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Nail Diseases (Definition)

Nail diseases = series of abnormal conditions that affects the keratin ...Read more


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Do you recommend any home remedies for nail diseases?

Do you recommend any home remedies for nail diseases?

Yes: There are many home remedies for toenail disease. One is to soak the nails once a day in a solution of bleach and water (1 to 1). Lamisil (terbinafine) cream is available over the counter, and may be helpful if applied to the nail and the nailbed for a long enough period of time. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Nail diseases?

What is the definition or description of: Nail diseases?

Nail diseases: Nail diseases = series of abnormal conditions that affects the keratin structures covering digits distally. ...Read more

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Can I get nail diseases from fingernail salons?

Can I get nail diseases from fingernail salons?

Possibly: Depending on how they clean their instruments and if they were used on someone with a fungus or not. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter treatments for nail diseases that are effective?

Are there any over-the-counter treatments for nail diseases that are effective?

Nail diseases: I believe that Lamisil (terbinafine) cream- trademark is somewhat effective for nail fungus. That is what I think you are referring to... But there are many nail diseases, including those due to heredity, trauma, bacteria, and autoimmune diseases, even lung diseases. Please consult a dermatologist regarding the proper diagnosis and treatment of your particular nall ailment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which doctor treats onychomycosis and /or fungal nail diseases in general?

Which doctor treats onychomycosis and /or fungal nail diseases in general?

Dermatologist: Onychomycosis hands and feet could be treated by a dermatologist, if toe nails are your only problem then you could be treated by your podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis disease since my childhood and at this years its just become appear on my nailes is there any midicine exept the salsalic acid?

I have psoriasis disease since my childhood and at this years its just become appear on my nailes is there any midicine exept the salsalic acid?

Several options: There are several options depending on the severity of the involvement. Tnf agents such as enbrel, (etanercept) Humira and others can produce dramatic improvement. Talk to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi I have a light yellow color in my nail what the reason of that is it kidney or liver diseases? Note that, I took medicine called Isotretinoin

Hi I have a light yellow color in my nail what the reason of that is it kidney or liver diseases? Note that, I took medicine called Isotretinoin

May not be related: Discolored nails can have a variety of reasons, ranging from dirt to nail fungus to loss of protein to psorasis. An isolated yellow nail is probably not from kidney or liver disease- typically these can cause whitish nails. ...Read more

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What medicine can you give a child with hand foot and mouth disease?

What medicine can you give a child with hand foot and mouth disease?

Depends: If fever, you can use acetaminophen for comfort, but most can do well without. Mouth sores are comforted by cold fluids or ice chips. The sores just need to be cleaned and watched. Body sweat makes them itch more and sores can get bacterial infections. ...Read more

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I take immunosuppresive & other drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. Is there severe risk from hand foot and mouth disease if a child in my family has it?

I take immunosuppresive & other drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. Is there severe risk from hand foot and mouth disease if a child in my family has it?

If you are unlucky: Persons on immuno-suppressive meds have a suppressed immune system! They should avoid sick people, if at all possible. Wearing a medical face mask, along with good hand-washing, can help avoid catching viruses. The current coxsackie a6 strain, in the news, is causing worse hand-foot-mouth symptoms than the typical strain. Bad symptoms include high fevers, vomiting, diarrhea, brain problems, etc... ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey kass, my no. S were 65 and 68. The medicine is for nail fungus its prescribed and it starts with an a?

Dr. Jeffrey kass, my no. S were 65 and 68. The medicine is for nail fungus its prescribed and it starts with an a?

AST: Range is 5-40 iu/l
alt range is 7-56 iu/l so if your numbers are 65 and 68 respectively you should not take an oral antifungal agent and you should discuss with your doctor why your levels are out of normal range and if anything can be done to correct the numbers and reason why they are high. ...Read more

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Looking for answer to diseases and disorders of the nail?

Looking for answer to diseases and disorders of the nail?

