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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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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What are some remedies for a painful, swollen big toe?

What are some remedies for a painful, swollen big toe?

Depends: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Big toe pain near nail. What home remedy is good for this?

Big toe pain near nail. What home remedy is good for this?

See below: Try soaking in warm water with liquid dishwashing detergent. This will help soften the skin. If the nail is involved use a cuticle stick to seperate the nail from the skin and then cover with andiseptic and bandaid. ...Read more

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Looking for home remedies for ingrown toenails?

Dr. Jay Ryan Dr. Ryan
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Looking for home remedies for ingrown toenails?

Wouldn't try at home: This could be dangerous due to the high incidence of infection in this area. If untreated (or improperly treated) you could harbor an infection which can easily penetrate the bone under the nail. A bone infection is very serious and expensive to treat (see osteomyelitis). If bothersome, just see a doctor for help. ...Read more

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Can i cure an ingrown toe nail with home remedies?

Can i cure an ingrown toe nail with home remedies?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I heal an ingrown toenail swollen area?

How can I heal an ingrown toenail swollen area?

It may hurt, but...: It's possible but unlikely that it will just heal. There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for toe nail fungus using home remedies?

What's recommended as a cure for toe nail fungus using home remedies?

Home remedies: Tea tree oil is the only home remedy that might possibly work. I really do recommend the cutera nail laser with topical such as formula 3 and the steri shoe for all shoe gear. ...Read more

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What's the cure for a swollen foot?

What's the cure for a swollen foot?

Swollen foot: The first right thing to do is determine the cause of the swelling. Then the appropriate treatment can be administered . ...Read more

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I was prescribed terbinafine for onychomycosis.removed my both toenail.After 4 months left foot toenail not cure.like pain and infection.any solution?

I was prescribed terbinafine for onychomycosis.removed my both toenail.After 4 months left foot  toenail not cure.like pain and infection.any solution?

Try again...: It might be necessary to begin another round of a perhaps different, anti fungal medication. Removing the toenail, has the potential to cause thickening of the nail by damaging the nail root. If this is the case, the nail may slowly, if ever, return to it's normal thickness. The thickness of the nail due to trauma or fungal infection is often hard to differentiate. A specialist is often needed. ...Read more

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Have red swollen toe also got fungal nail infection i take tablets for. The red skin is shiny and very sore?

Have red swollen toe also got fungal nail infection i take tablets for. The red skin is shiny and very sore?

BACTERIAL: It sounds like you have a bacterial infection, in addition to your fungal infection. You should return to your doctor; they may put you on antibiotics. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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What are the best remedies for toe nail fungus?

What are the best remedies for toe nail fungus?

Terbinafine: It is an antifungal medication that has a good track record for the most common nail infections. It is tolerated well, affordable and generally effective. This medicine is by prescription, so ask your podiatrist for one. Simple blood tests to rule out liver problems are commonly performed. If you have a history of liver disease or take certain medications, other options might be better for you. ...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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Nail fungus what home remedyis there for it?

Nail fungus what home remedyis there for it?

Vicks/ Manuka oil: Some of my patients swear by vicks, applied directly to your nails with a q tip. Another natural remedy is manuka oil. Tougher to find, and definitely more expensive than vicks. ...Read more

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What remedies for foot pain?

What remedies for foot pain?

Many: More information is needed about the pain to be able to give suggestions about how to help it. ...Read more

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Remedy for ingrown toenail?

Remedy for ingrown toenail?

A good podiatrist : A good podiatrist can show you proper nail care and offer more permanent solutions if necessary. ...Read more

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How do I treat discolored toenails discoloration noted under some of toenails...Not all...Tried OTC remedies but nothing helps?

How do I treat discolored toenails discoloration noted under some of toenails...Not all...Tried OTC remedies but nothing helps?

Depends on the cause: Some causes of nail discoloration include trauma due to tight shoes, infection, and medication side effects. You should try wearing shoes with a higher wider toe box. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have swollen gums on the top left teeth. Any home remedies for this?

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I have swollen gums on the top left teeth. Any home remedies for this?

