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How do you know if you have an ingrown toenail?

How do you know if you have an ingrown toenail?

Pain: Nail that curves into the cuticle is considered ingrown. Cut toenails straight across so that the corners are visible and overhanging the skin to prevent ingrown nails. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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How do you know if you have foot fungus and what can you do about it?

How do you know if you have foot fungus and what can you do about it?

You may not : Feel it at all, other times it may be itchy. For the most part daily application of a topical antifungal cream is helpful and getting rid of the fungus on your skin. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have athletes foot?

How do you know if you have athletes foot?

Inflammed skin: Scaliness, redness, itching and burning in the skin of the foot are common signs of fungal infection. Try an otc antifungal medication as directed on the label. If it does not improve or worsen see a doctor. It might be a bacterial infection, eczema or other issue that requires a different approach. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have eczema?

How do you know if you have eczema?

Eczema: Eczema is an itching skin disease. It presents usually with red, scaly, itchy patches. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a broken toe and how can you heal it?

How do you know if you have a broken toe and how can you heal it?

Get an x-ray: Treatment depends on severity and type of fracture. If displaced or out of alignment, it will have to be realigned. Some form of immobilization will be needed. This can be as simple as splinting to adjacent toe or a cst shoe. ...Read more

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How do u know if you have an infected toe?

How do u know if you have an infected toe?

Infected or not : Basic signs of local infection: pain, redness, inflammation, warmth. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a club foot?

How do you know if you have a club foot?

Born with it: Typically, you are born with this condition. It is a foot that is severely deformed. It is inverted and plantarflexed in its position. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have scalp fungus and how do you get rid of it?

How do you know if you have scalp fungus and how do you get rid of it?

Skin scraping: A scraping can typicaly be done in your doctors office and examined under a microscope. For difficult cases sometimes a small biopsy can be taken and sent to a pathologist for staining and more close examination. Scalp fungi (or involving any hair) can typically require medicine by mouth (not shampoos, lotions, etc) to clear up completely. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a tooth infection?

How do you know if you have a tooth infection?

Tooth infection: Certainly severe pain, soreness when eating or drinking, swelling of the surrounding tissue etc. and of course seeing the dentist, will let you know you have an infection. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have arthritis?

How do you know if you have arthritis?

Everyone Gets It: Just takes time. Usually the normal version of arthritis happens usually in people in their 40s or older. If you think you have it at a younger age, then you need to be evaluated and as young as you are you could have a juvenile type that needs further workup. Suggest seeing your doctor first and maybe even a rheumatologist if needed. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have athlete's foot or another foot fungus?

How do you know if you have athlete's foot or another foot fungus?

Athlete's foot is: A generic term for a fungal infection of the skin, regardless of which particular fungus is involved. There are tests/skin biopsies which can be performed to identify that it is indeed a fungus and which specific organism(s). ...Read more

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I need to know how do you know if you have a dry socket?

I need to know how do you know if you have a dry socket?

Severe pain: Following an extraction, especially if it's worse 2-4 days following the extraction and does not improve with time. It's easily remedied by your dentist. If unsure, it's always better to have your dentist see you right away. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have osteoarthritis?

How do you know if you have osteoarthritis?

Evaluation and xray: You really need to see a physician for a thorough evaluation to rule out other causes like cartilage tears or fractures. Xrays after this evaluation are needed to see the quantity of arthritis. Only then can treatment be advised. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a yeast infection?

How do you know if you have a yeast infection?

Symptoms & tests: I am not sure what location is of concern. In women, vaginal yeast infection is by far the most common one. Usually, they complain of curdy, discharge with or without associated burning. Frequently, they may have no symptoms. Using KOH preparation or a new test called affirm may confirm the presence of vaginal yeast. Gi yeast may be revealed at the time of egd/colonoscopy. Thrush is visible yeast. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you have a hand infection?

How do you tell if you have a hand infection?

Signs of inflamation: Swelling, tenderness, redness, fever, heat could indicate infection.Hand infections are serious . Don't hesitate to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I wish to know how do you know if you have yeast infection?

I wish to know how do you know if you have yeast infection?

Burning, itching,,,: A yeast infection of the vagina or vulva may cause severe itching, burning, soreness, irritation, and a whitish or whitish-gray cottage cheese-like discharge, often with a curd-like appearance. In the clinic, etc. Diagnosis is done with a scraping or swab of the area placed on a microscope slide, which is treated with KOH dissolving the cells and leaving the candida yeast cells. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a broken tailbone?

How do you know if you have a broken tailbone?

Exam and X-ray: Trauma related pain in this area may indicate fracture or just joint irritation. Need xray and examination to be certain. Fractured tailbones are treated conservatively for the first 6 months. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have dislocated your finger?

How do you know if you have dislocated your finger?

It looks deformed: Typically if you have a dislocated finger it will be subsequent an injury and your finger will not look "right" you should be examined and xrayed asap because you want to get the finger back in place quickly to minimized swelling and potential nerve injury you should have an xray because the treatment for a displaced fracture would be quite different from a dislocation. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a uti?

How do you know if you have a uti?

See your doctor: Most patients with a urinary tract infection will have an increased frequency of urination in concert with some pain when they urinate. Many will also have blood in the urine and pelvic pressure. Sometimes a fever will result. To be sure, an analysis of the urine with a culture will give useful information on the best treatment. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more