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Recurring Fingernail Symptoms
Pain: Bruising of the nail is likely to cause bleeding under the nail and marked pain. ...Read more
I'm experiencing hair loss, numb fingers, headaches, cold extremities. What could these symptoms indicate?
Hair loss: Toxicity from some agent, low pituitary or thyroid funtion. ...Read more
Can bacterial vaginosis go away on its own or with non-medicine remedies? Developed bad reaction after first dosage (agitation, tingling, tremors).
Can you explain the difference between chronic yeast infections and recurring yeast infection? & Which one needs prolonged treatment (6months-1year)?
TomaytoTomatoPotayto: For practical purposes there is no difference. If you want to get picky chronic means all the time and recurring means it comes and goes (with therapy or without). Either could require prolonged therapy but it depends on where the infection is and a lot of other things to consider. But as far as therapy goes, you'd probably need prolonged therapy for either a chronic or recurring infection ...Read more
I have mild foot arthritis & take ibuprofen for it. Occasionally I get 1 splinter hemorrhage on 1 fingernail. Can NSAIDs cause splinter hemorrhages?
I'm suffering paronychia.4 times nail removed.taken antiboitic and cream.but no result.growing back nail prevent the infection.What to do?
Phenol: Ask your doctor to see if he/she applied phenol to prevent nail from growing back in problem area. ...Read more
Getting from cats?: Cats and sometimes dogs can have the same infection. You could be getting repeated exposure from them. Also, it may not be ringworm, which is just a type of skin fungus. It could be a different rash. If you have no pet exposure, it may be worth seeing your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes!: Ear infections can be caused by viral colds or spread from infections in the eyes or sinuses. Also associated with second-hand smoke exposure. Some children are much more prone to frequent infections than others. This can be a result of inherited ear anatomy or differences in immune function. Most often, children grow out of the frequent ear infections with time. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more
I have clubbing fingers, numbness , restless legs, hemoptysis, weakness, bone pain, wrinkled fingertips.What disease can cause these symptoms?
Likely lung disease: With the symptoms especially and clubbed fingers, I am guessing possible pulmonary ie lung disease. Please seek a physician for comprehensive check up. ...Read more
Multiple: Chronic, recurrent vaginal yeast infections may indicate overuse of antibiotics, perhaps an immune deficiency or can be seen in persons with an HIV infection; may indicate a pre-diabetic or presence of active diabetes, can occur in dark, moist areas or can indicate inadequate treatment of a previous/current infection. ...Read more
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