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Is Salon Ok To Use On Fungal Nails
If aides want to polish mom's nails, is it ok for them to use 'community' bottle of nail polish or just hers?
Community: It is up to you but there is not a problem using nail polish from a community bottle. The other instruments used should not be shared though. ...Read more
My doctor said use Lamisil (terbinafine) cream on toenail but the direction on cream said do not use on nails?
You can use it : But I don't find creams on nails particularly effective. ...Read more
Is it safe to use hair remover cream nair to use on sensitive areas and from what age can you start
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I would avoid : Using on such a sensitive area. Consult your doctor and treat the area with the guidance of your doctor. Do not mess with this area. ...Read more
As long as onme keep: The hands clean and avoids having the lotion become occlusive, trapping dirt and debris in the wounds. Id wash hand in a mild soap first and dry then off well especially in colder climates. Dry hands could also be an allergic reaction to many things, as well as a manifestation of skin or autoimmune or endocrine disorders so talk about it with your pcp. Avoid hand lotion with alcohols ouch! ...Read more
Yes: There is no problem using these 2 meds at the same time. ...Read more
Is loprox (ciclopirox) cream ok to use on my mild to oily skin on face to treat tinea versicolor or is the gel version better ?
Not much difference: The 3 topical formulations (gel, cream, lotion) available offer little difference for skin type...They just feel a bit different during application because of different consistency, but otherwise they all dry out relatively quickly and thus probably won't make much of a difference for you. So whatever you have/got, give it a try. U probably have more than just on face? Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it ok if neosporin powder is put on top of bactorban ointment for skin rashes to subside or they shud be used separately.Thanks?
Yes: As long as you are only using it to paint your nails there is no problem. Please use in a well ventilated area. ...Read more
Topical: If you really need to do anything, a topical solution would be your best option. No nail treatment will work fast. Usually takes 7-9 months to see results... ...Read more
What can I use as an alternative to Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets to fight nail fungal infection?
Nothing else works: Nail fungus is difficult to eradicate. A determination first test be made to the type of fungus being treated. I muscle orally is effective in about 85% of the cases. Most topicals are a waste of time and money. More recently, laser therapy have been employed but if the entire nail is involved it may not be as effective as oral antifungal agents. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi, my toe nail is lifting - I suspect fungal infection. What over the counter meds may I use? I am pregnant. Tx
Be safe: for now I would only recommend any OTC antifungal cream such as Lotrimin ( clotrimazole ), actually even sold at the Dollar Tree and Dollar store. Apply a large pea size drop of cream on a Q-TIP and apply and massage into the area. No pills! You may lose the hard nail; however small amounts of antifungal cream will not hurt you. Do not attempt to remove the nail yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tough to treat: Unfortunately, nail fungus is hard to get rid of. There are many topicals and otc remedies, but they do not often work. The best treatment is with oral antifungal meds - which can have systemic effects. Citrus seed extract & caprylic acid have some antifungal properties with perhaps fewer side effects. Treating sugar issues, intestinal flora imbalance, and vascular issues may help as well. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
My nail is discoloured, a light brown kind of colour and I'm not sure if it's fungal or something else.
There are: fungi which produce a colored appearance (Tinea Versicolor) however most infections of the finger or toe nails seldom just affect ONE nail. Two suggestions...One attach a photo to a Health prime Consultation ...it may be possible to get an opinion on line...(ask for Dermatologist!!) or see a dermatologist in your home location. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Vicks vapor rub: Try applying vicks vapor rub twice daily to the affected nail for 6-12 months. You should see a clearer healthy appearing nail grow in over that time frame as the diseased nail gets pushed out. The recurrence rate with any type of treatment utilized is very high...So essentially it makes little difference in the long run how you treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral antifungal med: Unfortunately, nail fungus infections are very difficult to cure. Because fungus grow between the thickened nail plate and the nail bed, the poor penetration of topical agents make them an unsuccessful treatment option. Lasers are *thus far* not very successful for the same reason. Oral antifungal such as lamisil, (terbinafine) is released in the nail bed, thus better targeting the fungus. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Nail Laser: Treatments effective for fungal nails include cutera nail laser or similar laser. The use of a topical anti fungal such as formula 3 (20 percent effective) with finally use of the steri shoe for sterilization of shoe gear. The three treatments together is the most effective treatment with the safest parameters for patients. Lastly oral anti fungal can be used but can have serious liver side effect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Disfiguring fungi?: From your question i can't tell if you have a damaged finger that now has a fungal infection or if the fungal infection if causing your nail to look disfigured. Either way, a fungal infection starts in the nail matrix wh/is at the base of the nail. The organisms have to be killed in the matrix & the infected nail grow out to clear it. This can be accomplished w/medications or removing the nail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dermatologist: First confirm the diagnosis. The most effective treatment is oral terbinafine. Now costs $10 and is about 60% effective. Usually no side effects or risks. Do not take it if you have active hepatitis. Laser costs over $1000, not covered by insurance, and works about 20% of the time. Either way, it takes a year to grow a new toenail, 6 months for a fingernail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical: First it is the practice of medicine so go to a physician or podiatrist. Second it is a laser that requires multiple shots on each nail. Around 200 great toe then total of 300 on the rest of that foot. Results take about a year, repeat treaments may be needed and your daily shoes should be decontaminated from the fungus residing in them ...Read more
My two big toenails are discoloured could this be fungal nail? My best friend found out she had a severe fungal nail 6 weeks ago and I used her shower
Not so easy.: Your girlfriend may have just found out that she had a severe fungal infection six weeks ago, but severe fungal nail infections can take years to develop. If you only used her shower once, then the chances are slim that her shower caused anything. Your best bet is to have your nails examined by a specialist. Early stages of nail infections are missed even by the trained eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I injured my nail with a hammer and lost half the nail, now every time it fully grows the top half part brakes. I tried fungal creams & nothing helps?
If nail growth plate: was damaged (likely), then this (without far better understanding & strategies than currently available) will likely be life long. Our bodies evolve (called embryology) from single cells to about 4?×?10 to the 13th power cells as adults. This involves constant rebuilding based on pre-existent structure(s). Once underlying structure changes, then subsequent regrowth patterns are also changed. ...Read more
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