Good oral hygiene: The best home remedies for treating swollen gum is good oral hygiene in the area. Gum massage to improve drainage in the area also helped. Application of salt/salt rinse can also help to drain the swollen area. Check with your dentist for the cause of swollen gum. Treat the cause, not the symptom. ...Read more

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Treatments for a badly infected hangnail?

Treatments for a badly infected hangnail?

Hang on Sloopy.: A "badly" infected hangnail needs proper attention and probably a round of antibiotics. It would be best to seek the help of a professional for the proper treatment and direction. ...Read more

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My left eyelid is swollen and puffy. Is there a home remedy for this?

My left eyelid is swollen and puffy. Is there a home remedy for this?

Allergies : Allergies cause swollen eyelids. Cold compress can relieve the swelling. Over-the-counter allergy medicine, such as loratidine (claritin) & eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eye drop for itching. If it persists or gets worse go to your doctor. Another cause could be a blocked sweat duct around the eye. In that case patients respond to warm compress. It could also be other problems. ...Read more

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Bitten by leech while in river, top of foot over arch. 1 week later top of foot large red, swollen area. Itchy, dark purple spot at bite. Treatment?

Bitten by leech while in river, top of foot over arch. 1 week later top of foot large red, swollen area. Itchy, dark purple spot at bite. Treatment?

Leech Bite?: It is actually rare to be allergic or to have a reaction to a leech bite. Assuming it was a leech bite, you could have some irritation and itching, but normally should have no further problems if you have good health and no leech allergies. However, if you are experiencing symptoms such as you describe, then you need to seek medical attention as it may be infected. ...Read more

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I have my foot swollen from gout, what is the most effective treatment for it?

I have my foot swollen from gout, what is the most effective treatment for it?

Anti-inflammatories: Acute gout is best treated with anti-inflammatory medications. Naproxyn, indomethacin, Ibuprofen and many other type drugs work well. Some physicians will use steroid drugs like prednisone. This all depends on your medical history and medicaitons you are on. Colchinine works very wee also but is an older treatment. All have side effects. Not all are comfortable using colchicine. ...Read more

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Lo was jumping and landed on outside of foot wrong. Its not too swollen and she can walk on it. But it hurts her a little to run&jump. Sprain? Remedy?

Lo was jumping and landed on outside of foot wrong. Its not too swollen and she can walk on it. But it hurts her a little to run&jump. Sprain? Remedy?

Apply ice: Apply ice and have her take it easy for a few days. If she is still having difficulty in a few days have a podiatrist examine her. ...Read more

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Foot stepped on with soccer cleats now its bruised and swollen. What is the best treatment?

Foot stepped on with soccer cleats now its bruised and swollen. What is the best treatment?

RICE: Rest, ice, elevation, and compression (ace wrap). Anti-inflammatory medication like advil (ibuprofen) can help. If pain persists see a foot specialist. ...Read more

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I fell and hurt my ankle, I have a very swollen foot and pain, i can't afford medical treatment, what should I do? I was walking and tripped and fell.

Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, with lots of pain and swelling after a fall, it's important to rule out a fracture. This can only be done with an exam and/or x-ray of the injured foot. Your doctor or an urgent care facility will likely be cheaper than going to the emergency room. I would give them a call to ask how much a visit and/or x-ray would cost. If your foot or ankle is broken, then taking care of it sooner rather than have it heal improperly later is the most economical way to go. ...Read more

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My ankle is sprained, i followed some treatment x 4 days, and i need to fly out tomorrow (2hr flight) my foot is swollen and veiny should I fly at all?

My ankle is sprained, i followed some treatment x 4 days, and i need to fly out tomorrow (2hr flight) my foot is swollen and veiny should I fly at all?

Flying isn't a : Contraindication. You can speak to your internist to see if they recommend Aspirin or the like. Elevation of the foot is also good if can be done. In flight excercising can be done. ...Read more

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Toes red itchy and swollen on left foot from playing tennis. What's best home remedy for this?

Toes red itchy and swollen on left foot from playing tennis. What's best home remedy for this?

Ice and a topical: Antifungal but if no improvement see a foot doc. I would make sure your sneakers are the correct size as well. ...Read more

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Hit ankle now is swollen painful when walking and little toe and foot is cold what is wrong with it what treatment do I need?

