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How do I go about saving my poor cracked up heel skin?

How do I go about saving my poor cracked up heel skin?

Amlactin. Urea: Amlactinwith ammonium lachydrate can help. Another option is urea based creams. Both are avaiable over the counter in the pharmacy under foot care products.Also soak foot before applying cream and you can apply at night with saran wrap to increase penetration. ...Read more

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My fingernails and skin all around hurt really bad after getting acrylic nails at the salon. The guy filed and buffed way too hard causing pain and bleeding. What should I do? I don't think it'll just go away.

My fingernails and skin all around hurt really bad after getting acrylic nails at the salon. The guy filed and buffed way too hard causing pain and bleeding. What should I do? I don't think it'll just go away.

Doctor can check...: A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine the fingers if a person is worried about how much of the skin got sanded away. Most likely, the skin will heal up back to normal (maybe with some color changes that should normalize over time), because if the sanding was really deep, the person would have screamed and pulled her hand away. Neosporin may help skin healing. ...Read more

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How do I go about saving my heel? It hurts all the time!

How do I go about saving my heel? It hurts all the time!

Need more: Sudden onset? Hx of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, trauma? May be anything as simple as plantar fasciitis or heel spur to metastatic bone cancer. I would seek eval by your primary care physician - a history and physical exam can hone in on the issue it may be resolved w/ simply a change in shoe wear, imaging may be required or may be more extensive - good luck. ...Read more

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Im on my feet for 12 hours as a nurse. My heels hurt me so bad i can barely walk by the end of my shift. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

Im on my feet for 12 hours as a nurse. My heels hurt me so bad i can barely walk by the end of my shift. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more

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I have athletes foot. It's caused one toe to go numb and is cracked all the way round. Should I do pe this week, I'm doing fitness so I'll get sweaty?

I have athletes foot. It's caused one toe to go numb and is cracked all the way round. Should I do pe this week, I'm doing fitness so I'll get sweaty?

PE: Doing PE causes you to sweat more and gives the fungus to continue. Take several days off, apply antifungal medication and give your toes a chance to heal properly ...Read more

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I weight 234 and my hurt foot on stairs. If broken will it heal w/out assistance I have no money to go to dr. ?

I weight 234 and my hurt foot on stairs. If broken will it heal w/out assistance I have no money to go to dr. ?

Broken foot: All fractures need special care, and some can be healed without medical assistance. So much depends on the type of fracture, where it is , and the health of the person. Protect your foot, perhaps improve your health, get weight in control, eat healthy diet. ...Read more

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My his pop out of socket a lot and they hurt realy bad my feet go 80° in and 20° out i never got surgery as a baby what can I do to help my hips?

My his pop out of socket a lot and they hurt realy bad my feet go 80° in and 20° out i never got surgery as a baby what can I do to help my hips?

Consult with ortho: I think you need to consult with orthopedic specialist. He will do an exam and suggest work up to see what status your hips are and go from there. ...Read more

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I pick on my scalp and it bleeds all the time than I pick on my scabs I'm scared that if I keep doing it I can get cancer ! Advice please I'm worry?

I pick on my scalp and it bleeds all the time than I pick on my scabs I'm scared that if I keep doing it I can get cancer ! Advice please I'm worry?

Scabs: You should allow these to heal. Any chronic wound can lead to multiple issues like infection and other issues. Consult with your PCP or dermatologist for wound care recommendations. ...Read more

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My feet hurt so badly because of my new job. What can I do to help my feet at work?

My feet hurt so badly because of my new job. What can I do to help my feet at work?

Arch support: Consider purchasing an inexpensive arch support from your local pharmacy. This will decrease the tension placed on your foot at these points. When not working, place a tennis ball on the floor under the arch of your foot and roll it in a massage like fashion to loosen the tight muscles. Stretch foot muscles by placing the front of your foot on a step letting the heel fall below the step for a min. ...Read more

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How do I make a twisted ankle heal fast? I twisted my ankle in class, my foot was dead asleep and i tried walking on it an just crushed the poor thing, now it's very swollen. How do I make it heal fast?

