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Can you tell me if I cut my toenail all the way down to the cuticle part, and cut most of the infected nail off, how can I get it to grow baack healthy?

Can you tell me if I cut my toenail all the way down to the cuticle part, and cut most of the infected nail off, how can I get it to grow baack healthy?

See Podiatrist: A professional should examine it and assess situation. Any remaining infection will be treated and measures can be taken to prevent recurrence. If this is first time ingrown nail occurred, probably will grow back normal in time with proper care. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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Can you tell me what you suggest if I cut my toenail all the way down to the cuticle part, and cut most of the infected nail off, how can I get it to grow baack healthy?

Can you tell me what you suggest if I cut my toenail all the way down to the cuticle part, and cut most of the infected nail off, how can I get it to grow baack healthy?

See below: This will be a long process since it takes almost 1 year to grow the toenail from base to tip.

I would recommend a daily use of a liquid antifungal and make sure to use a cuticle stick to push the skin away from the nail to allow it to grow out ...Read more

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What do to for an ingrown toenail that became infected and pussing and a small red lump is now coming from the cuticle.?

What do to for an ingrown toenail that became infected and pussing and a small red lump is now coming from the cuticle.?

It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, 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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Which treatment if I have athletes foot on my hand is the very best?

Which treatment if I have athletes foot on my hand is the very best?

Eczema: It is doubtful you have a tinea aka fungal infection on the palms of your hands most likely it is eczema. See a dermatologist or family physician and a topical steroid can help with this. ...Read more

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Hyperhidrosis treatment for plams (hand & foot)?

Hyperhidrosis treatment for plams (hand & foot)?

Antiperspirant: Begin with the same thing sold for under arms. It is very important to apply to DRY skin. A dermatologist can work with you. You might try 20% or even 35% aluminum chloride, always on completely dry skin. Covering with saran wrap or plastic gloves for a few hours twice a week often makes the antiperspirant more effective. Surgery, pills, botox not to be considered except in rare cases. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hand foot and mouth disease?

What is the treatment for hand foot and mouth disease?

Symptomatic care: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a very common viral infection, usually occurring in childhood. Since it is a viral infection, there is no specific treatment for it. Care consists of keeping the child comfortable and hydrated. Here is a link to the cdc article about the illness. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/hand-foot-mouth/index. Html. ...Read more

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What is hand foot mouth treatment?

What is hand foot mouth treatment?

Keep hydrated: Hand foot mouth is a common viral disease of childhood.
The most important thing is to keep the child well hydrated in spite of the mouth lesions. An effective way of accomplishing this is offering cool foods and popsicles.
It usually lasts up to a week. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a toddler with hand foot & mouth disease?

What is the treatment for a toddler with hand foot & mouth disease?

Self heals over time: Hfm is a collection of symptoms related to infection by strains of an intestinal virus.It runs its course producing a variety of blisters in various locations before resolving as the body fights it off. The main problem with the disorder is the chance of dehydration from poor fluid intake. Comfort measures & a focus on improving fluid intake are the best method of rx. ...Read more

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W/ hand foot mouth, pediatricians, is it normal for my 2 yr old to develop a rash all over the back of his legs and butt? Small red dots. Treatment?

W/ hand foot mouth, pediatricians, is it normal for my 2 yr old to develop a rash all over the back of his legs and butt? Small red dots. Treatment?

Yes: The area around the bottom and upper legs is a common additional site of hfm, it just didn't make it to the label when the pattern was being named. If that's the only site and there are no blisters it could be something else. Te variability of hfm is quite diverse, with some having only one area involved. ...Read more

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Is living in a house with a sister infected with hand foot and mouth disease dangerous for me?

Is living in a house with a sister infected with hand foot and mouth disease dangerous for me?

Depends on situation: If you had the viruses before that cause the disorder you will be immune. If you are susceptible but are cautious & have no contact with the saliva of the person you are at low risk. It occurs most often in kids under 5 but we see occasional strains affect adults. I would not consider it much of a threat to any adult who is not immune compromised by chronic illness or chemo. ...Read more

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Can you guys tell me how best to treat a hand foot & mouth disease infected my 14 yrs old daughter?

Can you guys tell me how best to treat a hand foot & mouth disease infected my 14 yrs old daughter?

Supportive care..: There are no medicines that will shorten the duration of this disease (caused by a virus). Make sure that she does not get dehydrated during this time. Pain relief with Ibuprofen can help. I hope she feels better soon. ...Read more

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My 8 month son has a sore from hand foot mouth that looks infected. Should I bring him in?

My 8 month son has a sore from hand foot mouth that looks infected. Should I bring him in?