Hit ankle now is swollen painful when walking and little toe and foot is cold what is wrong with it what treatment do I need?

Ankle: First you need to see a foot and ankle dr to get an x-ray to make sure there is no fracture and you should elevate it. Foot could be cold fot many reasos to many to mention here. ...Read more

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Mum had DVT followed by a stenotic vein and swollen leg and foot now she has thrombophlebitis is there a lifelong treatment ?

Mum had DVT followed by a stenotic vein and swollen leg and foot now she has thrombophlebitis is there a lifelong treatment ?

Best to: check to see if her blood is too thick - hypercoagulable. Need to remove or dissolve current clot. The underlying narrowing then can be treated - possibly a stent. She may need Coumadin (warfarin) or Xeralto for a lifetime. Once clot gone use compression hose for leg swelling. Elevate her legs when possible. ...Read more

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18 month old got bitten by fire ants on foot and ankle.Bite is slightly swollen and red with little pimple.Treatment? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for swelling?

18 month old got bitten by fire ants on foot and ankle.Bite is slightly swollen and red with little pimple.Treatment? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for swelling?

Keep the area clean: Wash with warm water and soap. Keep the area clean. If uncomfortable, may give an appropriate dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen). You will want to consult with a pediatrician for the correct dose as the child is under 2. ...Read more

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I bruised my foot yesterday and its swollen, any helpful remedies or suggestions?!

I bruised my foot yesterday and its swollen, any helpful remedies or suggestions?!

R.I.C.E.: Rest, Ice, Elevation and Compression (RICE). An ACE bandage can be used for compression. Rest and elevation with ice on the bruise helps. There is a possibility of a tendon or bone injury with bruising and I recommend you see a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen ankle, any solution? Home remedies? My ankle just got swollen I don't know why, also my feet tend to hurt more (foot prints, the lines on feet)

Swollen ankle, any solution? Home remedies? My ankle just got swollen I don't know why, also my feet tend to hurt more (foot prints, the lines on feet)

Swollen ankle,any: Usually , if only one ankle is swollen, it's a result of the injury, rarely blood clot in the leg or thigh, you seem to be too young for that; both ankles can swell up usually from fluid retention/high blood sugar or high blood pressure, heart /kidney disease.Try to rest, wrap ankle with ace bandage not tight, soak with cool water with epsom salts, elevate it; if not better in 2 days see doctor. ...Read more

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How can I heal an ingrown toenail swollen area?

It may hurt, but...: It's possible but unlikely that it will just heal. There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem. ...Read more

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What can I do to heal the swollen area around the ingrown toenail?

What can I do to heal the swollen area around the ingrown toenail?

Soak in epsom salts.: Redness and pain along the nail border, sometimes with drainage indicates an "ingrown toenail". If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. If you can't get in to see a doctor immediately, soak the toe 10 min/day in luke warm water and epsom salts, use a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandaid. ...Read more

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Big toe has a red area at bottom of my toenail looks swollen a bit and weird clear ooze that hardens into yellow crusty stuff tried peroxide it foams?

Is it itchy: Appears to be an eczema from the description you gave. Avoid putting hydrogen peroxide. Clean with tap water and soap, dry the area and then apply a steroid cream -otc preparations initially. If not helpful than get a more potent preparation from your pcp it doesn't appear to be pyogenic whitlow as there appears to be less question of pain. Avoid changing shoes often. Avoidnew detergents/new shoes. ...Read more

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I had a ingrown toenail removed today. bandage is to stay on until tomorrow, but it's swollen and bruise below the bandage area. Is this normal?

I had a ingrown toenail removed today. bandage is to stay on until tomorrow, but it's swollen and bruise below the bandage area. Is this normal?

Place ice on it: It may be from the injection you received. If the doctor did not give you an oral antibiotic ( which is not required) but you feel it may be infected, you may want to call and discuss with the doctor. ...Read more

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How to cure a swollen toenail that has puss?

How to cure a swollen toenail that has puss?

See a Podiatrist: You may need an antibiotic and the nail edge removed. The proceedure is painless. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Swollen Toenail Area (Definition)

Swollen toenail area can be a symptom of inflammation or infection in the area, commonly due ...Read more