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My big toe nail fell off from me stubbing my toe going on two months now looks like a new one growing is there anything I should put on it like cream?

My big toe nail fell off from me stubbing my toe going on two months now looks like a new one growing is there anything I should put on it like cream?

Antifungal in case: Sometimes, when you remove the barrier to fungus, it "takes up shop" there and causes a fungal infection. The last thing you want out of this stubbing incident is a fungal toenail. I suggest using topical lotrimin (clotrimazole) on the area.

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Is Soframycin an Topical Anti-Fungal Cream I'm using to treat my ripped off toe nail region? Does it help to cure the injury?

Is Soframycin an Topical Anti-Fungal Cream I'm using to treat my ripped off toe nail region? Does it help to cure the injury?

Not a cure: Soframycin is an antibiotic cream not an antifungal cream. It will not help cure the injury. It is not necessary to use an antibiotic cream on this type of injury. Keeping the nail bed clean and dry should be enough for it to heal. If you notice redness or pus around the injury you should see a medical provider as antibiotics by mouth may be necessary.

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Will anti fungal cream clear up an infected/ingrown toe nail?

Will anti fungal cream clear up an infected/ingrown toe nail?

No: Ingrown portion of nail must be rmoved or cut away. Antibiotics may be necessary as well.

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My son had toe nail fungus. I tried different creams and home remedies but I haven't seen any improvement. What should I do?

My son had toe nail fungus. I tried different creams and home remedies but I haven't seen any improvement. What should I do?

Oral treatment: Toes nail fungal infection, aka onychomycosis, requires oral anti fungal treatment. Topical anti-fungal creams are not able to penetrate into the deep nail bed tissue where the infection lives.

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Can clotrimazole 1% cream be used for treating toe nail fungus? Will it be cured by using this cream?

Can clotrimazole 1% cream be used for treating toe nail fungus? Will it be cured by using this cream?

Clotrimazole fungus: Although this is a topical antifungal, it may not be strong enough to cure anything other than superficial fungus to the toenail itself. The more severe cases, a more aggressive treatment may be necessary to eradicate the fungus.

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Where do I go for an ingrowing toe nail issue?

Podiatrist: A podiatrist (foot doctor) can help you the most with an ingrown toenail. Once the nail is ingrown, it is highly unlikely that the nail will grow out normal. It generally needs the edge or the entire nail removed permanently.

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Any tips for taking care of an ingrowing toe nail?

Depends on severity: This would depend on the severity, how long it has been a problem, and if it is infected. If this is mild and only been bothering you a week may resolve with soaking your foot in warm water. If there is pus you may want to see a doctor. A podiatrist (foot doctor) and some family medicine doctors can remove part of or all the nail if needed.

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My toe nail is completely gone. What should I do?

My toe nail is completely gone. What should I do?

Nothing: Nils that are completely gone for what ever reason seldom need any definative treatment other that watch, wait and treat locally if the need arises.

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Why is my big toe nail black?

Hematoma or melanoma: Most likely it is a hematoma or blood but there are rare cases of skin cancer, although very unusual in your age group. If you did not injure it you need to get it checked.

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I want a cure for toe nail name?

Fungus??????: The only thing worth discussion is oral terbinafine. Once a $1200 prescription, it is now a $10 generic. Dosed at 1 a day for 3 months it works for about 60% of people. That is far better than anything else. Laser works but costs over $1000 not covered by insurance. Whatever is used, it takes a year or more for a normal nail. Note that fungus is but 1 of several possible causes for abnormal nails.

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What is a black and gray toe nail?

What is a black and gray toe nail?

Needs to be: Seen in person. It could be something benign like a bruise or blood under the nail, it could be fungus, though something like subungual melanoma needs to be ruled out. Since we can't see it, I suggest you have it looked at by doctor.

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Why the the big toe nail turn black?

Dried blood: Almost always it is because there was an injury causing bleeding under the nail. The dried blood will take months to grow out, the nail may fall off

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How to treat an in-growing toe nail?

How to treat an in-growing toe nail?

Nail care: Ingrown toenails can be remedied through soaking your foot in warm water, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ointment to temporarily soften the corners. One should always try to cut the nails strait across to avoid leaving an embedded nail spicule. If pain or redness continues get it looked at by a professional.

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My toe nail has fungus. What can I do?

My toe nail has fungus. What can I do?

Keep in mind...: The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured. It is "managed" by a number of modalities, but it can always come back in the future. Oral antifungal medicines (lamisil), topical medications (formula 3), laser therapy, surgical removal, homeopathic applications (tea tree oil). Talk to a podiatrist for what will be best and most effective for you.

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What should I do with a dead toe nail?

What should I do with a dead toe nail?

See a podiatrist: You have options. The nail doesn't really serve a purpose. There are treatments which can remove the nail that is present and allow the potential of a new nail to grow back (assuming the root is not damaged) or you can opt to have the nail removed permanently. It is an in-office procedure with no down-time in many cases.

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What to do about my black dead toe nail?

See podiatrist: If it is "dead" as you say from an accumulation of blood under the nail, or perhaps fungus, the podiatrist will be able to remove the nail so that a new healthy nail will have a chance to grow.

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Why does my big toe nail alway break in half?

Why does my big toe nail alway break in half?

See below: It is probably thin and brittle. Try using a clear nail polish to help it grow out. If still a problem see a podiatrist or dermatologist.

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My big toe nail is falling off, what do I do?

If loose, remove it.: If you big toenail is falling off, it need to be removed. This way it is done in a controlled, painless manner, as opposed to be caught on a bedsheet or sock, which would tear it off.

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How to prevent my toe nail from growing inside?

Ingrown: Always cut toenails straight across and never into the corners. Don't try bathroom surgery if u have one. Wear proper fitting shoes and avoid trauma to nail. See podiatrist if you have one.

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