Observe: Hand foot mouth lesions sometimes look infected. If they are infected they are painful and gradually spreading. Observe the spot for more redness and pain and if they keep increasing, or streaks of redness from the spot develop, have the child seen. ...Read more

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Hi there my 8 month old son has hand foot mouth. The one problem I have is it appears that one area on his finger seems infected and it looks like he has a red streak going up his hand. I brought him in yesterday and they said it was a normal case of hand

Hi there my 8 month old son has hand foot mouth. The one problem I have is it appears that one area on his finger seems infected and it looks like he has a red streak going up his hand. I brought him in yesterday and they said it was a normal case of hand

Observe: Since you have had your child examined and they did not find any cause for alarm it would be worthwhile observing him for another day. If the Finger becomes more red, swollen and painful with more red streaks then have him taken to the doctor again so that local antibiotics or oral antibiotics are started. If the child is already having fever or appears ill you should take him now. ...Read more

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Hi my friend has herbes on her hand but it doesn't infect other people. What kind of treatments are there against herbes?

Hi my friend has herbes on her hand but it doesn't infect other people. What kind of treatments are there against herbes?

Herpes?: I think you mean herpes; the herpes virus can be suppressed or treated (if you start treatment as soon as you have symptoms) by antiviral meds like acyclovir, valcyclovir and famvir (famciclovir). The virus that causes chicken pox and shingles is a herpes type of virus but most people mean herpes simplex type 1 or 2. Avoid contact with lesions to prevent transmission. Viral shedding can occur before lesions for. ...Read more

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Hi I'm from iran and I'm very short only 4, 6 and I have small finger of hand and foot please tell me I can use stem cell therapy for growing fingers?

Hi I'm from iran and I'm very short only 4, 6 and I have small finger of hand and foot please tell me I can use stem cell therapy for growing fingers?

Not now: Currently stem cell therapy is in its early devellopmental stages. It can be used for a few desparate situations, mostlhy geenetic in origin. N o current stem cell treatment is known that can be used to lengthen your fingers. ...Read more

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Infected to an ingrown toenail...Cure?

Infected to an ingrown toenail...Cure?

Careful /Caution: Infected ingrown toenails can be serious. Usually caused by impropper cutting of nails or breaking off corners. Cut toe nails straight across. If infected, try lifting up the corner& packing a small amount of cotton under the nail. Soak in soapy water & dry well & apply antibiotic oint. Wear open toed footwear. If pus & streakng see md or podiatrist for eval. Many need a procedure & antibio. ...Read more

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Quickest way to cure fungus infected toe nails?

Quickest way to cure fungus infected toe nails?

No quick way: There is no quick way. Because of the slow rate of nail growth most treatments take up to a year whether topical or oral medication. ...Read more

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How can I cure finger nail fungus of the right hand? Ichecked on the internet, but it only speaks of possiblecures for toenail fungus. Are there any home remedies for it?

How can I cure finger nail fungus of the right hand? Ichecked on the internet, but it only speaks of possiblecures for toenail fungus. Are there any home remedies for it?

Not particularly: There are many purported home remedies but a fungal nail infeciton requires oral anti-fungal medication. First you need a proper diagnosis and then treatment. The teatment for finger nail fungus is the same as toe nail fungus only shorter. Many things mimic nail fungus and is not fungus. Bacterial infections can do this. See a dermatologist and get a proper diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Will leviquin treat an infected cuticle?

Will leviquin treat an infected cuticle?

No: Not well. It's too broad spectrum, it's not a good antibiotic for that. Cuticles improve on their own. Warm compresses and epsom salt soaks are sufficient. ...Read more

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How can I re-grow toenail cuticle?

How can I re-grow toenail cuticle?

Cuticle: That is an intrinsic part of the skin at the base of the nail that grows at its own rate. It begs the question why is it either not growing or why is it gone? ...Read more

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Good treatment for an in growing toenail?

Good treatment for an in growing toenail?

See a podiatrist: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, 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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Is there any treatment for inward grown toenail?

Simple procedure: Sometime the edge can be cut back. Sometimes anesthesia is used and then the edge is cut away & cauterized to stop regrowth. ...Read more

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Do you know any painless treatment/management of ingrown toenails?

Do you know any painless treatment/management of ingrown toenails?

Ingrown: Outside of periodically trimming the offending nail edge back, there is no painless treatment. Even with the surgical treatment my patients rarely take more than tylenol (acetaminophen). See your podiatrist and discuss your concerns so they can be accommodated in the best manner possible. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, 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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What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

See a podiatrist: The podiatrist can examine the toe and may be able to trim the nail properly for you and recommend a topical medication to avoid recurrence or may recommend a more definitive treatment. Depending on the chronicity of your ingrown toenails, you may want to have the edge of the nail plate removed temporarily or permanently. Both procedure are done in-office with little to no down-time. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails?

What is the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails?

Topical-Oral-Laser: There are 3 tratments that I recommend. Topical antifungal medication that is brushed on the toenail, several times daily. Very low cure rate. Oral antifungal medication such as Lamisil (terbinafine) that you take daily for 3 months. Or laiser treatments to get rid of the fungus. Lamisl and laser treatments have a much higher cure rate. Laser treatments are not usullay covered by insurance and can be expensive. ...Read more

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Topical fungus nail treatment that is effective for toenails?

Sometimes.: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best treatment of ingrown toenails?

Could you tell me what's the best treatment of ingrown toenails?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more