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Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

See a : Podiatrist or dmatologist among some of the more common problems are fungus, bacteria, subungual keratinization. There are other possibilities but those are the three most common. (Each using different treatments.) ...Read more

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Toe nail injury -- nail attached, but nail bed exposed. What's the best treatment?

Toe nail injury -- nail attached, but nail bed exposed. What's the best treatment?

Bandaid and topical: The best treatment would be to get the wound assessed by a doctor. With that said if the there are no lacerations in the nail bed and the rest of the nail is attached firmly, no treatment would be necessary except for maybe a bandaid with topical antibiotic cream for a few days. If the nail is loose it may need to be taken off by a doctor or it may fall off on its own soon. ...Read more

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Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?

Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?

Nail bruising: After trauma to nail, it one can get a pooling of blood under the nail (subungual hematoma) which gives the nail a purple/maroon discoloration. If injury is recent and there is pain, please see dermatologist right away. It may be necessary to drain the blood from under nail. Whether nail will be lost depends on how much trauma and how much blood presses on junction between nail plate and bed. ...Read more

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Subungual melanoma: nail bed discoloration or nail plate? My nail plate has a horizontal band 1/2cm across but skin underneath is normal. Confused

Subungual melanoma: nail bed discoloration or nail plate? My nail plate has a horizontal band 1/2cm across but skin underneath is normal. Confused

See a doctor: Your nail needs to be examined by your doctor, preferably by a dermatologist. After examination you will be guided further. A close watch for change in the size of discoloration or the skin around will guide the doctor further. Keep good photographs to detect changes over time(weekly). Good luck ...Read more

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Blue/purple base of toe nail after injury. Will my nail fall off?

Blue/purple base of toe nail after injury. Will my nail fall off?

May: Depending on the type of injury it is probably a good idea to have this evaluated by a specialist, especially is this is the result of a crushing injury, to ensure that there are no other concomitant issues such as a fracture. ...Read more

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Broke big toe on 8/12. Detached toenail. Skin is falling off in sheets from ALL toes on the foot. No cast. Walking boot,now surgical shoe. Why?

Broke big toe on 8/12. Detached toenail. Skin is falling off in sheets from ALL toes on the foot. No cast. Walking boot,now surgical shoe. Why?

Quit Sloughing off.: Skin sloughing, particularly after a period of immobilization and departure from one's daily bathing routine, is almost a given when the immobilization and swelling end. Layers of dead skin cells that are normally sloughed during one's daily routine have piled up and are revealed as these skin "sheets". One can only imagine how much skin is shedded daily by your body daily. ...Read more

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Can tea tree oil cure foot fungus toe nail fungus?

Can tea tree oil cure foot fungus toe nail fungus?

Tea Tree Fungus: This is commonly used as a natural remedies for toenail fungus but my experience is that it is not very effective in moderate or severe cases. It may be slightly effective if there is only a small amount of fungus present. Keeping the nail trimmed short and filed thin may help at work slightly better. ...Read more

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Improper nail on right foot toe.

Improper nail on right foot toe.

Depends on the prob.: Some causes of nail conditions include trauma due to tight shoes, infection, and medication side effects. Get the nails inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Bruised under nail of big toe. Is this fungus?

Probably not: Bruises beneath the toenail are usually caused by something forcefully dropped onto or pressing the toenail. If the nail becomes chronically bruised from shoegear or activity it could lead to enough damage that fungus could begin to grow beneath the nail and cause an infection. ...Read more

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2.5 cm cut, top of foot below big toe, 6 stiches. Hallucis longus tendon was partially cut, wearing a cam boot. Is it ok to be on feet 5 hours?

2.5 cm cut, top of foot below big toe, 6 stiches. Hallucis longus tendon was partially cut, wearing a cam boot. Is it ok to be on feet 5 hours?

Don't even ask.: This is an example of one of those hypotheticals that that surgeons are expected to have an answer for without knowing all the details. After practicing for almost forty years, my answer has never wavered. "If you have to ask, the answer is NO." ...Read more

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What's the best remedy for alleviating ingrown toe nail pain , and foot fungus?

What's the best  remedy  for alleviating  ingrown  toe nail pain , and foot fungus?

Painful toes: An infected toe with or without a fungal infection should not be ignored. Many toe infections can go from a mild one to a severe one in days. The best way to address this problem is to try a topical antibiotic for a day and see if it gets better; if there's no improvement, seek the help of a Podiatrist. For foot fungus, the same approach applies. Try an OTC product, but see a Podiatrist ASAP. ...Read more

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Big toe nail fungus and blood blister underside of toe. Saw a podiatrist, he clipped the excess toenail and the pain is now under the toe.

Big toe nail fungus and blood blister underside of toe. Saw  a podiatrist, he clipped the excess toenail and the pain is now under the toe.

