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Infected Ingrown Fingernail
I have an infected ingrown fingernail on my right pinky finger? I have had an ingrown fingernail on my right pinky finger for about two weeks. It is swollen, and has been infected for awhile. I have tried to clean it, and it does seem to help for awhile,
Pain of prying ingrown fingernail from infected skin cause shock-like symptoms (dizzy, sweaty, low hr, tired). No blood. Can pain cause shock? Dangerous?
The subjective: Experience of pain can do a lot of things to an individual and is best avoided at all costs. In your case i would recommend stop manipulating your fingernail (lots of pain receptors there) and let your doctor take a look. ...Read more
Infection: The mainstay of treatment for finger infections is antibiotics and proper wound care. The proper wound care varies for each of the different infections. This can range from a simple incision and drainage of the wound to an extensive surgical exploration of the wound to remove as much infected material as possible. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can picking ur fingers turn into a disorder? Currently I have no fingernails, all my cuticles are bloody and a few fingers are infected.
Nervous tic: It sounds like a nervous tic. Luckily, you don't have an infection currently. But the proximal cuticles must be painful from picking at them. Something has you stressed. ...Read more
I think I have an ingrown fingernail.. My fingertip has ballooned in size and painful when touched. How can I fix it or take the pain away?
See a doctor: Ingrown nails can certainly be painful. But if it has sudden ballooned in size, you may want to see a doctor as it may be infected, especially if it is red or has pus drainage. This is called paronychia. Ingrown nails can break open the skin and allows bacteria or yeast into the area. See a doctor so they can treat you properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a badly ingrown fingernail that is causing me a lot of pain. Home treatment is not working so what type of dr do I see to have it cut out?
Any reputable: Urgent care center with a physician or the "fast track" area of your local ed. Keep in mind that if it is not abscessed you may only receive analgesics and antibiotics which many times are successful. Trust the physician examing you as the least invasive option that works is the best. ...Read more
Soaking, see doctor: Soaking in salt water may help but you must get this evaluated and treated by a physician. May need antibiotics as well as partial nail removal. ...Read more
Take care of ingrown: See a physician to care for the ingrown nail before doing anything else. An infection may be brewing. ...Read more
Maybe infected.: This likely needs medical attention. In the meantime - soak in warm water with Epsom salts. ...Read more
Would tria or sensepil help long-term to reduce my follicilulitis symptoms? I get awful infected ingrowns whether i shave or not and i can't take it!
PCOS: Laser hair removal may help you. You will do better with a professional than with a home devise. You may have pcos. An endocrinologist may offer you an antiandrogen--- spironolactone. Taking metformin results in gradual drop in vit b12. Your dr can check easily. Low B12 causes fatigue among other things. A dermatologist can help you with folliculitis. ...Read more
Several things: Moisturizing your skin can sometimes help, as well as either shaving regularly, or letting them grow out. Men often have this problem on their neck or face if they shave, while women often have problems in the bikini area. ...Read more
I had a lot of ingrown hairs on my vaginal area, i picked them and a few of them seem infected, what can I do ? Is it something to worry about?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There are different options to control symptoms. ...Read more
In addition to above: Make sure that you are not cutting your nails curved, as you would your finger nails. Toenails need to be cut straight across. It can sometimes help to raise the nail on the opposite side from the ingrown part with a roll of cotton, if your nail is long enough to accommodate it. If not, then let it grow out some first. If not better, see your physician or a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My podiatrist put a chemical on were he took a piece of my ingrown nail out so it won't grow back but I think it's infected? What do I do?
Matrixectomy: Permanent toenail corrections are performed often by Chemical Destruction of the toenail root. These chemicals are either acids or bases, but regardless they are considered chemical burns and may become infected. Any worsening pain, swelling or redness should be considered potentially infected and should be treated as such. Soaks and topical antibiotics are standard, but oral may be required ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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