How do I make a twisted ankle heal fast? I twisted my ankle in class, my foot was dead asleep and i tried walking on it an just crushed the poor thing, now it's very swollen. How do I make it heal fast?

Well, : Well, the first thing you need to do is find out what kind, and how bad an injury you have. You can't have an effective or successful treatment without an accurate diagnosis. If it's broken, you'll heal better and faster in a cast. If it's just sprained... It depends. Some "sprains" include a torn ligament, which takes much longer to heal than a simple sprain. In the first 24 hours after the injury, apply ice, rest it, keep it elevated, and an ace wrap would help you. If you feel remarkably better the next day, you probably had a minor sprain and you should be fine. If your pain is worse the next day (or clearly, if you're unable to walk on it now), you need an x-ray, either at a podiatrist's or orthopedist's office, or at the er. ...Read more

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What can I bring to work to put on my sticky front neck I been working security out of truck very hot . I know I need to stop idling for 12 hours ?

What can I bring to work to put on my sticky front neck I been working security out of truck very hot . I know I need to stop idling for 12 hours ?

There: are a number of "cooling towels" on the market!

Ask your pharmacist or for that matter go to a SPORTS EQUIPMENT outlet and ask for "cooling towels"

Just a thought...hope it's helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I break away from my body dismorphic dissorder? I pick at acne and obsess over my weight and can't leave the house. I need advice.

How can I break away from my body dismorphic dissorder? I pick at acne and obsess over my weight and can't leave the house. I need advice.

Emotional help: The very fact that you have some awareness of this condition is a positive step in the right direction. Ultimately you will benefit from psychological counseling, preferably by one who has had plenty of experience and success in this area. It is truly ironic how this condition so frequently affects people who are otherwise perceived by others as exceptionally beautiful. :). ...Read more

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My nails break all the time, they split, peel. I'm really worried i almost can't grow my fingernails. What might be the reason and how to improve it?

My nails break all the time, they split, peel. I'm really worried i almost can't grow my fingernails. What might be the reason and how to improve it?

Brittle Nails: One commonly cited cause of brittle nails is frequent hand washing or water usage. People who clean on a frequent basis will often have brittle nails, unless they take the necessary steps to protect themselves from being susceptible to such a nail condition. Genadur is indicated to protect intact or damaged or brittle nails but it is a prescription. ...Read more

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I have cached a bactiria called pertissis. I fell very bad with my cought my body and my head , how long will take to feel fine to go to work?

I  have cached a bactiria called  pertissis.  I fell very bad with my cought  my body and my head  , how long will take to feel fine to go to work?

Are you better?: Bordetella perstussis, aka whooping cough or 100 days' cough is highly contagious illness, but has a very effective vaccine available. Once diagnosed and appropriately treat, 3-5 days following antibiotic treatment, you should not be congatious, but coughing (which can be severe) may linger on longer. So, if u r treated for at least 3-5 days now and feeling better, u can return to work. Good luck. ...Read more

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My cuneifrom i'm my right foot hurting bad and it's swelling up to what can I do to make go down ?

My cuneifrom  i'm my right foot hurting bad and it's swelling up to what can I do to make go down ?

RICE-rest,ice: Rest, ice, compression, elevation.... This usually works for most sports or overuse injuries. An x-ray maybe necessary, i would see your primary care doctor. There are other etiologies for pain if it is not trauma related, such as arthritis, bony lesions, plantar fascitiis...Etc. ...Read more

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What can I do when a cap on my tooth is breaking away and I cannot afford insurance ?

What can I do when a cap on my tooth is breaking away and I cannot afford insurance ?

See your dentist: Find someone who can suggest alternative ways to fix this for you, and make it comfortable for you to pay for it. Forget about getting dental insurance. ...Read more

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