I assume the : Blister was drained? So, the question is is there raw skin that is hurting? Is it possible you developed an infection? Is there a bandage in or did you take it off. If you took it off what do you see? ...Read more

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Treatment for toe nail fungus?

Treatment for toe nail fungus?

Nail fungus treatmen: I ususally outline the following options for my patinets: topical creams topical antifungal nail polish removal of nail oral antifungals (some risk of liver concerns) laser nail treatment. Talk with your podiatrist about these options to see which is best for you. ...Read more

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Slammed pinky in door,can't bend.Skin scraped off, ottom of nail pulled up,some of nailbed beyond where nail begins,shows.Entire arm hurts.WhatCanIDo?

Slammed pinky in door,can't bend.Skin scraped off, ottom of nail pulled up,some of nailbed beyond where nail begins,shows.Entire arm hurts.WhatCanIDo?

Needs to be seen: That should be evaluated by a ER physician/hand surgeon. If the nail isn't secured back down underneath the fold of skin at the base of the nail it can cause healing issues ...Read more

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Is there any topical treatment for toe nail fungus, thickening and discolored toenails ?

Is there any topical treatment for toe nail fungus, thickening and discolored toenails ?

Fungus: Agreed - first be sure it is fungus . With a black light fungus will fluoresce. I use a laser with good success (80-85%). ...Read more

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My finger nail is coming away from the nail plate?

My finger nail is coming away from the nail plate?

Carefully : Trim the remaining attached piece apply an antibiotic and bandaid. If you are afraid to do this, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Second toe hurts to touch and wear shoes. Is it fungus or ingrown toenail?

Nail injury: Most of the toenail fungus cases are not painful, just ugly! Suspect ingrown nail, trauma or local infection causing that kind of issue. ...Read more

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During foot reconstruction for foot compartment syndrome damage, cut plantar fascia off my heel bone. Will it scar back to heel or remain floating?

During foot reconstruction for foot compartment syndrome damage, cut plantar fascia off my heel bone. Will it scar back to heel or remain floating?

It Will Scar down: The ligament will grow and attach in an elongated status. Massage frequently during the first 8 weeks to minimize scar fibrosis, scaring and use an arch support or orthotic to decrease stress on this plantar fascial ligament. ...Read more

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I have noticed the last 3 - 6 months that my ring finger on my right hand seems to get stiff ..And freezes when I am holding a utensil...It usually just lasted a few seconds.Today if was wrapped around a tissue and froze... It did not want to pop back...

I have noticed the last 3 - 6 months that my ring finger on my right hand seems to get stiff ..And  freezes when I am holding a utensil...It usually just lasted a few seconds.Today if was wrapped around a tissue and froze... It did not want to pop back...

The : The most common cause of a finger that "freezes" and "pops" is a so called trigger finger, a type of tendonitis. You should certainly have it checked out especially since you've had the problem for so long. If it turns out to be a trigger finger, and the diagnosis is pretty straightforward, it is fairly easy to treat right in the office. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Thumb and area of hand right below thumb are swollen and throbbing. Have it wrapped and helping.

Thumb and area of hand right below thumb are swollen and throbbing. Have it wrapped and helping.

Paranyxhia: Sounds like infection or inflammation in the tissue around the nail bed . Hot compress and anti inflammatory like Advil or aleve (naproxen) might help. If does not get better or you see any underlying yellow/green color may need to be slit open to drain the pus. See your physician you may need antibiotic also ...Read more

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I slept 8 hours with an Ace bandage wrapped too tightly around my arm. Upon waking, my hand was swollen and sensitive to touch. Will I be OK?

I slept 8 hours with an Ace bandage wrapped too tightly around my arm.  Upon waking, my hand was swollen and sensitive to touch. Will I be OK?

Can U say Tourniquet: You should know within the next several hours. The swelling should subside and sensitivity reduce if all is well. This could happen quickly or slowly improve over a couple of days. See your doctor if concerned that it is not improving. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. After my surgery they wrapped my hand up too tight and I have no feeling in my thumb. How long until it comes back?

Need expert advice. After my surgery they wrapped my hand up too tight and I have no feeling in my thumb. How long until it comes back?

Considerations: Likely, you will recover fully with decreased pressure due to bandaging removal, but you might need to have testing for median, digital, or radial nerve issues. If just the coverings of the nerve are involved, should be normal within 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Slipped and fell on my left hand, been 1 hr ago, nothing swollen, wrapped in ice. Hi pain, my fingers can move.Solution?no ER, best pain killer OTC?

Slipped and fell on my left hand, been 1 hr ago, nothing swollen, wrapped in ice. Hi pain, my fingers can move.Solution?no ER, best pain killer OTC?

