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Paronychia How Long Does It Last
Infected nail: Paring chia is an infection surrounding a nail. It can last for days until you are seen by your health professional who will prescribe for you an antibiotic both oral and topical. Until you see a doctor, try to soak the hand or foot with warm water and salt to help reduce the edema. ...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
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
It depends on cause: You need to know the cause. One common cause is called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or itp. This is a chronic condition which can last from a few months to several years. Other causes can be short lived and platelets recover. You should be sure to find out the cause. Or seek a second opinion to learn more about your problem from another specialist. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Gastritis is often associated with H. pylori infection, which can ultimately cause gastric ulcers and even cancer. I recommend Mastic Gum, available from a health food store. Mastic gum kills H. pylori, and heals gastric and duodenal ulcers. It is a great gastric pain reliever as well. Usual dose is 1,000 mg per day for two weeks, but you can take it indefinitely, as it is completely non-toxic ...Read more
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