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Is There An Effective Drug Or Solevent For Softening Toenails
For Gehwol med nail softener for foot fungus, do I put this in with water when soaking the feet or put it straight on the feet?
I would read: The directions. I assume there were directions?? ...Read more
Depends...: Stool softeners come in many forms (fiber, chemical and 'natural'), all trying to increase the water content of your stools, as opposed to laxatives that stimulate the bowels to go by various actions, some of which may be quite uncomfortable. Beware of the so-called 'natural' softeners, unregulated by the dea, many of which contain harmful laxatives that can damage your colon cells, worsening it. ...Read more
There are few drugs fda approved for the treatment of toenail fungus. All of them have to be prescribed by a doctor.
Over the counter or non-prescription medications for toenail fungus are prevalent. However in my opinion, poorly effective against the infection.
Toenail fungus is an infection. Consult your doctor for the proper treatment. ...Read more
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
Lamisil (terbinafine) is effective:
In my opinion, Lamisil (terbinafine) is an effective treatment for toenail fungus. There are many factors to consider in the overall evaluation of the success of the treatment.
Toenail deformity will not be reverse by lamisil (terbinafine). Consult your doctor for a full discussion of the pros and cons of lamisil (terbinafine). ...Read more
The non drug treatments for Ingrown toenail include:: Surgical removal of a fingernail or toenail, Ingrown Toenail Removal. ...Read more
Sorry you might be suffering from tinea pedis or.....Athletes foot.
You can try soaking your feet in a vinegar sln (1 cup to 2 quarts water)
treat your shoes with lysol spray
dry thoroughly between your toes.
Be persistent, this is the KEY!
If the condition continues ask for a podiatry referral. ...Read more
Probably okay, but..: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more
Is it ok to take a stool softener with birth control pills? Will it make the pill less effective?
Its OK: It should have no effect on the pill. ...Read more
Not guaranteed.: 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
Can IV drug use cause your toenails to become sore, fill with blood, and fall off and why does this happen?
Maybe: Sometimes IV drug users develop bacterial infections of the heart. These can cause blood clots from which small particles break off and end up in the small blood vessels of the toes. These, in turn, cause splinter hemorrhages which show up under the nails. It is uncommon for them to fall off. Either way, life would be better without the IV drugs. ...Read more
I've had ingrowing toenail problem for 3 years. I was 3 times surgery of nail. Now again I infected. What should I do now? Give me the effective solution
Find better surgeon.: Unfortunately. I don't know what your immediate situation is, but a competent surgeon should easily remedy your problem. An effective solution, now, may be a bit more involved that previously. A dose of appropriate antibiotics as well as appropriate nail resection is still the main course of action. ...Read more
I wonder if Fungi Nail solution for toenail fungus is effective if there is nail polish on toenail before I put solution? Can polish worsen it? Thanks
No doctors here mention a fourth remedy for toenail fungus: cap-on-nail treatment, developed in japan. Why not? Is it unknown or not effective?
Cap on nail: What experience have you had with it? My patients that have tried it did not have good results with it. ...Read more
Is Fungi Nail solution good for curing toenail fungus? What's better, Tolnaftate or Fungi Nail? Or can I use both for 1 nail? Need some very effective. Thx
My son has a ingrown toenail which is infected. We have no medical insurance until january. Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) effective for this kind if infection?
No: A couple of concerns with this: 1) sounds like you have left over antibiotics at home & plan to use them. This likely means you have an inadequate supply & this is never wise! 2) Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not the first choice of antibiotic for paronychia (the redness & infection associated with the ingrown nail). Antibiotics may temporarily relieve the redness but not the offending border. See a doc! ...Read more
Fiber, h2o, exercise: The correct combination of these well be effective... ...Read more
Meds and hygeine: Wear absorbant socks and change often, let feet air out whenever possible. Dry thoroughly after bathing. A small amount of powder in shoes may also help. Topical anti-fungal sprays and solutions are in order. If problem persists, consult with a podiatrist. ...Read more