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I have chronic paronchia. I also have a bottle of cleantrax consisting of oxyclorsine - would soaking in this help?
Horse hoof fungiside: It is a medicine used on horses using that product could be problematic on human skin. ...Read more
Surgical drainage: Bad paronychia (infections of the skin surrounding a fingernail) often don't respond to antibiotics since the bacteria that are causing it are walled off in an abcess (pus filled balloon). The definitive treatment is surgical, the affected part of the nail or cuticle needs to be opened to allow the paronychia to drain. If that does not help, a portion of the nail can be removed. ...Read more
Help healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies widely: Each wound is different and healing depends on the host's immune system, habbits (tob use), medical problems (such as diabetes, circulation problems), location of the wound and why did it start in the first place. Studies show that an occlusive and moist dressing in the way to go. Frequency of dressing changes also varies and depends on kind of wound, type of dressing and quantity of drainage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Near miracle: Wounds that are deep fill in from the base with granulation tissue while the skin contracts and covers the granualtion tissue in an attempt to reestablish continuity. In larger wounds, there is a deposition of connective tissue/scar that closes the gap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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