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I got toe nail medication drops. I don't feel is working. : (what can I do to process to heal faster?
Change treatment: There are a variety of medications used to treat toenail disorders. Natural and herbal medications are also commonly used without side effects. Consult a Podiatrist in person or virtually for the proper diagnosis and the best treatment options. ...Read more
Pill: Is more effective. Those polishes work less than 10 percent of the time, . ...Read more
Many types: There are over the counter topical medicines, as well as homeopathic remedied, or oral prescription medication. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: First be sure of the diagnosis. Terbinafine pill taken 1 a day for 3 months works most of the time. Prescription costs $10. When it works, there is a better nail in a year. Laser costs $1200, not covered by ins., better nail in a year if it works. Topicals are much less effective and much more expensive. Meanwhile ventillate your feet, keep nails short, take sox off in bed. ...Read more
Most: Some plans will require pre-authorization for medication. I don't know of any plan that will not cover nail removal ...Read more
Canmy 15 year old take body, hair, skin and nail vitamins with her medication, Prozac (fluoxetine) and trazadone?
Yes: Otc vitamins will not interfere with those medicines. ...Read more
Ungrowing nail in female child 8 years old. It probaply. For about 5 month ago. No other proplem. No medication taken?
Push the flesh down: I believe that you are talking about the ingrown nails. I advise the parents to push down the flesh around the nail on a regular basis and let the nail grow a little longer. Using the services of nail specialists (pedicure) may be helpful as they can help to clear the over grow over the nails for the first time. Then it becomes easier to manage the nails. ...Read more
Yes: Biotin I usually recommend appearx brand.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have been eating skin and nails off my fingers for all of my life. I was wondering if you could recommend any sort of medications?
Eating nails: A psychiatrist or psychologist would be more appropriate ...Read more
May (in-grown toe nail) recur if cured, why? Is it cured just by surgery or some medications may work?
Matrixectomy: Unless the nail matrix (root) is removed, there is always a chance of the nail problem recurring. There is a difference between a nail matrixectomy (which is a permanent removal) versus a nail avulsion (which removes the offending portion of the nail but does not remove the root). Both procedures are in-office surgeries with local anesthesia. See a podiatrist. ...Read more
After a pulled toe nail by a podiatrist, what medication is given? How come no medicines given to my son?
Ingrown toenail: A majority of the time oral antibiotics are not necessary after removing the ingrown portion of the toenail. Topical antibiotics such as neosporin may be recommended but usually only if the infection was more severe. ...Read more
My hair falls a lot and nails are weak too what food and medication can hlp? Mom's hair is extremely light is it impossible to get thick hair cz of her
Details matter: Are you quite sure it is fungus and not something else? There are several other nail abnormalities. If it really is fungus, is it T. Rubrum, or is it a yeast? Fungus of finger nail responds to terbinafine, 1 pill a day for 6 weeks. A normal fingernail is seen 6 months later. ...Read more
I have been eating the skin and nails off my fingers and feet for all my life. I was wondering if I should tell a doctor or be put on some medication?
Yes: Yes, you should tell your doctor and get treated for that. What you do can cause infection of your fingers and toes. ...Read more
What medication can I put on my finger it is swollen? Hi, my nail was cracked in half not so long ago. Then one day it started to get swollen, in no time the finger started to get swollen and it keeps on throbbing. You can see white stuff inside od
You likely are dealing with an infection. You need a medical evaluation right away. You will likely be given a course of antibiotics and possibly have the wound incised, cleaned, and drained. In the meantime you can take advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen for the pain and inflammation.
Good luck. ...Read more
Is there a good antifungal over-the-counter medication? It for his toe nails it seems the big toe nail is infected it has a yellowish color and black
I have BAD itching on the tops of my big toes in the evenings but skin looks fine. I've been taking terbinafine for two weeks for fungal nail infection (in both big toes) and also using loceryl. It's absolutely maddening. Is it to do with the medication?
Can = yes.: Whether or not a vitamin supplement works for bad hair/nails/skin depends on whether or not the person taking it has vitamin deficiencies. Vitamin deficiencies can come from poor diet choices, starvation, long-term use of some medications (eg: B12 deficiency with omeprazole or metformin), or malabsorption problems (= inability to absorb certain nutrients, eg: Celiac disease). ...Read more
How much cocaine must be consumed in order for it to show up in a nail drug screen 30 day's later?
Any?: There is no real answer to this question. It depends on the sensitivity of the lab. Unlike urine tests that have established cutoff values, hair and nails do not. They are limit of detection tests, which means that any amount found is positive. They have to collect the nail from the right location (depends on the growth rate of the nail) then liquify it and pass it through a mass spectrophotometer. ...Read more
How far does the testing for a hair follicle and nail drug test go back? I am getting conflicting answers on both tests. I have been told 90-120 days or longer for hair follicle depending on length of hair and up to 1 1/2-2 1/2 years for nail testing.
Varies: The hair testing numbers are about right, with hair growing about 1/2 inch per month, and the average length of hair tested being 1 1/2 inches, which is about 90 days. Nails give 4-6 months at usual lengths. If you never cut them, or have very very long nails, you could get 1-2 years, but that is not common. ...Read more
Right thumb nail has fungus. Doctor suggested drug Elufin 250 - usage one week in a month for 9 months and nail to be dry. But there's no progress.
Iv been feeling nausiated and tired now IV noticed a lil pale too white under my nail. Iv been taking phentermine for awhile no use of alcohol/drugs?
I have terry nails, fatigue and hair loss. I'm only 26, don't drink or take meds/drugs. Is this likely due to bad diet or should I get blood work done?
Terry?: I am not sure what terry nails are, but you could be describing some symptoms of low thyroid. I recommend a blood test to rule this out. ...Read more
Reduced medication after 5mos now and recently I've had difficult reaching an orgasm with my girlfriend. Hand full of times I've had no issue until now?
We can not help you if we do not know what medication you are talking about. Please provide more information.
Thank you ...Read more
I have pain on my right side shoulder. At times it becomes difficult to raise my hand. Would you kindly tell me whst it is and the medication. Thank y?
Rotator cuff: Start with some easy exercises to work the muscles of the shoulder blade that the rotator cuff attaches to. This will take some of the strain off the cuff. Use a rag and wipe a surface in the numbers of a clock face from the center up to 12:00 then back to center then 1:00 and so on. Start on a flat table top and gradually work your way up to a mirror or other vertical surface. Motrin may help. ...Read more