toenail, several times daily. Very low cure rate. Oral antifungal medication such as Lamisil (terbinafine) that you take daily for 3 months. Or laiser treatments to get rid of the fungus. Lamisl and laser treatments have a much higher cure rate. Laser treatments are not usullay covered by insurance and can be expensive. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

See a podiatrist: The podiatrist can examine the toe and may be able to trim the nail properly for you and recommend a topical medication to avoid recurrence or may recommend a more definitive treatment. Depending on the chronicity of your ingrown toenails, you may want to have the edge of the nail plate removed temporarily or permanently. Both procedure are done in-office with little to no down-time. ...Read more

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Topical fungus nail treatment that is effective for toenails?

Topical fungus nail treatment that is effective for toenails?

Sometimes.: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best treatment of ingrown toenails?

Could you tell me what's the best treatment of ingrown toenails?

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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What is the topical fungus nail treatment that works best for toenails?

What is the topical fungus nail treatment that works best for toenails?

Topical meds: At this time don't work all that well. Of course if the fungus is not to bad you have a shot at it. The ones currently on the market work about 10% of the time. I believe there are 2 new ones that are about to come out that are claiming higher efficacy rates. ...Read more

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Extreme ingrown toenails worst I have ever seen! What the best treatment?

Extreme ingrown toenails worst I have ever seen! What the best treatment?

See a podiatrist: You need to see a podiatrist who will probably use local anesthetic to numb the toe and remove the ingrown toenail.
If there is infection an antibiotic will be needed. ...Read more

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