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Losing A Toenail Due To Fungus
Co-morbidity: In the population over 65, amputations are preceded by wounds on the feet and toes, such as a neglected ingrown toenail. This age group has co morbidity, (additional diagnoses) such as vascular disease and neuropathy. So don't ignore an ingrown toenail, especially if you are older. They are easily treated in the office of any surgeon, podiatrist and many primary care docs, or an urgent care. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
When you had a fungal nail infection and a bit of the nail needs to be removed. can the nail grow back?
Likely yes: It can, but there's no garentee.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can athlete's foot lead to nail fungus infection? I have athlete's foot now and using treatment twice a day. My biggest fear is that it will cause ugly nail fungus. Is this possible or is that something completely different?
Athlete's foot/nail : The most common organism in athlete's foot is also the same because of nail fungus. It is very important that treatment begin as soon as possible to prevent the spread of the fungus to the nails. Nail fungus is much more difficult to treat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My moms big toenail fell off due to onychomycosis (fungus). How can she prevent the toenail from growing back with fungus again? No pills .
Not always.: This is sometimes the case, but certainly not always, or even that often. Usually there is discoloration and thickening of the nail plate. It can be treated with topical solutions, oral medications, surgical removal or certain types of laser. See a podiatrist to see which solution may be best for you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Fungal: Do you have any symptoms on your lips? If so, I would have a health care worker check it as it may need medicine. ...Read more
In some occasions : Patient that get ingrown nails due to bad nail clipping, trauma or tight shoes can grow out of ingrown. This ingrown a can be treated with soaking of the foot, temporary border removal. In that there is a genetic trade then there is is a higher change that temporary treatment will cause recurrent of symptoms ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fungus: Soaking the acrylic in alcohol would help to clean them , but if fungus is present on you (which is where it lives as a dermatophyte ) this won't help prevent infection. Fungus likes a warm dark moist environment and false nails are a great place for fungus. Caveat emptor - buyer beware . Good luck ! ...Read more
How could you get rid of the thickened skin under a toenail. This is not a fungus. Just thick skin?
I have thick toe nails.It also tend grow inwards leading to nail extraction.
What is cause & preventive to be taken?
Nailing it: One thickened nail is more than likely due to some type of infection, although, trauma to the nail could be the cause. If all the nails are thickened I would think that the cause is more than likely some type of infection. Nails thickened due to trauma have little chance of resolving without intervention. An infection can be treated with medicine. ...Read more
Hair loss, suspect might be fungal infection of scalp. Derm took sample of my hairs from brush for culture. Will culture show if it's in fact fungal?
Really no: Tinea capitis is very familiar. Although selenium sulfide dandruff shampoos can slow it down, it's best treated by systemic anti-fungal medicines that a physician needs to prescribe, as they are themselves toxic. There's a great medscape review: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1091351-overview. ...Read more
Pedicures: I have always warned my patients about pedicures and the spread of certain diseases such as fungus, hepatitis and TB. Before having a pedicure, make sure the place looks clean. See if they sterilize their instruments; check their health record on line; Make sure they sterilize their instruments, use new files between clients and use a plastic insert in the foot basin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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