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What is the best thing to get from a shop for a infected finger nail?

What is the best thing to get from a shop for a infected finger nail?

INFECTED FINGERNAIL: IF YOU HAVE AN INFECTED FINGERNAIL, YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST SOONEST! NO "SHOP" PRODUCTS WILL DO THE JOB. UNTIL YOU CAN SEE A REAL DOCTOR, SOAK THE FINGER IN FAIRLY HOT WATER FOR ABOUT 15-20 MINUTES EVERY 3 or 4 HOURS. BEST LUCK ...Read more

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I sliced of nearly half of my finger nail, what to do?

I sliced of nearly half of my finger nail, what to do?

Sliced? Are you : Bleeding? If your bleeding you must stop bleeding...Sliced or tore? If sliced i would see a doctor to examine extent of injury, need for tetanus shot etc. If tore, and its just short antibiotic and bandaid. ...Read more

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How does a finger nail develop a fungus?

How does a finger nail develop a fungus?

Onychomycosis.: Onychomycosis, or toenail fungus. Is a growth of plantlike matter within the substance of the toenail. As a toenail grows out the fungus attaches to its distal edge and move proximally or toward the body. Onychomycosis is usually caught in males much easier than in females, and many of those males have been in the armed forces previously with contact with the fungus in showers and and barracks. ...Read more

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What can I do for a painfull finger nail?

What can I do for a painfull finger nail?

See dermatologist: Who can figure out why it is hurting. Is it infected? Ingrown? They would likely prescribe an antibiotic if infected and if ingrown might have to remove a piece of it (which will grown back). ...Read more

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What makes an ingrown finger nail better?

What makes an ingrown finger nail better?

It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. Soak to soften the area and try to get it free. If you can't get it out on your own, a doctor can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the finger, 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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how should i manage a ingrown finger nail

how should i manage a ingrown finger nail

Warmth: Warmth for 20 minutes 2-3 times a day can increase blood supply and allow the area to heal more quickly. However, if swelling into the finger occurs, seek assistance, as it may be infected. If warm water soaking, use Epsom salts to prevent the skin from having osmotic damage to the healthy tissue. A heating pad wrapped around the hand will work, just as well. Prevent with longer nails. ...Read more

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My finger nail is coming away from the nail plate?

My finger nail is coming away from the nail plate?

Carefully : Trim the remaining attached piece apply an antibiotic and bandaid. If you are afraid to do this, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have beau lines bad on every finger nail. What causes this?

I have beau lines bad on every finger nail. What causes this?

Lots of things: Sometimes they just happen. I trust that somebody who doesn't like you isn't giving you arsenic -- these lines can look similar. That's the only thing that's really worth knowng, and you'd feel sick. I trust your history, physical, and labwork confirm health -- if they do, I wouldn't worry. Best wishes. ...Read more