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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Paronychia

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

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

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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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 to prevent ageing?

How to prevent ageing?

AntiAging: Tips to age well: avoid tobacco, minimize sun exposure, minimize stress, sleep well, eat a healthy diet, laugh, make friends, get married, have a dog or a cat, exercise regularly. Nothing can stop aging, but these things have been shown to extend life. ...Read more

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How can you prevent crabs?

How can you prevent crabs?

Agree w Abstinance: Crabs (pubic lice) is usually transmitted through direct contact during sexual activity. Crabs (phthirus pubis) can also be spread by vector transmission. Wearing someone else’s clothes that are contaminated or infected towels, bed sheets or towels can give you lice. ...Read more

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How can I prevent cankles?

How can I prevent cankles?

Maintain weight: The best way to prevent excess tissue in the ankle area is to maintain a healthy weight overall. This should be done through a healthy diet and physical activity. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hypocalemia?

Understand why.: First step is to identify cause. Too difficult to figure over internet - see doc. ...Read more

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How can I prevent being drugged?

How can I prevent being drugged?

Be cautious: If what you are referring to is a party/ bar-like setting, bring your own drinks and never let them out of your sight. Or when using cans/bottles keep your thumb over the opening. Unless you are being forced to consume pills or use needles, drinks are one of the most common ways for this to occur and you are your best defense. ...Read more

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How do you prevent pregngnancy ?

How do you prevent pregngnancy
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Different ways: There are mainly 2 methods: permanent and temporary, permanent are -fallopian tube ligation, histerectomy(not done for this purpose).Temporary methods: condoms, birth controll pills, nuva ring, intrauterine device, called iud, also hormonal shots are available, patches. Many many ways. For more details pls see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes of acidity and how to prevent?

What causes of acidity and how to prevent?

Stomach acid?: Produced naturally in the stomach and caffeine, alcohol and smoking can increase the reflux of the stomach acid into the esophagus causing symptoms. ...Read more

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I have recurring tonsoliths. Can I prevent them?

I have recurring tonsoliths. Can I prevent them?

Resurfacing: Some folks have deep crypts in the tonsils that fill with keratin ("collagen" is a propagated error) that can be annoying and stinky. If they bother you, laser operators can now resurface the tonsils with some success. Good luck. ...Read more

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My back is always ichy. What could prevent this?

My back is always ichy.  What could prevent this?

Itchy back: Could be dry skin. Cut down on soap use on your skin, pat dry and immediately apply a good quality moisturizer like aquaphor, cetaphil, etc. To skin. If it continues or worsens seek evaluation with your primary care physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the ways to prevent e. Coil from spreading?

What are the ways to prevent e. Coil from spreading?

Wash your hands: Handwashing after using the bathroom and before handling food is the major way to prevent not only e coli and food borne illness in general. Next, thoroughly cooking meats kills most bacteria. Washing food preparation areas with bactericidal soap or mild bleach is also important. You should clean sponges in your dishwasher and dish towels in the clothes washing machine, regularly, using hot water. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to preventing tearing w/ contacts?

Whats the best way to preventing tearing w/ contacts?

Contact lenses: The best thing to do is use a wetting solution that does not irritate your eye, make sure the contact is appropriately moist and that the contact is not damaged causing you to form more tears. ...Read more

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How to prevent gout?

How to prevent gout?

Reduce gout by diet: Gout diet helps to control the production and elimination of uric acid, help prevent gout attacks or reduce severity.Limit meat, poultry and fish.Cut back on fat. Saturated fat lowers ability to eliminate uric acid. Limit alcohol.Interferes with the elimination of uric acid from your body.Drink plenty of fluids, particularly water, 8-16 glasses.Eat complex carbohydrate, grains, fruits, vegetables. ...Read more

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Can we prevent mumps?

Can we prevent mumps?

Immunize: Mumps virus is reasonably preventabe by receiving the proper doses of vaccine. This vaccine has decades of proven safety and efficacy.Keep in mind, it may be neccessary to boost your immune response with a booster dose in teens or adulthood. ...Read more

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How to prevent boils?

How to prevent boils?

Take: Take bleach bath-1/2 cup in full tub of water-soak for 10 minutes-do 2to3 times a week. Take vitamin d3 1000iu daily. Wash daily with hibiclens soap. If this does not help see infectious disease doctor. ...Read more

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What prevents angina?

What prevents angina?

Angina: Having good coronary artery flows is a marvelous preventive for angina pectoris. There is abundant literature out there on prevention of coronary artery disease. Not having anemia, not being diabetic and not having hypertension are also very useful things. Once you have angina, we have lots of medications and procedures to try and make up for not having normal coronary blood flow. ...Read more