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Dr. Mark Pack
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Paronychia (Definition)

An infection of the skin around the nails. It can be caused by bacteria, fungus, or yeast. Common symptoms include having a painful, swollen, reddened area around the nail at ...Read more


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I have chronic paronchia. I also have a bottle of cleantrax consisting of oxyclorsine - would soaking in this help?

Horse hoof fungiside: It is a medicine used on horses using that product could be problematic on human skin. ...Read more

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What antibiotics combination for paronichia;3atacks in6weeks include flucoxacillin, no result ?

What antibiotics combination for paronichia;3atacks in6weeks include flucoxacillin, no result  ?

Surgical drainage: Bad paronychia (infections of the skin surrounding a fingernail) often don't respond to antibiotics since the bacteria that are causing it are walled off in an abcess (pus filled balloon). The definitive treatment is surgical, the affected part of the nail or cuticle needs to be opened to allow the paronychia to drain. If that does not help, a portion of the nail can be removed. ...Read more

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Can you get pain with nail fold infection? What are the other symptoms?

Can you get pain with nail fold infection? What are the other symptoms?

Sure: Pain, swelling, throbbing are common complaints. This is usually treated easily with an oral antibiotic and sometimes a partial nail avulsion is necessary. Or sometimes, a partial nai avulsion without the antibiotic...Depending on the condition and who is treating. ...Read more

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How long does it take orchitis to heal?

How long does it take orchitis to heal?

Weeks: A true infectious or traumatic orchitis can take 4-6 weeks for swelling to resolve and discomfort to end. ...Read more

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HoW long does it take for 2 burns 2 heal?

HoW long does it take for 2  burns  2 heal?

Depends: We need more details. Where are the burns? How big are the burns? What degree are the burns? When did they occur? How did they occur? E.g. Boiling water, fire, chemical burn? How is your underlying health? Write more details, Show some pictures. ...Read more

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How long does it take a tick wound to heal?

How long does it take a tick wound to heal?

Simple means: When our protective skin is injured/opened, then the delicate internal environment is exposed to the harsh external environment. Covering it with a clean dressing is the way to go changing it every other day or so. Avoid scratching. Anti-itch creams help. Also, stay away from peroxide, alcohol, betadine, hibiclens, bleach solutions and other irritating things. It should heal within a week. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a scapula to heal?

How long does it take for a scapula to heal?

6 - 12 weeks: Presumably you are asking about a scapula fracture. Like most fractures, this would be expected to heal within 6 - 12 weeks, but several factors can affect healing time, such as smoking, diabetes, the severity of the fracture, whether surgery was required and the type of surgery done, and whether the fracture was open or not. ...Read more

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How long does it take for cellulitis to heal?

How long does it take for cellulitis to heal?

1-2 weeks: How long a skin infection will take to heal depends on many factors like i) the amount of skin affected ii) pre-existing conditions [diabetes, circulation, older age] iii) whether you can elevate the area e.g. foot iv) if you take your antibiotics on time & every time. Expect to see a noticeable improvement in 48-72 hours and then gradual resolution (redness, pain, size of rash) over 1-2 weeks ...Read more

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How long does it take for rectal pain to heal?

Hard to say: Until i know what haas caused the rectal pain. Was it trauma, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, abscess? All will have different healing rates depending on the diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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How long does it take a severed tendon to heal?

How long does it take a severed tendon to heal?

Severed tendon: If the tendon is in good contact with the opposite side of the severed are, it may heal within 3-4 weeks. However, the tendon, if completely severed should be evaluated and brought together surgically. It would still take 3-4 weeks to unite before early range of motion and PT is started ...Read more

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How long does it take for spider bites to heal?

How long does it take for spider bites to heal?

Very Variable.: It depends on the type of spider, if it has toxic venom, degree of envenomation, treatment and other factors. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a back spasm to heal?

How long does it take for a back spasm to heal?

Usually days: For pure back spasm with no underlying injury, it takes less than 1 week. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a stab wound to heal?

How long does it take for a stab wound to heal?

Depends: Location of wound? Depth of penetration? Structures stabbed? Infection present? Too many variables... ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after polypectomy?

How long does it take to heal after polypectomy?

Depends: It depends on many factors including complications like sedative adverse effect, wall injury, bleeding and infection. The comlications depends on size and type of polyp. Without complication it is usually two weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a vaginal cut to heal?

How long does it take for a vaginal cut to heal?

Depends on factors: Depends on the extent, exposure to irritation (sex, undergarments etc.), sutured or not? ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken calcaneus to heal?

~ 3 months: While all calcaneus fractures aren't "equal" it usually takes about 3 months to "heal" but can take a year to fully recover. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the skin holes to heal?

How long does it take for the skin holes to heal?

Variable.: What part of the body are the holes on? How deep are the holes? What was the cause? Were the wounds dirty or clean? Are their health conditions which could impact healing. ...Read more