See below: Probably best to look online such as web md. Or if have a specific question about foot fungus contact me thru healthtap. ...Read more

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Nail disorders, what to do?

Nail disorders, what to do?

Consider: Seeing a dermatologist for toe or fingernail problems or a podiatrist or dermatologist for toe nail problems. ...Read more

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What diseases can you get from biting your nails?

What diseases can you get from biting your nails?

When biting nails: There may be injury to surrounding skin/ tissue which creates a portal for many types of infections. I know that if you bite your nails when you have strep throat - it can spread there. I know, I did it once. ...Read more

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What exactly is koilonychia? Is it a nail disorder?

What exactly is koilonychia? Is it a nail disorder?

Spoon nails: Certain anemias can cause your nails to flatten out and then the edges raise up a bit creating a spoon appearance. ...Read more

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Difference between nail disorder and a nail disease?

Not sure: I'm not sure what your question is asking, but I suppose either disorder or disease can be used to describe particular nail changes. Is there any particular condition you are concerned about? ...Read more

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Who is more at risk of this type of nail pterygium disorder?

Who is more at risk of this type of nail pterygium disorder?

Nail pterygium: See dermatologist. Reference: pterygium
due to scarring in nail matrix. Characteristic of lichen planus (image) but may occur in stevens-johnson syndrome and from trauma. ...Read more

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Can I really catch a nail disease from the shower at my gym?

Can I really catch a nail disease from the shower at my gym?

Yes: Yes it is possible to pick up a fungal infection from an unclean shower at the gym, however, is is probably more common to pick up athletes foot (tinea pedis) before you would pick up a toenail fungus. ...Read more

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Who is more at risk of this type of nail pterygium disorder?

Who is more at risk of this type of nail pterygium disorder?

Nail pterygium: See dermatologist. Reference: pterygium
due to scarring in nail matrix. Characteristic of lichen planus (image) but may occur in stevens-johnson syndrome and from trauma. ...Read more

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My nails don't get tall I have tried nail polisher and medicines but nothing worked. What should I do?

My nails don't get tall I have tried nail polisher and medicines but nothing worked. What should I do?

Be sure: At your age ton get at least 5 servings of dairy a day. You need it for your bones too!! ...Read more

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Could I get diseases from a nail?

Could I get diseases from a nail?

Yes: If you are injured by a rusty/ dirty nail - microbes could cause an infection. Tetanus is a classic bacterial infection that people worry about with cuts or injuries. ...Read more

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What body disorders may be traced on your nails?

What body disorders may be traced on your nails?

Fungus: Tinea pedis will show thickened nails and is successfully treated with oral meds for 3 months. Of course, the podiatrist can help. ...Read more

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What diseases can you get from the dirt that accumulates under your nails?

What diseases can you get from the dirt that accumulates under your nails?

Lots: Like rhinoviruses, noroviruses & fungi. See: https://mic. Com/articles/134421/here-s-all-the-disgusting-stuff-that-grows-under-your-nails-when-you-don-t-wash-your-hands#.AhGC4ucSW ...Read more

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Does disappearance of nail clubbing mean underlying disease is getting cured?

Does disappearance of nail clubbing mean underlying disease is getting cured?

Less likely: I strongly doubt it because clubbing is normally do chronic long-term respiratory cardiac issues like emphysema to name one. Unless you had a heart transplant etc ...Read more

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Can my husband or children catch my nail disease?

Can my husband or children catch my nail disease?

Unlikely: If you are talking about onychomycosis (fungal nail infection) - it is usually not communicable. ...Read more

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I have a nail infection. What drug should I take?

I have a nail infection. What drug should I take?

Nail infection: That depends on the type of infection (bacterial, fungal, etc.). Please have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Is nail clubbing related to lung disease?

Is nail clubbing related to lung disease?

Yes.: Many lung conditions are associated with clubbing, as well as heart and liver issues. If you have clubbing, you should see your doctor, partciualrly if you are a smoker. ...Read more