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I have to stop Accutane after 7 weeks due to severe nail bed infections but now my skin is far worse than it ever was will my skin at least return to its original condition before the accutance treatment was started ?

I have to stop Accutane after 7 weeks due to severe nail bed infections but now my skin is far worse than it ever was will my skin at least return to its original condition before the accutance treatment was started ?

Depends: Accutane can be very drying to the skin. You can look worse before looking better. The side-effects will usually subside after 1-2 months and your skin will start to slowly improve. Also, it depends on how severe your acne is. Normal course of Accutane is 4-5 months. You may need alternate treatment since not tolerating accutane. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Nail bed infection for 4 wks, low potassium, and having on and off chest pain and tightness. Why the chest pain and tightness? Related symptoms?

Nail bed infection for 4 wks, low potassium, and having on and off chest pain and tightness. Why the chest pain and tightness? Related symptoms?

No relation: Nail bed infection and low potassium would not cause chest discomfort. Are the chest symptoms brought on by exertion and relieved by rest? Is there associated shortness of breath, cough, belching and are they worse with a deep breath? I recommend an exam by your physician. ...Read more

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Pfo closure 3mths ago. Scraped dried food off plate & it went in nail bed of thumb. Very painful-is there any risk of endocarditis from infection?

Pfo closure 3mths ago. Scraped dried food off plate & it went in nail bed of thumb. Very painful-is there any risk of endocarditis from infection?

Likely low risk: However it is a good idea to let your physician check your thumb for signs of infection and discuss with you directly what measures may need to be taken. ...Read more

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My toenail started to rise up from the bed, I ended up taking the nail off. Looks to be no infection and the skin is clean. What could of caused this?

Chronic irritation.: Your condition is known as onycholysis or nail loosening. Although there can be many reasons for it to occur, when it happens in only one nail it is probably due to localized irritation to the nail. There are other conditions that can cause nail loss. These include nail infections, manicures, nail treatments and applications, some medications and certain underlying medical conditions. ...Read more

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Significance of dips in nail bed?

Depends: Depends on what you mean by "dips." if you have little hollowed-out pits or craters, these could be part of a skin inflammation such as psoriasis. ...Read more

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Why are my nails separating from the nail bed?

Many possible: Reasons. A fungal infection is probably the most common. Visit a podiatrist if it occurs on the feet or dermatologist if on hands or feet. ...Read more

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Nail bed is burst and theres a lot of pain?

Nail bed is burst and theres a lot of pain?

Run around ?: Sounds as if you may have had what is, as a dull "running around". The medical term is paronychia and it is a good thing that it "burst" as if you had a presented to the dr. With this problem he would've opened it surgically. Soak in antiseptic soap such as betadine. Use otc antibiotic ointment. If redness or swelling persists or starts moving up pain see a doctor. Love to see picture. ...Read more