REST AND Ibuprofen : Well done with the ice pack and triage. Take ibuprofen but see your physician for any sign of pain or swelling or Deformity and tenderness on pressure at the bony prominences of the wrist. Must Splint the wrist on a pillow and take Advil or Motrin both OtC. Avoid wrist movement and watch. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my upper forearm according to the ER. They told me to keep it wrapped but every time I wrap it my hand and wrist swell up. ?

I have a cyst on my upper forearm according to the ER. They told me to keep it wrapped but every time I wrap it my hand and wrist swell up.  ?

Too tight: I presume you are to keep it wrapped/bandaged because it is draining or infected? This may be fine, but it sounds like you may be wrapping it too tightly. This causes obstruction of the venous blood and lymph flow back up your arm, and resultant swelling down below. Try wrapping it more loosely. Infection should soon resolve; no other reason to wrap a cyst!? Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Hello! I have a broken hand, the two bones between my hand and elbow are both broken, I have wrapped it but somei feel like the bones are moving. ?

Hello! I have a broken hand, the two bones between my hand and elbow are both broken, I have wrapped it but somei feel like the bones are moving. ?

Fractures: This is a dangerous situation. You need to get to a doctor to take an X Ray and put the bones back together and put a cast on your arm. It sounds like you will probably need surgery with metal plates and screws to maintain the reduction of your BBFF both bones forearm fracture and hand fractures eval and treated similarly open vs closed reduction and fixation. If open need tetanus and IV abx ASAP ...Read more

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Hello! I have a broken hand, the two bones between my hand and elbow are both broken, I have wrapped it but somei feel like the bones are moving. The ?

This needs more-: -than that as treatment. If you are able seek medical help. An orthopedic surgeon would be great, but I don't know what access you have to such care. ...Read more

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My throat has wrinkles under it from this choking feeling. It feels as someone has their hand wrapped around my neck.

My throat has wrinkles under it from this choking feeling. It feels as someone has their hand wrapped around my neck.

Swallow study: You should have a proper swallow study done. The wrinkles in the skin of your neck have nothing to do with difficulty swallowing or a choking sensation as you describe it. Moving saliva and food from our mouth down to our stomachs requires lots of muscle coordination. If that coordination is off, you can get a sensation like you describe. See a speech and swallow specialist after discussing w/ pcp. ...Read more

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Would wrapping you hand with like an ACE bandaid help reduce a tremor?

Would wrapping you hand with like an ACE bandaid help reduce a tremor?

Shaking hands: Consult a neurologist if you have a tremor for a thorough evaluation and diagnosis. There are various causes & treatments but simple ace wraps are not successful. After the neurologist, you might consider seeing a physiatrist for additional help, if the solution to your care may take a while, or if there will be some residual symptoms no matter what neurological treatment is available. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in left arm from elbow to hand. Pain mosly in wrists. Will wrapping and icing help? Has happened before bt never stays long

Sudden pain in left arm from elbow to hand. Pain mosly in wrists. Will wrapping and icing help? Has happened before bt never stays long

Wrist Pain: Why do you have arm/elbow/wrist pain? Any history of trauma? Do you play any sport? Is it just pain or with redness and swelling? Cold compress and nsaids such as ibuprofen/aleve can help relieve the inflammation. If it doesnt go away, get it checked by your doctor. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Why is my hand sticky after my skin grew back from 2nd degree burn? how long will it be like this? and should i keep wrapping or putting neosporin on

Why is my hand sticky after my skin grew back from 2nd degree burn? how long will it be like this? and should i keep wrapping or putting neosporin on

It will: remain looking "new" until the layer of skin thickens (several weeks) You can protect it with a dry sterile dressing but neosporin ointment is no longer necessary (and in fact may be partly responsible for the "stickiness" when it dries!!!!!!
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What are the symptoms of a wrapped cord?

What are the symptoms of a wrapped cord?

Fetal distress.: A tightly cord wrapping around the fetal neck or body can cause the fetal heart rate to decrease below normal repeatedly and require a cesarean section sometimes. It is, however pretty common and not an immediate indication for c-section - amnioinfusion can help achieve a normal vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Wrapped cord?

What is the definition or description of: Wrapped cord?

Wrapped cord: Wrapped cord = nuchal cord occurs when one or more loops of umbilical cord around the fetus' neck which may pose a serious threat. ...Read more

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I have gout, can I keep it wrapped as its fairly chilly?

I have gout, can I keep it wrapped as its fairly chilly?

Hot and Cold: Gout usually presents with 'burning/hot' and swelling (at least during an attack). If your immediate gout site is 'fairly chilly, ' this is not related to the gout. Consider consulting with your family doctor or podiatrist and have your pulses evaluated. In the meantime, i see no problem with keeping is wrapped for warmth, but comprising the site is not advised. ...Read more

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