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Ingrowing Toe Nail 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?
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.
No: Ingrown portion of nail must be rmoved or cut away. Antibiotics may be necessary as well.See 3 more doctor answers
My son had toe nail fungus. I tried different creams and home remedies but I haven't seen any improvement. What should I do?
Can clotrimazole 1% cream be used for treating toe nail fungus? Will it be cured by using this cream?
For a toe nail fungus, which over-the-counter cream is more effective, Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin?
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer